Proper Nouns

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When I ask students to define a noun, they will quickly tell me, “It’s a person, place or thing.” At the very least they need to add on ‘or idea’. I would rather that they use the definition: A noun … Continued

Toys for Learning

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Motivating students to practise a sufficient number of times to ensure information is stored in long-term memory can often be challenging. Kerri-Laurae shares the following ideas for helping students remember high frequency words. When students are first learning these words, … Continued

Malapropisms

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Malapropisms are when a similar-sounding word is mistakenly used in the place of the correct word, often resulting in an amusing effect. According to Britannica, the term originates from Richard Sheridan’s play The Rivals in which one of the characters, … Continued