Finally, a Quiz for International English Accents This is the second time I've taken this (first time a few weeks ago), and got the same result. #1 was American Standard, which is probably right, but #2 both times was US Black Vernacular. That's a surprise to me, because I really don't think I tend to use ebonics grammatical constructions. Is it just because some of those constructions sound more natural because I'm more used to hearing them than international English accents? Also, I've been curious both times, in what vernacular does "the dog was pushed by the cat" mean exactly the opposite of what I think it means (as a Standard American speaker)? I'm totally unfamiliar with that going the other way, but most of the picture questions were testing out the issue of where you placed the verb's agency based on that type of grammatical construction.
How To Gamify Your Classroom In my last post, Following the Oregon Trail: Why Gaming Prevails in Education, I discussed the rationale for including games in pedagogy. Games are engaging, promote retention, and provide students with a fail-safe environment in which to learn and grow, to name a few benefits. It is becoming common knowledge that games are an effective instructional tool. Online Etymology Dictionary -ability word-forming element expressing ability, fitness, or capacity, from Latin -abilitas, forming nouns from adjectives ending in -abilis (see -able). Not etymologically related to ability, though popularly connected with it. -able
Construct-a-Word Construct-a-Word provides a simple, engaging way for students to generate dozens of different words by first choosing an ending (for example -an, -ed, -at, -op) and then adding a beginning letter or blend. When a correct word is created, the word is stored in a Word Bank where students can read and review their words. For each ending, Construct-a-Word prompts students to create between 6 and 14 different possible words, adding an element of fun and discovery. It uses animation and sound to guide students through the steps of creating words, and employs prompts that are clear and easy to master. This interactive tool could be used individually or in small groups, either in one session or across multiple lessons. For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Construct-a-Word in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section.
Tuatara Fast facts - Tuatara are reptiles – but they’re not lizards.- They are only found in New Zealand.- Tuatara were around with the dinosaurs.- Tuatara is a Maori word meaning "spiny back". Guess why? - Adults are between 30 and 75 centimetres long, and weigh between 250 and 1,200 grams. English games Games that teach you to read and write. Do you master the letters, and do you know the order of the letters of the alphabet? With these playful games, you practice your knowledge of the English language. Here we have collected all the games on the subject English. The games suit preschool, elementary school and all the way up to high school. The games may be sorted by popularity, target group, release date or name.
A POEM ON SPELLING & PRONUNCIATION A POEM ON SPELLING & PRONUNCIATIONAuthor not knownI take it you already knowOf TOUGH and BOUGH and COUGH and DOUGH.Others may stumble but not youOn HICCOUGH, THOROUGH, LOUGH and THROUGHWell done! And now you wish, perhaps,To learn of less familiar traps. Beware of HEARD, a dreadful wordThat looks like BEARD and sounds like BIRDAnd DEAD – it’s said like BED, not BEAD.For goodness sake, don’t call it DEED!Watch out for MEAT and GREAT and THREAT:They rhyme with SUITE and STRAIGHT and DEBT. A MOTH is not a MOTH in MOTHER,Nor BOTH in BOTHER, BROTH in BROTHERAnd HERE is not a match for THERE,Nor DEAR and FEAR for PEAR and BEARAnd then, there’s DOSE and ROSE and LOSE –Just look them up – and GOOSE and CHOOSEAnd CORK and WORK and CARD and WARDAnd FONT and FRONT and WORD and SWORDAnd DO and GO, then THWART and CART.Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start.A dreadful language?
Free Word Games, Vocabulary Building Exercises, English Language Quizzes Looking for mobile games? Create words on the letter wheels Mastermind variation with words Illuminate the hidden word with your mouse Fill in the blanks to finish the arithmetic problem Aldabra giant tortoise (video) A pair of Aldabra giant tortoises at Tobu Zoo in Saitama, Japan. The Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world. This species is widely referred to as Aldabrachelys gigantea, but has also been placed in the genus Dipsochelys as Dipsochelys dussumieri. Anatomy and morphology 77 Educational Games and Game Builders I'm often asked if I know of any games for subject "x," "y," or "z" for a particular grade level or age group. My answer is usually yes, but I need to search my archives. Therefore, I've gone through my archives and dug up many of games that I've mentioned over the last four years that are still active online.
The History of the English Language, Animated By Maria Popova The history of language, that peculiar human faculty that Darwin believed was half art and half instinct, is intricately intertwined with the evolution of our species, our capacity for invention, our understanding of human biology, and even the progress of our gender politics. From the fine folks at Open University — who previously gave us these delightful 60-second animated syntheses of the world’s major religions, philosophy’s greatest thought experiments, and the major creative movements in design — comes this infinitely entertaining and illuminating animated history of the English language in 10 minutes:
Topics for Kids Welcome to "Topics for Kids", a website where you can find lots of amazing online activities, word games, exercises, quizzes , e-books, songs, videos and other resources to learn basic vocabulary about English topics. Enjoy it! 10 Ways to Give Your Kids an Honest-to-Goodness 1970s Summer It is officially June. The Pinterest pages, Facebook feeds and family magazine features are loaded up with all the activities you should do with your kids this summer. AS. IF. As if we need more activities.