Editing my own short story, and trying to figure out what I meant when I typed: He had very little time to finish his self-appointed task anyway. Why would I use the word ‘anyway’ in this situation, it doesn’t make any sense for the character or the scene! Read it once, read it twice, and… Read More Dear Dyslexia, quit already.
An interesting article here, and a helpful list of words to use instead. Using the word crazy as an insult is more harmful to the millions of us who deal with the stigma of mental illness than it is to the person you’re attempting to insult. It also lets the person/people you’re trying to insult… Read More Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean
My student is studying audiology, and had to do a paper on one of my favorite subjects – bilingual children learning to read,and what happens in people’s brains when they read a word while having access to two languages. ETA: Student contacted me to say the paper got an A! I’m so proud. What does… Read More Tutor and the Bilingual Student
Learn a Second Language in High School Today there are people who complain that children in high school have to learn a second language. And college students sometimes don’t speak good English. College Students who Don’t Speak Good English My grandparents spoke at least three languages each. One for home, one at the marketplace, one… Read More Tutor on Second Languages
Words that sound alike can be really tough to spell out – especially if you mis-heard the word in the first place. Between my five students today, I had very few spelling errors, so yay! All of them were mis-hearings: Resave instead of receive Mrs. Miller instead of Mrs. Mallard Simple instead of Symbol and… Read More Tutor on Grammar