5 Minute English - ESL Lessons - Helping you learn English English grammar guide at EF.com Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semi-colon or how to place relative adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place! The edufind.com English grammar guide is a complete reference on the rules of English usage. Every grammatical rule is explained in clear, simple language with several examples and, when necessary, counter-examples. The grammatical rules covered by this guide are categorized by part of speech. Comparisons Conditional Future Gerund and Present Participle Infinitive Passive Voice Past Present Functions and classes of determiners Articles Quantifiers Distributives
Board Games Communication 4 All Resources to Support Inclusion This has opened in a separate window - just exit to return to the Home page. A Selection of Board Games for Classroom Use! Snakes and Ladders Game: click the links below the image to download Available with or without numbers (as shown) Big Book and Story Games: Dear Zoo, The Rainbow Fish, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2 games), Handa's Surprise, Elmer, The Three Pigs, Hairy Maclary and The Gruffalo Additional Board Game: Catching Flies Frog Game, Pirate Treasure Hunt and Where in the World is Barnaby Bear?
Diagramming Sentences The Basics of Sentence Diagramming (Part Two) 30 sentence diagrams introducing possessive nouns objective complements adverbial objectives adverb clauses adjective clauses noun clauses participles gerunds infinitive phrases compound-complex sentences . . . and more Examples: Sentence 31: The parents ate the cake, and the children ate the cookies. Sentence 51: She earned a promotion by completing her projects promptly. Grammatical Terms and Diagramming Symbols Click on a page to enlarge it. . . . from "absolute phrase" to "complementary infinitive" . . . from "complex sentence" to "finite verb" . . . from "future tense" to nominative absolute" . . . from "noun" to "phrasal verb" . . . from "phrase" to "relative pronoun" . . . from "retained object" to "voice" English Grammar and Usage Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Expletives,
40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book by Terry Heick You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much more different. On the surface level a video uses light, color, sound, and moving images, with the potential for adding text and shape and color and light filters as overlays to communicate ideas, while the most basic text structures use alphanumeric symbols, paragraph and sentence structure, and an assortment of text features (e.g., white space, headings and subheadings, fonts, etc.) to convey their message. There is much, much more to it than this. The Interaction Between Video & Text Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971). Below are a few possibilities, many of which you’ll notice apply to non-digital media as well. 1. 2.
Grammar mind maps Essay Map Expository writing is an increasingly important skill for elementary, middle, and high school students to master. This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic in the upper right-hand corner that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose It’s not easy surviving fourth grade (or third or fifth)! Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships. Persuasion Map
The Parts of Speech 101 Most people claim to be befuddled by English grammar. I’m not surprised; it can get pretty complicated. But I think a bigger problem is the way grammar is taught–if it’s taught at all.We make it too difficult too fast. The first key is to separate grammar from usage. I like to think of grammar in terms of four inter-related parts I call the grammar zones. Think of it this way: every one of the hundreds of thousands of words you will use in your lifetime fits into one of just eight categories. Step one in grammar is learning the eight basic functions of words called the parts of speech. A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Pronouns are substitute words. Do you understand how pronouns work? Verbs are the heartbeat of language. Verbs can be changed to indicate time. Another way of thinking about it is that verbs show what people and things do in a sentence. Easy, right? Get these simple ideas and you have taken the first step in understanding English grammar.
The Second Most Spoken Languages Around the World | Olivet Nazarene University The most spoken language in any country is often obvious; usually, it’s the official language of the country. However, you can learn a lot about a country by analyzing its second most spoken language. More than 60 million Americans speak a language at home other than English, of the majority of these Americans reported to the U.S. Share this Image On Your SitePlease include attribution to graduate.olivet.edu with this graphic While many people would guess that English is the second most commonly spoken language in a majority of countries, that’s only true for some areas. In Europe, a continent known for its diverse languages where people are often multilingual, the second most spoken language varies greatly among countries. In some countries, the second most spoken language is used predominantly by the educated classes and/or in major cities. Interestingly, the area of the world where English is the second most commonly spoken language is Asia, especially Southeast Asia.
Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction Click on cover for larger image Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction by Richard Phillips. Published by Badsey Publications. See sample pages: 24, 82, 103. Order in the UK and Europe from Badsey Publications. Order in Australia and NZ from AAMT. Order in the US and Canada from Parkwest. Have you ever wondered how Room 101 got its name, or what you measure in oktas? This new edition has been updated with dozens of new articles, illustrations and photographs. Some press comments – "This entertaining and accessible book is even more attractive in its second edition..." – Jennie Golding in The Mathematical Gazette "...tangential flights into maths, myth and mystery..." – Vivienne Greig in New Scientist ... and on the first edition – “Beautifully and devotedly made, this large thin book is a cheerful and eccentric guide to the integers...” –- Philip and Phylis Morrison in Scientific American “This delightful A4 book is a must for every school library. Contents – Details of the old hardback edition.
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