In case you missed it last Friday and Sunday (or in case you listened and want to hear the stories and poems again), the winners of this year’s Baker Prize, along with interviews and music, will air again at 2:00pm (Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Thanks again to Charlotte, who hosts the radio program, and to all the organizers of The Reading Room on the Isle of Skye, and The Baker Prize.
You can lifestream the show here: http://www.cuillinfm.co.uk
This is a follow-on to yesterday’s reblog of Council House Publishing’s post. Here’s The Thorn Tree, getting ready to head across the water to Women’s Aid in Elgin. Hope readers there find a home in this book’s pages as they rebuild homes within themselves. Thanks to Council House Publishing http://www.councilhousepublishing.com for the original post and idea.
Next Friday, April 10th, I’m teaching a workshop (playshop, really) for teachers of English as a Second Language. Very excited about this chance to bring the sense of joy and play I feel about language and writing to teachers. Here’s the blurb. There’s a link below to sign up. AND, if you’re far, far away (or the date doesn’t work for you), there may be an opportunity to take the class virtually. Stay tuned for more details.
When we learn language as children, we approach it with a sense of play and open curiosity, experimenting with sound and form; learning is a byproduct of our joy and sense of play. Learning English as a Second Language can offer the same opportunities to find joy and playfulness along the journey.
There are so many ways to make writing fun and interesting in the ESL classroom…but are you fresh out of ideas? Come enjoy an afternoon of exploring GREAT writing ideas for your students of all levels with writer and teacher Heather Marshall. We’ll explore wordplay, including rhythm and rhyme and alliteration; we’ll experiment with the order and length of sentences, tenses and point of view; we’ll embody our verbs to help build vocabulary.
As always, English for Life trainings are a combination of up-to-date, practical strategies and tools for teaching, and time to connect with other teachers in our community. Following the training, I hope you’ll plan to join us at Red Bowl to catch up and enjoy sushi happy hour.