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UNRESOLVED ESL POINT No.6: Starting a sentence with ‘And’

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As with so many things in the English language you as a teacher spent months and months drumming in the rule that and is a connecting word, it never never never starts a sentence. 82 more words


Nature Hike

This is my third year of retirement.
I still miss the classroom.
Every week, I meet with a group of retired educators.
A few weeks ago, one of these educators and I decided to volunteer at a school where our former principal is now assigned. 119 more words

5th Grade Reading Strategies

I created the following reading log and reading strategies guide for my 5th grade students to use for their evening reading assignments. Feel free to download and use with your own class. 100 more words


Sentence Starters

I noticed a lot of French learners focus on starting sentences during the oral portion of their exams, so I offer this collection… 658 more words

Sentence Starters


‘My undying love for Minions is intense and never ending.’ I knew this was a terrifically senseless interruption. Though I also knew that it would bring equal disaster and disruption to Group so as they so often did, the ends seemed to justify the means. 1,674 more words


Super Season Sentences

At the moment we are making our own non-fiction books about the seasons. Each page has a heading, picture and information sentences. 

Which is usually the coldest season? 53 more words


Part Two: How Many Days to America? by Eve Bunting

This week’s post is a continuation of a discussion from last week of how I used Eve Bunting’s book,  How Many Days to America?, to teach my students some important lessons about the immigrant experience in America. 656 more words