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Sometimes you want to be able to find a Tweet…

…and maybe show it to your students to make them feel glad they are native speakers, or, if they’re non-native speakers, proud that they have mastered this ridiculously complex aspect of English:

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It Just Came Up in Class, #2

A student observed that the speaker in James Wright’s poem “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota” is experiencing a human need for meaning (i.e., what does it mean to “waste” one’s life) that the … Continue reading

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It Just Came Up in Class, #1

The room my C block class meets in has suddenly acquired a large faux-leather chair that made me think of┬áSesame Street’s Monsterpiece Theater, which made me think of this American Monster Classics classic:

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