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 […]
Posts Categorized: English Composition
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 […]
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 […]
With special thanks to English professor Ashley Miller comes this infographic that illustrates multiple dialogue tags that students can use in place of “said” to indicate who is speaking. The list could serve as a quick and useful tip sheet to refer to when writing essays.
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.
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 […]
I found a really great post from the Scribe Meets World blog, and I wanted to share it with anybody interested in some real-world, easily accessible examples of the creative writing rules of Showing (with a capital S) as opposed to telling (with a diminutive, lowercase t). Click here for the blog posts’ link. PS: […]
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 […]