ABE English, In the Classroom, Uncategorized

Advanced Work with Adjectives

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the following 16 useful adjectives: Advanced Adjectives Study Link Here is the list of the adjectives for reference: Affluent CeruleanDecrepitEffeminateEndemicFeminineHerculeanLuminousMasculineNefariousObesePrecariousStingyTorturousUnpalatableUtopian Conversational Dialogue Read the following dialogue, which uses some of the words we have learned, and answer the following questions: An Everyday Chat between Two Women on the… Continue reading Advanced Work with Adjectives

ABE English, In the Classroom

Proper Adjectives/Using Adjectives to make your writing more concise

What do Trumpian tweets, French poodles, and Buddhist monks have in common? They are all described using proper adjectives! Proper adjectives are based on names and need to be capitalized. They tend to be based in either a certain place or person. Take a look at some examples: Practice Use adjectives, both proper and common,… Continue reading Proper Adjectives/Using Adjectives to make your writing more concise

ABE English, In the Classroom

Adjectives in a nutshell

The following is based off of: Grammar and Usage for Better Writing. What is the difference between a dog and that short, white dog? Dog means any dog at all. The words that, short, and white modify (change) the meaning of dog from any dog to a specific dog. These words are called adjectives. An… Continue reading Adjectives in a nutshell

ABE English, In the Classroom

A Day in the Life of a Cybernaut

First, if you need to refresh on your adjectives, click here. In this activity, fill in the missing adjectives in this story and get a peek into the life of a Los Angeles Public Library cybernaut. If you need help, I have posted a list of possible adjectives to use below. Everything in this story… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Cybernaut

Education Policy, In the Classroom, Uncategorized

MyOn: A Review

Bottom Line: The children's e-book site MyOn is enjoyable, in the way a bowl of sugary cereal is. There are reasons to be cautious about it.    MyOn promises to spread literacy by offering any kid with an internet connection access to more than 20,000 books. But how does it stack up?    Every review… Continue reading MyOn: A Review

In the Classroom, Personal Life

Reading the room

   Master teachers, when mentoring their newest crop, always zoom in on the power of reading and reacting to the energy levels of the classroom. As a teacher, you have a great deal of control over the students' energy levels. When it's low, it's a good idea to get students to move around and do… Continue reading Reading the room

In the Classroom, Legal Stuff!

What is the foundation of your job?

It's important to have existential crises sometimes. When authors come and use a sledgehammer on society's institutions, it makes me wonder: What is the foundation for my work? What can be stripped from it and still be recognizable? In The Trial, Franz Kafka presents us with a simple premise: What if someone got arrested without… Continue reading What is the foundation of your job?

In the Classroom, Uncategorized

Give it up for flexible seating!

It's sometimes too easy to criticize the state of education and so I want to  mix things up with a positive educational trend: flexible seating. I'm writing on the subject in the hope that it becomes the norm rather than a novelty. The benefits I see to flexible seating come from my experience as a… Continue reading Give it up for flexible seating!

Education Policy, In the Classroom, Uncategorized

Welcome and Introduction!

Hello everyone! If you are reading this, I first want to say thank you for giving me a chance 🙂 For now, this blog will be anonymous and so my job in this post is to make myself sound as credible as possible without giving too much of myself away. I am currently an Instructional… Continue reading Welcome and Introduction!