Posts Tagged: writing

Introducing Hypothes.is

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The Hypothesis Project is an effort to implement an old idea: A conversation layer over the entire web that works everywhere. Imagine having your students interact with each other in an online conversation that takes place in a content layer over an existing website, image, infographic, news article, poem, etc. You don’t need permission from […]

Whose Language is it Anyway?

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INTRODUCTION EAP stands for English for Academic Purposes, but what is academic English and why is it important? *College: Students need specialized vocabulary in college classes. Academic subjects vary in – their vocabulary and expressions, – the types of text used (for instance essays, reports, research articles or summaries), – their texts’ structure and organization. […]

How to Kick Ass with Words

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Without a doubt, fight scenes are a necessity of fiction. Even the most celebrated “literary” fiction writers include aggressive confrontations. Authors like Flannery O’Connor and Tobias Wolfe recognized the importance of violence in writing about humanity. It would be a bald-faced lie to claim that in our Friday night entertainment we don’t yearn for it. […]

My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

The power of passion – Richard St. John | TED-Ed

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This video would be a great way to engage students in conversations about the broader topics of passion, success, love, and wealth, and the importance of each in their lives. These conversations could then be used as a springboard for a writing activity in which students reflect on what passion means to them- how its […]

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 […]

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.