Are you ready for your very favorite news story of the week? A school in Brazil called Red Balloon has been using grammatically incorrect tweets by celebrities — including Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber — to teach their students proper English. This incredibly creative tactic stems from an initiative called Celeb Grammar Cops, which the school unveiled earlier this year. These so-called Celeb Grammar Cops are actually students between the ages of 8 and 13. They seek out tweets from celebrities and (very politely) correct any errors... Read More
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Writing Tips from Neil Gaiman
Put one word after another, says Neil Gaiman. Write. Find the right word, put it down. Those are just a few choice selections from Gaiman’s Eight Rules of Writing, as featured on the Aerogramme Writers Studio. Of course there are more nuanced insights as well. We at The Big Brain Club are particularly fond of number 6: Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing... Read More
LANGUAGE ARTS: Literary Scavenger Hunt!
A great lesson plan for Language Arts teachers! Your students will learn about literature and publish an interactive slideshow! Best for grades 9-12 Source: Microsoft in Education * * * Objectives Students develop an interest in learning about literature. Students develop web research skills. Students answer questions and solve problems creatively and interactively. Learning outcomes Students search the web for information about literary classics. Students create an interactive Office PowerPoint presentation to effectively communicate the results of their research. How to get it: View the full lesson plan... Read More