May 14

Birthdays: Hal Borland (1900), Eoin Colfer (1965), George Selden (1929), Jennifer Niven (1968), Maria Irene Fornes (1930)

Tip: Less vs. fewer: less is used for singular nouns or amounts (less salt, less water) while “fewer” is used for plurals or comparisons (fewer calories; fewer apples). This chair costs less than that one. He has fewer apples than I do.

Thought for the day: “I would tell aspiring writers to observe. They already know it is vital to read and write whenever possible, but often people forget to watch what is going on every day in their surroundings. That is where your ideas come from. Keep one eye on your computer screen and the other on the world around you” – Eoin Colfer

Jumpstart: Finish the following: Once, I lost my hat… (use: check, firehouse, burp)

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