These are not assignments that translate well into a classroom full of twelve-year-olds. I shudder to think what would have happened if I'd written "weak passive" on a paper. A boy might have thought I was denigrating his ability to execute the screen pass.
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And, as I've written before, the other great way I discovered--quite by accident--was by writing with them.
So what did I notice, watching kids write? And did anything change over the decades.
Short answer: A lot.
Long answer: See my next blog post.
Mercenary Moment: And remember--my two e-books (biographies of Poe and Mary Shelley) are available for Kindle-users on Amazon.com.