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If you speak English as a second language, here are some words you might be mispronouncing:

  1. sword- The W is silent; say /sord/, not /sword/.
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Bring the Family Under The Sea

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s production of The Little Mermaid is perfect for the whole family! I saw this fun-filled Disney musical on Sunday, November 13th, and thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon. 418 more words


While waiting in line at the BMW this morning, I watched a news ticker scroll at the bottom of a television screen. One of the headlines read, “Skygazers gawp at extra bright ‘super moon.'” 101 more words


A Political Pathology

Election eve, 2106

American political discourse is rife with incoherence, from Sarah Palin’s word salads to Donald Trump’s staccato bluster. But like a word emerging from an infant’s babbling, misuse can yield a verbal coinage. 389 more words


From Poems about Whales to Now

When trying to learn about the earliest civilizations, archeologists look to cave paintings as clues to what humans used to be like and how we have evolved. 626 more words


Why Do I Write?

I write because I simply don’t know. I write because I want to keep these short and fleeting moments in life, like fireflies in a jar. 151 more words


Mentor Text Wednesday: Rewriting the Word Wall

Today’s guest post comes from Amy Heusterberg-Richards, a tenth-year ELA teacher at Bay Port High School in the Howard-Suamico School District, located just north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. 787 more words