Tag Archives: language variation in the classroom

Resources: The Pidgins and Creoles in Education (PACE) Newsletter

The language-related challenges that American teachers face in the classroom are often discussed as if they were unique to the United States, but having students who speak differently than they need to write is not unique to the U.S.  In … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: Kinetic Typography of Stephen Fry’s Language

Stephen Fry (as featured in the previous post with House‘s Hugh Laurie) has eloquently written on the subject of language, and Matt Rogers has set Fry’s voice in motion through a process called Kinetic Typography. The mesmerizing combination of Fry’s … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: HipHop and Language

Image via Wikipedia Last year, Drs. Anne Charity Hudley and Christine Mallinson published a book on how to address language variation in the classroom (Understanding English Language Variation in US Schools).  One of their suggestions:  having students translate the language … Continue reading

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