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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...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces that Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 2

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces that Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 2

We have already discussed Alphabet Competencies, Phonics & Spelling, and Vocabulary. Take a look at those articles to refresh your memory, and ...
Lessons and Books for Teaching at Home (V3)

Lessons and Books for Teaching at Home (V3)

Puzzle Parts & Pieces G, H, I, J = Coordinate Language Skills, Cover Content in Context, Refer to Resources, Enjoy Extras Media broadcasts co...
Lessons and Books for Teaching at Home (V2)

Lessons and Books for Teaching at Home (V2)

Whatever time has passed, there’s still little other news than our planet-wide pandemic. But articles like this are well into the analysis of probable social change in “future studies.” To paraphrase humanitarian media personalities, “After all this loss and sacrifice, we will surely emerge as better people in a better world.”
Lessons and Books for Teaching at Home

Lessons and Books for Teaching at Home

There is almost no other news. In this time of planet-wide pandemic, fearful anxiety, shut-downs, (self-)imposed isolation, economic loss, and reasonable + irrational reactivity, there’s a constant flow of constantly updated advice through the airwaves and digital media. And for less urgent messages, there’s whatever streams through our (electronic/digital) devices—our smart and non-so-intelligent cell phones, our hand-held screens, and any informational, mechanical, automated, visual, auditory, tactile, or other applicable output that people can see, hear, feel, perceive, sense, or otherwise take into their (sub)consciousness.
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Vocabulary Competencies Part 2.

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Vocabulary Competencies Part 2.

To use vocabulary effectively in real-life situations, students first need the ability 1. to Pronounce & Spell New Vocabulary and 2. to Get Wor...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Vocabulary Competencies Part 1.

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Vocabulary Competencies Part 1.

If English is regarded as a jigsaw puzzle—a complex set of components that work in coordination with one another, how can we best identify and asse...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 1

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies Part 1

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Grammar Competencies by Arthur & Elaine Rubin In any sequence of English-l...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Phonics & Spelling Competencies Part II

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: Phonics & Spelling Competencies Part II

This article covers the second half of Parts & Pieces B: Do Phonics & Spelling. To see all the “Parts & Pieces” available for each of t...
How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: B = Phonics & Spelling

How to Put Together the Parts & Pieces That Make Language Work: B = Phonics & Spelling

If the English language is regarded as a puzzle (a complex set of components that work best in coordination with one another), here’s a categorizat...