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Feedback--Teacher / Feed back and correction
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:23:00 PM »

I found this website which suggests good ways of giving feedback and correction in terms of several points such as praise and criticism.

Motivation / A phrase that gives students motivation for grammar.
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:39:30 AM »
You might be surprised because you could think that I am posting about grammar. However, it is about reading and writing =].
The grammar is an essential element to help students get better understanding and production in reading and writing.
I think we should let students know that grammar is a tool in terms of reading and writing instead of insisting that grammar be the most important factor. The example below will give students the sense of agreement to the statement.

'no one like you'

This noun phrase could be totally misunderstood if students have lack of grammar information because the 'like',a preposition in the phrase could be seen as a verb in a sentence. It would be a good idea for teachers to use this phrase, when students seem to have a dull time. It can give them motivation with the interesting phrase.

Reading/Writing Humor / The importance of "that"
« on: March 09, 2014, 08:34:59 PM »
I saw many jokes about commas. However I want to talk about "that".
While I was taking the psycholinguistics class, LING425, the class introduced 'a garden path effect'.

A garden path sentence is a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a way that a reader's most likely interpretation will be incorrect; the reader is lured into a parse that turns out to be a dead end. -by Wikipedia

The sentences below will make you re-read the sentences.

1. The horse raced past the barn fell.
2. Mary gave the child the dog bit a bandaid.
3. I convinced her children are noisy.

--> The horse that was raced past the barn fell.
--> I convinced her that children are noisy.
--> Mary gave the child that the dog bit a bandaid.

General Reading Links / Let's practice speed reading!
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:17:11 AM »
It should be really hard for L2 learners to increase the speed of reading.

This is one website that I got introduced when I first came to USA, struggling slow reading.

It is really easy to use as long as you have a text on your computer screen.
Also you can set the speed of reading after clicking setting button.

Try it !

General Reading Links / Introduce 'Newsify'
« on: February 09, 2014, 12:44:33 AM »

First of all, I am not related to this application at all in any money issue ;)

The extensive reading reminded me of this application that I use and enjoy.
I downloaded this application through app store from my ipod. This application allow you to get tons of articles that you might be interested.
You can add any topics of reading materials under categories such as sports, cars, design, gadgets, fashion...and so on.
As soon as new articles are up, the number of articles that you haven't read will appear on the Newsify icon.
Because there are many pictures in articles, visual persons can also use and read comfortably.

If you are not... an apple product user,... I am sorry, I guess this is only available through app store from apple products.

Extensive Reading / Grammar and Extensive reading!
« on: February 04, 2014, 01:47:10 PM »

Here is an interesting article about grammar and extensive reading !
There are some cases too  =]

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