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Grammar matters and should be taught – differently

Grammar matters and should be taught – differently | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student literacy outcomes. There are grammar pundits…
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Hooray for getting rid of grammar workbooks that straight jacket kids' language capacity and creativity. The author here is asserting that teachers need to teach grammar as part of literature and embedded in the everyday texts that they give students. She also Rgues for more explicit teaching and professional development of teachers who teach English. I wholeheartedly agree and do admit that my knowledge of how to teach grammar in text can improve too. 

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Australian question intonation? No good in Britain? Mate, really?

Australian question intonation? No good in Britain? Mate, really? | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
We could blame it on The Ashes. Last week, media outlets reported the Brits’ use of the Aussie accent might hurt their chances of promotion.
Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

The rising intonation at the end of declarations in Australian English can seem hesitant and submissive. The author of this piece compares it to the prosodic features of other accents and looks at research on the effects of the way that pitch affects our perceptions of the speaker. 

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