Can Interrogative Pronouns Be Subjects?
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Can Interrogative Pronouns Be Subjects?

Students need to be able to use interrogative pronouns to read and construct questions. But analyzing the function of interrogative pronouns in sentences can be trickier than using them. Can interrogative pronouns be subjects? The following interrogative pronouns can form the subject of a sentence: who, whose, which, what, whoever, whatever, and whichever. The interrogative…

What Are Inflected Endings?
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What Are Inflected Endings?

Learning about inflected endings or inflections is a vital tool in developing reading and writing skills in English. First-language speakers begin using inflections in the first and second grades, but teachers need to understand the grammatical rules. What are inflected endings? Inflected endings or inflections belong to the part of speech called suffixes. You add…

How To Teach Syllables to Children
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How To Teach Syllables to Children

Teaching syllables to children is essential to improve their reading, spelling, writing, and overall word-processing abilities. there are many fun and engaging syllable activities out there to print and play, but how do you teach syllables to children effectively? To teach syllables to children, you will need to simplify the word’s meaning by using clapping…

How To Teach Sentence Structure To High School Students?
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How To Teach Sentence Structure To High School Students?

Many students have some form of difficulty grasping the meaning of sentence structure which is essential to write and express thoughts clearly and fluently.   This article will discuss how to teach sentence structure to high school students. To teach sentence structure to high school students, begin with introducing the independent and dependent clauses first.  To…

How Do You Teach Nouns To ESL Students?
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How Do You Teach Nouns To ESL Students?

The English language comprises more nouns than any other words, and they are the building blocks of language.  In the ESL classroom, nouns are the first parts of speech that are taught to students.  But how do you teach nouns to ESL students? Teach Nouns to ESL students by preparing lessons that are interactive and…

Can Adjectives Be Used As Adverbs
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Can Adjectives Be Used As Adverbs

Students learn the basic rules that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns and that adverbs modify verbs and other adverbs.   But what would students answer if teachers asked them, ‘can adjectives be used as adverbs?’ We are going to explore the possible answers below. Adjectives can be used as adverbs by following four spelling rules viz. add…

How Do You Change A Sentence Into An Interrogative Sentence?
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How Do You Change A Sentence Into An Interrogative Sentence?

Can you imagine your life without asking any direct questions such as “what’s for breakfast?” or “have you seen the new Spiderman movie?” These types of direct questions use an interrogative sentence, and without them, we’d have a difficult time navigating our everyday. An interrogative sentence is a to-the-point, frank and direct question to clear…

How To Teach Pronunciation To Grade 1
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How To Teach Pronunciation To Grade 1

Fluency in producing sounds and speaking easily and smoothly is most important for children to learn at a young age to accurately pronounce words in the English language.  Although accents and dialects will all affect how individuals pronounce English, there are some tasks and activities that give all students the best chance to be understood….

Free Printable Digraph Worksheets
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Free Printable Digraph Worksheets

Following the alphabet, initial phonics sounds and CVC words, digraphs are the next step of phonics instruction. However the concept of digraphs, especially if coupled with learning consonant blends can be tricky for young learners. We have a selection of free digraph worksheets for download and use below. Digraphs can be problematic for young learners…