So there’s some non-working days on my calendar, and I’ve always wanted to learn a new language… that comes with a new alphabet. The free on-line course is going great, and suddenly I have to type the words out. No problem! I know the words! I even know how to spell most of them! But,… Read More Communication Error?
Grammar…. is boring. Every student knows that. Gamification Grammar isn’t so bad when it means WINNING! Light! Camera! Action! Sound effects! Butterflies! This lady needs some help: You can help! Be a WINNER! Which butterflies will you will you capture? See more at https://360.articulate.com/review/content/4ada95f7-47ab-4f21-8427-d234e47ab033/review I love Articulate 360, they have such great tools… Read More Grammar Butterflies
Writing a classroom scene. “Next week, on Wednesday, our class will go down to the meadow at the riverside to pick flowers and braid wreathes to give our families and friends. Remember to where clothing that are fit to kneel in the dirt, as that is wear the flowers grow.” Penny’s classmates giggled, and so… Read More Where, wear? There, their.
Common grammar exercise: Circle all the nouns. These jokes are not suitable for children! When the songs were first performed, the singer’s dance style was considered horrifically immoral. Nothing but a Hound Dog: Don’t Be Cruel: Elvis Presley 1956 on the Ed Sullivan show, where Elvis’ lower body gyrations were not allowed… Read More Can’t Teach an Old Noun New Songs
… Because There Can be Only One, right? There can only ever be ONE RIGHT ANSWER. Argh. Variations on There Can be Only One I tried hard to be able to come to New York. Immigrating was not easy. I had to work hard to immigrate. It took a lot of effort to immigrate. Only… Read More The One True Way of Rephrasing
Writing is hard: True fact. You have to organize your thoughts more clearly than if you were just talking, because when you talk you can backtrack and fill in details that you left out. Writing has to be more organized than that. The first draft is allowed to be a mess! Student tried to get… Read More The Dreaded First Draft
Found this pun by accident. Sharing this pun on purpose.
Oxford Comma: It’s the last comma in a list. If you’ve got these, them, and those, do you need a comma after ‘them’ or not? For students, it’s a pain in the neck. For one company, it was a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
“I got to the end of 12 pages. I’m done writing, right?” Students sometimes need a little help with organizing their papers. Do the words say what Student meant to say? Are all the ideas about SubTopic A near each other, or are they mixed in with SubTopics B & C? If so, was that… Read More Student, did you read what you wrote?
Dear High School & College studetns writing your end-of-term papers, When using spell-check options, its important to know the difference between nouns, ver bs, and adjectives. It was a four car collided. It was a four car collision There were four cars in the collision Four cars collided. The collided of two cultures. A collision… Read More Verbing Nouns