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English lessons can never be overemphasized. Spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills are needed in every area of life. With the rise of social media, writing skills are still essential. Writing in complete sentences, with no spelling or grammar errors, helps a person’s audience understand the message being communicated.

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January 09, 2020
Lina Awshee

Spelling Success through Visualization

Brainteasers, visualization, spelling

As educators, we all likely know a student who “shuts down” when spelling tasks are brought up.  The mere thought of having to work on spelling makes the student turn into mush and the walls come straight up because they associate their performance as not being good enough. 

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December 20, 2019
Becky Hill

Fun Games to Practice English Skills

Learning Through Play

English is the foundation of an American education. Reading, vocabulary, and spelling skills are essential to other subjects.

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December 12, 2019
Carol Duke

Teaching Students about Plagiarism

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

According to a survey of 24,000 students at 70 academic institutions, 58% admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they may have participated in some form of academic cheating, whether on an exam or copying someone else’s work.

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December 05, 2019
Lina Awshee

Building Skills for Scissor Success

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

“Don’t touch scissors! They are VERY dangerous!” is often a phrase heard in many households. The fear of our children picking up scissors is definitely something that is quite validated, considering all of the things that could “go wrong” with this situation. Scissor use is quite complex and comes with a lot of safety precautions which young children may not be able to monitor themselves. 

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November 28, 2019
Elisa Abbott

7 Playful Ways to Learn a New Language

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Learning a foreign language is not easy, but the outcome is extremely rewarding. But the key to mastering a foreign language is to use it as much as you can, otherwise, some notions will get lost and you will have to start all over again.

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