Literably Is An Excellent Reading Site — If Used With Caution Reader Erika Chapman tipped me off to an excellent site called Literably. It allows students to read a text and have it automatically assessed for accuracy and words-per-minute speed. Plus, and this is what was most surprising to me, it also provides a fairly accurate indentification of student errors — in other words, what word they said instead of the word in the text. You’re able to provide the student or parent a link to the recording.
Introduction This resource pack provides a range of activities to explain and reinforce the meaning of compound words. It should enable pupils to: understand that a compound word is two smaller words joined togetherlook at individual words to make their own compound wordsidentify and create compound words from a list or table of words This pack has been designed as a resource to support the teaching of this area.
Sentence Fragments Worksheets Sentence Fragments Worksheets Practice A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A sentence fragment fails to be a sentence in the sense that it cannot stand by itself. When to use "me", "myself" and "I" - Emma Bryce What’s the difference between ‘me’, myself’, and ‘I’? To understand what makes these pronouns unique, a good first question is: what are pronouns? You might also want to do a crash course in the difference between a subject and an object. Once you understand these basic rules, you’ll be ready to tackle the pronouns ‘me’, ‘myself’, and ‘I’, and understand their roles in a sentence.
Important Infrequently Used Words To Know Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptnessanathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned, or reviledanodyne AN-a-dine not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull//anything that sooths or comfortsaphorism AFF-oar-ism a short, witty saying or concise principleapostate ah-POSS-tate (also: apostasy) person who has left the fold or deserted the faith.arrogate ARROW-gate to make an unreasonable claimatavistic at-a-VIS-tic reverting to a primitive typeavuncular a-VUNC-you-lar “like an uncle”; benevolent bathos BATH-ose an anticlimaxbereft ba-REFT to be deprived of something valuable “He was bereft of reason.”
Weird plurals: Latin and Greek origins, irregular plural noun forms [infographic] Buy this poster Mouse to mice, goose to geese and child to children: an explanation and infographic will help to weed through English’s irregular plurals. <a href=" src= alt="Grammar.net" /></a> [Infographic provided by <a href=" English Grammar Welcome to our English grammar page! Here you can find links to our most popular grammar pages, and links to essential grammar (and grammar exercises) by level. Basic English Grammar Start here if you're a beginner, or if you need to refresh your knowledge of English. These pages give you the basic grammar rules, with explanations and exercises. Learn how to use the verb “to be” and make sure you can use it in positive, negative and question forms.
When to use apostrophes - Laura McClure To learn more about this punctuation mark, start by reading the two Grammar Girl posts here and here. To understand the difference between grammar “rules” and grammar “style” choices, you’ll want to look at a style guide or two. Below are the websites for several major English language style guides: 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’.
Owning a Dog: Reading Comprehension Brendan's best friend is Tip. Tip and Brendan are inseparable. They teach each other things and they look after each other. Tip has helped Brendan become more responsible, more caring, and a better friend.