Sunday, December 4, 2011

Podcasting in Language Arts

One of the pet peeves of my administration is the poor grammar of students. This can be partially attributed to the ELL population. However, the administration insists on teaching grammar rules, which is about as exciting as folding socks. I think that using a podcast by Grammar Girl, entitled " 10 Tips to Banish Typos" is a fun way to get started. Moreover, I would continually use these podcasts to both instruct students, and as a model for their own creation of podcasts.

This particular episode suggests a few familiar tips, such as "read your work aloud", and "have someone else read your work". Two surprising tips were, "print your work in a different font with different margins", and " read your work backward".

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I wonder if reading in a different font really works.