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What Is News Literacy? – Center for News Literacy. News Literacy is a curriculum developed at Stony Brook University in New York over the past decade.

What Is News Literacy? – Center for News Literacy

It is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills in order to judge the reliability and credibility of information, whether it comes via print, television or the Internet. This is a particularly important skill in the Digital Age, as everyone struggles to deal with information overload and the difficulty in determining the authenticity of reports. In the Stony Brook model, students are taught to evaluate information primarily by analyzing news as well as new forms of information that are often mistaken for journalism. The Digital Age poses four information literacy challenges for civil society: These challenges have created the demand for a new kind of literacy—a literacy that empowers news consumers to determine whether information is reliable and then act on it.

Underlying these skills, the course presents and reinforces four key concepts: Grammar. Groovy Grammar! Interesting ways to learn grammar! Teaching Grammar to Adults and Teens. Grammar is the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology.

Teaching Grammar to Adults and Teens

British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom. It includes all English dialects used within the United Kingdom. American English (AmE) is the form of English used in the United States. It includes all English dialects used within the United States. Standard English (S.I.) is whatever form of the English language is accepted as a national norm in an Anglophone country. (37) Grammarly. Free grammarman comics online. Practical Grammar Activities. Here are the abstract, bio data and handout for this presentation given at APAC 2010, TESOL Spain 2010, IATEFL Harrogate 2010 and ACEIA.

Practical Grammar Activities

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to the powerpoint presentation. Handout Premise Texts, whether they be spoken or written, are at the heart of communicative language teaching. Hemingway. English news and easy articles for students of English. Hey Jude by Lyrical Flowcharts. Videos - Little Shop of Writers. ESL Games and Game Board. The ESL game boards found on this page are in the form of Microsoft Word documents.

ESL Games and Game Board

It may take a few second to open. ESL Games. Board Games. Free Printable ESL board game templates. Present Perfect Board Game.

Board Games. Free Printable ESL board game templates.

Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News. Songs that Teach English Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. Buffalo 2nd-graders learn grammar by correcting NFL players' tweets. Second-graders at Buffalo, New York’s Elmwood Franklin School took a break from practicing addition and learning about George Washington last week and jumped into an unusual spelling and grammar lesson: correcting NFL players’ typo-filled tweets.

Buffalo 2nd-graders learn grammar by correcting NFL players' tweets

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who also made headlines this week with an anti-gay remark, attracted the students’ attention by writing on Twitter that “I pray to God I’m never dieing broke” [sic]. A fan tweeted back: “Ask him for spellcheck while you’re at it.” The kids, however, fixed the mistake and proudly held up their corrected posterboard for a Facebook photo. The students “applied their lessons in proper sentence structure, noun and verb usage, spelling, and punctuation to correct the tweets of professional football players,” the school’s official Facebook page said.

School kids correct celebrity grammar mistakes on Twitter - Your Community. Twitter in Elementary: The #Grammar911 Project. Kelsey Grammer joins Twitter to correct grammar. Seminars. ESL, English Grammar Exercises Online for Students, Vocabulary, Quizzes. Games Zone - online English language games (learn English through games) Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals.

LanguageTool Style and Grammar Check. 10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong) First and foremost - my all-time favourite bit of the awesome Black Books: Thank you soooo much for this!

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

As someone who makes her living with words and is constantly annoyed with how almost illiterate some people are (I have an author I translate who almost never ends a question with a question mark... yet puts one after normal sentences, and it's bloody driving me insane but she's a horrible talentless hack)... Steven Pinker Identifies 10 Breakable Grammatical Rules: "Who" Vs. "Whom," Dangling Modifiers & More. We’ve previously featured Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker discussing writing at a Harvard conference on the subject.

Steven Pinker Identifies 10 Breakable Grammatical Rules: "Who" Vs. "Whom," Dangling Modifiers & More

In that case, the focus was narrowly on academic writing, which, he has uncontroversially claimed, “stinks.” Back-to-the-Future tense: Big Bang Theory and Douglas Adams on time travel, verbs, and grammar. Still from The Big Bang Theory, Episode 164 A recent episode of The Big Bang Theory shows Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard watching Back to the Future, Part II and discussing the appropriate tense to use when talking about something that happened in an alternate past timeline.

Back-to-the-Future tense: Big Bang Theory and Douglas Adams on time travel, verbs, and grammar

LanguageGarden. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. Back-to-the-Future tense: Big Bang Theory and Douglas Adams on time travel, verbs, and grammar. How a Teacher's Rap Inspires Global Learning - Brilliant or Insane. It's FLUENCY MC! - Home. Fluency MC. Gaudium Mundo: COMPLETE CALENDAR: 2013. December 1.

Gaudium Mundo: COMPLETE CALENDAR: 2013

Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Vocabulary Instruction Part One. Over the school holidays I have been playing around with an app called Aurasma, in the hope of creating an activity for reading groups to enhance our vocabulary studies. We already do a number of activities with iPads that enhance explicit vocabulary instruction, but this is going to be different. I think this activity is going to blow the kids away, and I’m so looking forward to seeing their faces when they use it for the first time. I recently bought a puppet to enhance the delivery of vocabulary lessons. The students teach the puppet our “Fancy Words”, demonstrating the action associated with the word and explaining its meaning. The puppet, known as “Snazzy Jazzy”, copies the actions and “learns” from the children.

ESL games. THE BASICS These games will be your best friends... TPR Warm up - the perfect start to every lesson, add new words every time. I like everything - the simplest review game, short and sweet Lines Quiz - highly recommend for those with regular lessons. Mingle - the most effective way to make groups Online Video Workshop - the basics. From then on choose a theme then a game to practise it Top Blog Posts (updated daily) Grammar Catz. Making a Simple Animated gif with GIMP. Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest. A winner of last year’s contest: Bifurcate, by Sam Jenks. Grammar exercises for learners of English as a second language.