Showing posts with label grammar girl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grammar girl. Show all posts

Friday, May 8, 2009

Podictionary - A Podcast for Word Lovers

Podictionary is a daily podcast about words produced by Charles Hodgson. Five days a week Mr. Hodgson shares a different word, its meaning, and a short history of or story about the word. For example, the podcast for May 5 was about the word colonel. In the podcast Mr. Hodgson explains why colonel is pronounced "coronel." Mr. Hodgson also explains the origins of the word in the podcast.

Applications for Education
Podictionary is good for personal and professional learning. You could use the Podictionary podcasts to provide your students with a short daily lesson. Grammar Girl is a good podcast to use in conjuction with Podictionary.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
SpellTube - Customized Spelling Video Lists
Five Resources for Fun Spelling Games
Five Great Grammar Resources

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Behind the Scenes With Grammar Girl

Grammar Girl is a great weekly podcast containing tips on the use of the English language. The Grammar Girl podcast is a great resource for personal use and for classroom use. I have listened to the podcast off and on for the last two years. Listening to the podcast has helped me get a better understanding of the trickier parts of the English language. The video below, which I found on Jeffery Hill's The English Blog, takes viewers behind the scenes with the Grammar Girl.


Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Five Great Grammar Resources
Grammar Bytes
Confusing Words Clarified

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