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. British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom. It includes all English dialects used within the United Kingdom.
History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte - Alex Gendler Many great biographies have been written about Napoleon as a person, both admiring and critical. Take a look and find out both sides of the story. Interested in some books on Napoleon’s army organization, strategy, and most famous battles? Click the previous links, and pick out a book you might want to read. Excellent Tool to Enhance Students' Reading Comprehension November, 2014 Rewordify is a great web tool that you can use with your students and kids to help them read difficult passages. Rewordify simplifies complex passages and render them reader-friendly. Students can paste in difficult sentences, paragraphs, or whole chapters and then click on "Rewordify text". They will then get a paraphrased version of their text with a simpler and easier vocabulary.The reworded words are highlighted which means that students can click on them to hear and learn the origin harder words. Rewordify also allows you to obtain a simplified version of any web page. Just paste in the URL of the webpage you want to read in the yellow box and hit 'Rewordify'.Watch the video below to learn more about how Rewordify works.
Online Editor – Grammar Checker Write out your text as usual, in whatever word processing program you use. It’s a good idea to go over it yourself first to catch any stray words or thoughts, and bring them in to order. Then, just head for this site and enter your text into the form above – you might want to bookmark this page now for later use! Once you click the Free Check button, all you need to do is to click an underlined spelling error, style suggestion, or grammar suggestion to see more options. Then apply corrections where you need them. Common Writing Mistakes - English Writing - Learn English Free This article features "dictionary look up". Just double click on any word to get an instant definition (uses a pop-up). Common Writing Mistakes by Michael LaRocca Most books aren't rejected because the stories are "bad."
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.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld - Tejal Gala Ani’s Book of the Dead, found in his tomb in Thebes, is lauded for its vivid illustrations and colorful vignettes. Sir Wallis Budge purchased the papyrus in 1888 for the British Museum’s collection and divided the 78-foot scroll into 37 sheets for easier reading. You can read Budge’s translation of the Papyrus of Ani here.Though the name is a bit confusing, the Egyptian Book of the Dead is not a bound book but rather a collection of funerary texts written on papyrus scroll. The scrolls were individualized based on people’s wealth and personal preferences. Though the most expensive ones included customized texts and images, people could also purchase cheaper pre-made Books and scribes would only write the name in. Explore this website to learn about how the funerary texts evolved to be accessible to everyone, not just the royals.
Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers November 12, 2014 There are several ways to use technology to engage students and enhance their literacy skills and one of them is through creating video book trailers. Yes, they are similar to movie trailers we see now on YouTube but they are different in scope. A video book trailer is a concise review of a book created with the help of a variety of digital tools that include : images, text, clips, voiceovers, recordings, and music. Why include book trailers in your instruction? 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Story Writing Apps for ... July 31, 2015 Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, outlining, drafting and writing stories. Some of these apps are featured here for the first time but for more options on digital storytelling apps check out this page. 1- The Brainstormer ‘The Brainstormer is kindling for creative minds. A tactile tool to randomly combine a plot, a subject and a setting or style, the Brainstormer provides a moment of inspiration for writers, painters, or any creative mind.
Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest A winner of last year’s contest: Bifurcate, by Sam Jenks We’ve been publishing a Word of the Day every school day since our blog began, and last year, just as we were about to hit 1,000, we announced our first Vocabulary Video Contest. We liked the results so much that we’re back with a second year of the challenge. So, along with our collaborators for Word of the Day — the linguists who run Vocabulary.com and Visual Thesaurus — we invite you to create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words in our now nearly 1,200 words strong collection. Bill of Rights and later Amendments to the United States Constitution Index to this page Original Ten Amendments: The Bill of Rights Passed by Congress September 25, 1789.Ratified December 15, 1791. Amendment I Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The Power of Digital Story Telling our story is an essential part of our humanness. It allows us to feel part of the community that knows our story, and it fosters empathy for those that surround us. Story is a powerful force in shaping mental models, motivating and persuading others, and teaching the lessons of life. Refreshed review of Outlinely — a new outliner for Mac [Due to the major hash I made of my previous review of Outlinely, I have decided to start over with a (mostly) new review.] Thanks to the eagle-eye of one of the folks over at outlinersoftware.com, I was recently made aware of a new outlining application for Mac known as Outlinely (requires OS 10.8 or higher). Aside from the name, there is a lot to like about this nifty little app. The introductory price of $5 makes it a real bargain.