Posts By: gdallemolle

How to Find the Main Idea

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This image presents basic steps for finding the main idea using an image as an example.  This could be an attention getter or first step before moving to finding the main idea in a paragraph.  I like the idea that the main idea is right in front of the reader’s eyes. http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/2014/03/so-whats-big-deal-getting-to-main-idea.html    

“The States”: History and Geography in Action

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Gina Dalle Molle Title: “The States” History and Geography in Action Class: I plan to use mine in my EAP 1500 Speech Class Introduction:  I have an existing group speech project that I do in EAP1500.  I already have the students responsible for creating a power point as part of the speech.  I have been […]

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Gina Dalle Molle Title: “The States” History and Geography in Action Class: I plan to use mine in my EAP 1500 Speech Class Introduction:  I have an existing group speech project that I do in EAP1500.  I already have the students responsible for creating a power point as part of the speech.  I have been […]

The Mystery of English Spelling

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I teach English as a Second Language. English spelling and vocabulary give students a lot of trouble and are sources of great stress.  Spelling and vocabulary can be thought of as two different skill sets yet are also intertwined.  I used this in class, and I think it could be useful in either a unit on […]

The Cute and Useful Comma

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I teach English as a Second Language.  It is not always easy to convince students that punctuation is their friend, not something meant to torture them.  This is not just an issue for those for whom English is a Second Language.  I tell my students that this plagues native speakers as well.  This video is […]