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What's New? . STORIES . ARTICLES . Retold by Doug Lipman. Eloquent, moi? An Article by David CrystalYale University Press London Blog. ‘Crystal’s passion for his subject communicates quite brilliantly.’ – Stephen Fry on The Gift of the Gab David Crystal is one of the world’s preeminent language specialists and the author of nearly 100 books on the subject.
In this exclusive piece for the YaleBooks blog, he shares his insight on the myths surrounding eloquence, and shows that contrary to popular belief, it is a skill that anyone can learn. by David Crystal, author of The Gift of the Gab I am often asked, at conferences and parties, what I’m writing next, and when I tell my questioners it’s a book on eloquence, the usual reaction is: ‘I’m not eloquent’.
Hansel and Gretel by Brothers Grimm. The moon shone brightly, and the white pebbles which lay in front of the house glittered like real silver pennies.
Hansel stooped and stuffed the little pocket of his coat with as many as he could get in. Then he went back and said to Gretel, "Be comforted, dear little sister, and sleep in peace, God will not forsake us," and he lay down again in his bed. Fairytales: The Black Geese. Long ago there lived a man and wife who had two children, a girl and a boy.
One day the woman said to her daughter: "Elena, we are going to market today; stay in the house while we are away, and look after your baby brother, for Baba Yaga's black geese who steal children have been seen flying over the village. When we come home, we will bring you some sugar buns. " After her mother and father were gone, Elena stayed in the house with her brother for a little while. But soon she got tired of this, and took him outside to where her friends were playing. 5 Ways to Use Technology for Family Storytelling — LitWorld. Technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate, create and collaborate with each other.
It makes our world more connected and amplifies individual stories. And yet keeping up with the latest apps and gadgets and learning how to use them can feel intimidating and overwhelming. 28WAYS. More English Fairy Tales/The Hedley Kow - Wikisource, the free online library. THERE was once an old woman, who earned a poor living by going errands and such like, for the farmers' wives round about the village where she lived.
It wasn't much she earned by it; but with a plate of meat at one house, and a cup of tea at another, she made shift to get on somehow, and always looked as cheerful as if she hadn't a want in the world. Well, one summer evening as she was trotting away homewards she came upon a big black pot lying at the side of the road. "Now that" said she, stopping to look at it, "would be just the very thing for me if I had anything to put into it!
But who can have left it here? " Koobor the Koala and Water - Legends - Animals Myths&Legends - Planet Ozkids - Explore Legends, Myths and Cultures. Sophie's Masterpiece. Boy turns to bear. Lesson 5 – The Boy Who Became a Bear. An Iroquois Story A long time ago in a village far to the east there lived a little boy.
One time his parents died making him an orphan. No one would take care of this poor boy. He would wander from home to home begging for food and shelter. No one would take him in. The people said his uncle should take care of him so they sent him far away to his uncle’s village. If the boy moved too slowly or did something wrong the uncle would beat him with a stick. The boy wondered why his uncle treated him so badly, but no matter how hard he thought he could not imagine why his uncle was so mean to him. One day the boy decided he did not want to live with his uncle anymore. So the boy went into the woods and followed the trails until they ended.
Untitled. Writers_Toolkit.pdf. 22 Rules of Story Telling every Teacher should Know about. Writing is a scary task for students because it is partly a single-minded activity that calls for a lot of serious thinking and partly due to the overarching focus that has being placed on teaching writing as product and not process.
Donald Murray, a writing theorist of grand calbire, is unequivocal on this, in his Write to Learn , Murray emphasizes the importance of teaching writing as a process. For him the problem with teachers of writing is that they are trained as teachers by studying a product and when they are teaching writing to their students, they basically focus their attention on what students have produced and not what they might have done. Worse than that, teachers employ all their autopsy skills to dissect students writing and in doing so they confirm students feeling of lack of self-respect for their work and for themselves.
Another cause of students writing crisis is related to the new learning habits these students have developed via technology.