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To Delve into Things, Discern, Distinguish, & Demonstrate Dexterity with All Kinds of  Vowel Sounds

To Delve into Things, Discern, Distinguish, & Demonstrate Dexterity with All Kinds of Vowel Sounds

Competency Puzzle “Listen & Speak with Understanding” Pieces E-01.01 to E-01.09: Simple, Complex, & All Vowel Sounds & Spellings in Nam...
S-s-s-t-ar-r-r-t Instruction in Oral Language Skills (Listening & Speaking) with Phonemically Sound Awareness & Articulation

S-s-s-t-ar-r-r-t Instruction in Oral Language Skills (Listening & Speaking) with Phonemically Sound Awareness & Articulation

Competency Puzzle “Listen & Speak with Understanding” Pieces E-00.02 to E-00.03: Cultivate Sound Awareness with the Alphabet, Greetings, Names,...
Make Pauses for Clauses

Make Pauses for Clauses

   Competency Puzzle “Apply Grammar” Pieces D-15.01 to 15.05: Join Co-ordinate & Subordinate (Independent & Dependent) Clauses in Compound ...
Keep a Masked Distance But Don’t Stop Laughing, Listening, Learning, & Linking

Keep a Masked Distance But Don’t Stop Laughing, Listening, Learning, & Linking

Competency Puzzle “Listen & Speak with Understanding” E-00.01a & b: Get & Assert Meaning with Body Language Remember when we used to tr...
Active or Passive, Perfect Usage of Verb Tenses, Aspects, Voices, & Moods

Active or Passive, Perfect Usage of Verb Tenses, Aspects, Voices, & Moods

Competency Puzzle “Apply Grammar” Pieces D-13.01 to D-14.04: (Present, Past, Future, & Modal) Perfect Verb Tenses & Aspects + the Passive V...
Part with Verbal Tension by Handling  Other Parts of Speech: Possessives, Pronouns, Adjectives & Adverbs, & “Extra Ones”

Part with Verbal Tension by Handling Other Parts of Speech: Possessives, Pronouns, Adjectives & Adverbs, & “Extra Ones”

Competency Puzzle “Apply Grammar” Pieces D-12.01 to D-12.14: Adverbs & Prepositional Phrases; (Adjective & Pronoun) Possessives; Kinds of P...
Verb Tenses Making You Tense? How to ReVerberate with Verbiage on Other Aspects of Verbs & Verbals

Verb Tenses Making You Tense? How to ReVerberate with Verbiage on Other Aspects of Verbs & Verbals

[CLICK ON ANY BLUE UNDERLINED link to see all the grammar tools. Just scroll down to what you want.] So far, Verb Tenses (Past, Present, Future) &...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Covering Content in Context (Holiday Edition)

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Covering Content in Context (Holiday Edition)

Remember when we used to celebrate annual occasions in traditional ways—notably by getting together (physically) to commemorate, honor, relax, un...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 4

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 4

Competency Puzzle “Apply Grammar” Pieces D-08 through D-09: Use the Simple Past; Relate to the Past Time Frame  At the Present time, it still feels...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 3

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 3

Why and how we can/could, will/would, may/might/must, should/shall go out to teaching/learning grammar in an unprecedented, weird new world... Comp...
7 Tips for ESL Classroom Management in a COVID World

7 Tips for ESL Classroom Management in a COVID World

Guest Blog As COVID-19 continues to threaten communities across the country, many English language educators have been forced to transition to virt...
Coping in Complex and Uncertain Times

Coping in Complex and Uncertain Times

With the breadth and severity of issues impacting this country, other nations, and our planet today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. From global pand...