How Do You Know If A Vowel Is Stressed?
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How Do You Know If A Vowel Is Stressed?

Stress refers to the quality of the vowel. Words are broken up into different syllables, and each syllable has a vowel. Vowels can be stressed or unstressed, but how can you tell if a vowel is stressed? Identifying when a vowel is stressed can help speakers articulate better and be able to recognize words. You…

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 Do You Teach Subject Verb Agreement To Third Graders?
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How Do You Teach Subject Verb Agreement To Third Graders?

Teaching subject-verb agreement to third graders may seem like a tedious task. While grammar lessons typically rely on lengthy explanations and worksheets, there are ways to get your third graders excited about the topic. Use physical activities, and exciting lesson plans to make your grammar lesson come alive. Physical activities help third graders understand grammar…

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…

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…

What Are Continuous Vowel Sounds
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What Are Continuous Vowel Sounds

When learning, or teaching, English pronunciation, there are many factors to consider and even more rules to remember. Students can easily feel overwhelmed and confused. It’s best to start teaching pronunciation with easier sounds, such as continuous sounds. But what are continuous vowel sounds? Continuous sounds are sounds with a continuous flow from the mouth…

At What Age Should Children Write Paragraphs?
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At What Age Should Children Write Paragraphs?

It is very cute when children first begin to write. Their sloping one to three sentences are adorably messy but easy on the eye. But by around ten, they might be turning in pages of dense sentences with no rest for the eye. This makes parents and teachers long for the young writers to start…

The Best Free Online Parts of Speech Games
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The Best Free Online Parts of Speech Games

Parts of Speech are one of the corner stones of the English language. Despite the Name ”Parts of Speech” they are actually important to all aspects of English Communication, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading. A great way to teach these in to use online parts of speech games. These are taught through out every grade,…

What Are the Best Alternatives to Phonics?
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What Are the Best Alternatives to Phonics?

Alternatives to phonics instruction can include Whole Language methodology. the Natural Approach, and Whole Word. These all place less importance on the explicit teaching of phonics and look on English acquisition in a broader context. These include practices such as memorization and reading for context.