A Seventh Grade Story

Today I gave my junior high students this writing assignment: Select a memory from your own life, but tweak it so that it becomes fiction. You can make it sci-fi, add new characters, change the setting, etc. but it has to be based on a true life event. Here is a story that had me laughing…

Spelling Mistake

Today I gave out a vocabulary quiz on places to live. As I was marking papers, this particular one caught my eye: Not the same thing, my friend. Not the same thing.

Intonation Success!

As I have mentioned previously, my second ESL practicum was on Wednesday and I had the pleasure of teaching pronunciation, but more specifically intonation! Last time was a full class of twelve students but this time I only had nine. The smaller the class size the better, I always say! My students range from their…