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Suggestions for teachers and parents (November 10)

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Check out the latest examples in our 'learning together' section and see if this is something your and your students might want to try. 

The term break in the public schools is now over and by now teachers and their students should be back into their old routine. Hopefully, English teachers will find a lot of material on this site that could be used either inside or outside class. You may have notice that each day we define a huge number of words, so you might point this out to your students, especially those who have ambitions of studying further at the undergraduate or graduate level.

One example of how much vocabulary we define is my flood-related vocabulary section: http://bit.ly/cdfLV1; This is a collection of vocabulary collected from flood stories over the past several years, especially this year’s awful flood season. I have just updated it to include words found in stories about the floods in the South.

Today, I particularly want to point you to our “learning together” section. This morning I posted a really great example of what can be done. The article comes from a Laotian man who emigrated to the US many years ago during the war era in his home country.  In it he tries to capture his memories of life as a young boy to pass on to his young relatives in the United States who have never experienced life in Laos. It is well worth having your class read: http://bit.ly/9Rps0g

You and your students are welcome to send similar articles, preferably a bit shorter. For details, click here: http://bit.ly/avSJ37

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