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 […]
Posts Tagged: English
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!
Special thanks to Deidre Holmes DuBois for sharing this link to Weird Al’s new music video on Word Crimes. Talk about a way to spark conversation about good grammar.
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, […]
Please view the brief Prezi presentation I made to present my EAP writing lesson plan (with TED Talk, infographics, guest speaker, discussion/writing activities, and interactive engagement strategies). Note: This is only my third-ever Prezi! For Love or Money? The Power of Passion Thanks, Shawn
If you are excited about the idea of making your own infographics, but all your ideas require an upgrade from the free services, here is an easy to follow video that shows how to use power point and pixler.com editor. I am going to make my own video soon, so this will be updated.
China is becoming the world largest English-speaking country. Is English becoming a mania around the world?Jay Walker explains why Chinese students drill the English language. The world’s English mania – Jay Walker | TED-Ed.
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 […]
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.
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: […]