If you teach language arts and do not read a blog or listen to a podcast, I have two suggestions. The first is the blog called: The English Blog. It contains resources for teachers and learners of English. The most recent post was about the most difficult word to pronounce and a short list of tongue twister words. You must visit the site to see what I mean.

The second suggestion is for the podcast: GrammarGirl. Each session, she takes on the oddity of the English language explaining the differences between words. For example you can download a show which explains the use of lie vs. lay, or there vs. their. The best way to understand her podcasts, is to listen to them as a class, then have them downloaded to a classroom computer for students to refer back to as needed. Better yet, put the link on your web page, for parents to download her program to an ipod for student listening!


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