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“A.D.” does not mean “after death,” as many people suppose. “B.C.” stands for the English phrase “before Christ,” but “A.D.” stands confusin...

“A.D.” does not mean “after death,” as many people suppose. “B.C.” stands for the English phrase “before Christ,” but “A.D.” stands confusin...

All-American Road Trip: 18 Stops on the Pan-American Highway

All-American Road Trip: 18 Stops on the Pan-American Highway

Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came about.

Another secondary English teacher's blog.  Good ideas for incorporating technology into the classroom

Another secondary English teacher's blog. Good ideas for incorporating technology into the classroom

Grammar Girl : How to Avoid a Common Comma Error: The Comma Splice :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

How to Avoid a Common Comma Error: The Comma Splice

Grammar Girl : How to Avoid a Common Comma Error: The Comma Splice :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

*Tree*mendous books - middle school language arts classroom idea. Could also use to showcase popular books from various time periods.

*Tree*mendous books - middle school language arts classroom idea. Could also use to showcase popular books from various time periods.