When (plural noun) understand they (adverb) learn!
Students in my class have a vague concept of variable but I am really driving home that a variable can be anything, so I begin with variables in English. I prepared this spread sheet and mail merge document so that they can see clearly how variables work.
- Once upon a/an «Noun_1», there were three little pigs. The first pig was very «Adjective_1», and he built a house for himself out of«Pl_Noun». The second little pig was «Adjective_2», and he built a house out of «Pl_Noun_2».
- Once upon a fire breathing llama, there were three little pigs. The first pig was very colourful, and he built a house for himself out of cats. The second little pig was scary, and he built a house out of apes.
"It wouldn't be funny!" Most students say. At which point we move on to our next session...
Wow, that _______________________ smells really good!
It is important that you wear a/an X before you jump into a pool!
But wait, are we not in math class?
Now all you wiley math teachers out there are saying