Tag Archives: vocabulary building

Resources: OneLook Dictionary Search

Most English speakers talk about “the dictionary” (not “a dictionary”) as though there were only one.  In fact, there are many, and lexicographers (word specialists) are constantly trying to keep them updated.   One of yesterday’s posts featured the Double-Tongued … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: Poems in the style of Alice Walker

One of my colleagues, Erin Kiley, reports a highly successful activity for teaching writing.  Asking students to write a poem “in the style of” another poem teaches them about the form of the language and forces them to choose their … Continue reading

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