Metaphors in Language Learning

While learning Bahasa Malaysia, I have discovered that some birds are metaphors in their language. The children’s dictionary says “owl” in English, for example, but…
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Think about World View

One lesson that I have used to good effect is to give students a list of animals, vegetables, and minerals (meaning multiple kinds of things)…
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Vivid Imagery

This is a framework for teaching students to write poetry. It’s fun. It has worked multiple times. It’s here if you want to use it.…
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1+1= 1 Million!

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” I don’t know who said that or what they meant, but I like it. I…
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Poetry Please

When you want American students to write, start with poetry. (The international students I have taught seemed more comfortable with creative nonfiction or stories.) If…
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