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Clipped Words

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Maybe it’s a sign that English speakers and writers are lazy, but we have a historic tendency to shorten long words. It tends to start in informal, spoken settings, but eventually the clipped forms make their way into formal, published writing. That’s when the purists object. But nobody really minds the purists. Eventually, the clipped form becomes preferred and we …

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Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?

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My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. …

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What I Learned about Public Education from Subbing

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I used to be a teacher in a public high school here in Chesapeake, Virginia. This month, I went back as a substitute. Here’s the surprising thing I learned.

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What’s the Deal with Copywork and Dictation?

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Are the exercises of copywork and dictation necessary? Are they helpful? What’s the thinking behind these practices?

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Three Easy Strategies for Tying Writing to Learning

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Three simple strategies for using writing in various subjects to promote learning.

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