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Este año el PIAP comienza a organizar Competencias de Spelling Bee

Este año el PIAP comienza a organizar Competencias de Spelling Bee En esta actividad, estudiantes de 5° o 6° año de Enseñanza Básica de establecimientos municipales o particular subvencionados, deberán deletrear correctamente una palabra en inglés en 1 minuto y … Continue reading

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The Spelling Bee for EFL Teachers

The Spelling Bee For EFL Teachers This book is for teachers of English Language Learners, ESL, EFL, & ELT. It is dedicated to the students in my EFL class, past, present, and future. I sincerely hope something within these pages … Continue reading

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Words, Glorious Words: Speak To Me

Today I’m writing a few lines about teaching speaking. To begin with, Scott Thornbury had an excellent post on his blog this past Sunday (all his posts are great, by the way). It was called, “E is for Eliciting” http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/e-is-for-eliciting/Continue reading

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What A SpellEvent Looks Like in 30 seconds: 3 Thousand Words English Language Learners Need To Know

Merriam-Webster’s Essential Learner’s English Dictionary An all-new compact and affordable dictionary designed to help students learn spoken and written English as it is actually used. © 2010 • More than 54,000 words and phrases • Coverage of both U.S. and … Continue reading

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Language As A Window: Steven Pinker Explains What Words Do

Language as a window into human nature. What can we learn about what “makes us tick” from the way we use words? Prepositions, Tense Markers, & Verbs: Taboo Language, Innuendos , Euphemisms, & Indirect Speech. What does our speech, our … Continue reading

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“Horrible, Unspeakable Words Are Being Spoken to Me – Every Day!”: Alye Pollack’s Anti-Bully Appeal

Me: Hi. What’s your name? Alye: My name is Alye. I’m in 8th-grade. I’m not happy. Me: How long have you been unhappy? Alye: Since 6th grade. Me: Do you have any friends? Alye: Maybe 3 or 4. Me: Why? … Continue reading

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350 Commonly Misspelled Words: Wikipedia Has A List

Three hundred and fifty (350). According to who? Where is this list coming from? My source is Wikipedia. And who is Wikipedia using for a source? http://bit.ly/aordDA I’ll add the references at the bottom of the page. What is interesting, … Continue reading

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18 Easy Words: Easy Enemies for a Super Speller!!!

How many times have you misspelled an “easy word”? 2 many times 2 count? Spell the following words: Wait. What are you doing looking at the words? Don’t you have a friend, or at least an enemy, to help you … Continue reading

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What Words Do: Oh, The Places Words Go!

Oh! The Places Words Go! modeled after (ok – stolen from) the incomparable Dr. Seuss Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have words in your head. You have words in your … Continue reading

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Unlocking Reading For All Students: Especially Boys

What’s the secret to reading in English? For girls, there is no secret. For the past 10 years, on the PISA test, given in 200, 2003, 2006, and 2009, on 4 seperate occasions, the girls have had better results than … Continue reading

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