Posts Categorized: English Composition

It’s a Rap: English Lesson Music Videos Your Students Won’t Forget

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Many of us grew up on “School House Rock”. How many of you can still remember the words to “Conjunction Junction”?  Supplement your English class lesson plans with these fun music videos. To get to the whole collection just put in the search word “Flocabulary”.  You will find many great videos on a variety of […]

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed

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What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed. In this Ted Ed lesson, the author uses elements of an experiment conducted by a famous violinist to examine Aristotle’s rhetorical means of Persuasion (Ethos, Logos, Pathos) and to illustrate the importance of all three reveals why all three are essential to audience […]

Magic, Harvard MOOC, and Macbeth

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Harvard Extension Lecture on Macbeth You may enjoy the way Dr. Garber raises the bar of discussion about Macbeth in the above video. I enjoy it as a guide to set the tone for students, and I believe it could be used to bolster and enliven discussions online. I’m also including a video connecting Harry Potter to […]

Yes Comma, No Comma

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The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma, always sparks a discussion among the teachers, and its rules are not well represented in the textbooks. That creates more confusion in the classroom. This poster makes some clarification when the Oxford comma can be omitted and why.

Thou Shalt Not…

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Author: Margaret Gonzalez Discipline: Speech Communications Title: Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies Text:  “A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people.”  A fallacy used in a persuasive speech can often kill […]

Infographic: How to Write an Essay

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Special thanks to Shawn Pollgreen, one of Valencia’s English as a Second Language Professors, who shared the following two graphics with us. To start off, shawn shared this funny graphic (Left) demonstrating the importance of using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation! She also shared an infographic displaying a lot of helpful information about essay writing, such as […]