Daily Archives: April 21, 2008

English is nutty.

What’s so hard about learning English?  Nothing compared to teaching English as a Second Language to really smart students who love to ask “Why?”   Day 1 lesson plan — Explain why: quicksand is slow A guinea pig is not … Continue reading

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Silly stuff (pic, news, ad)

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How to use news values

When considering your next newsworthy post or freelance article, it is important to consider the following news values: prominence, proximity, impact, conflict, timeliness, novelty/bizarre. Prominence deals with the characters you include in your piece. If it is relevant, include the … Continue reading

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