Posts Tagged: English

Taylor Mali: What Do Teachers Make?

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I was recently reminded of a poem about teachers that I just needed to share with Circles. For those of you unfamiliar with Taylor Mali’s work, you might want to check out his youtube channel. Here are two versions of his poem on What Do Teachers Make? The first is the more theatrical cut. The […]

Taylor Mali – The The Impotence of Proofreading

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The other day I shared Weird Al’s new video which sparked Shawn Pollgreen to share this “The The Impotence of Proofreading,” by Taylor Mali, so thanks for the share Shawn. It also reminded me of one of my favorite Taylor Mali poems “What Do Teachers Make?” which, I think, is something every teacher should see. Enjoy!

Shakespeare in the Original Pronunication (OP)

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Linked from a rather silly discussion on Reddit of how did “Pirate Speak” come to be so recognizable, was this fascinating video about English actors performing the plays of Shakespeare in the original pronunciation at London’s Globe Theatre. When spoken in modern English, the meaning is lost for original puns or words intended to rhyme, […]

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 […]

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.