Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Generation Gap?
Conversation between me and my sister while watching the opening credits of The Italian Job.

Sister: Does this have Matt Damon in it?
Me: No but it has Mark Wahlberg.
Sister: Who is that?
Me: Marky Mark?
Sister: Oh the guy who plants trees.
Me: What?
Sister: In Clueless, she says that he is going to come and plant a tree.
Me: Well maybe he was, but not because he planted trees. He was a rapper. Marky Mark and and the funky bunch?
Sister: The Brady Bunch!
Monday, June 25, 2007
When I am not watching TV or thinking about painting the other bedroom I am waging a constant grammar debate in my head. What the value is. What I taught last year. How that needs to change this year. What the purpose of learning a predicate adjective is.

I got two books from the library. Grammar in Context by Constance Weaver and Understanding Written Grammar by Jane Walpole. Then I bought Breaking the Rules: Liberating Writers Through Innovative Grammar Instruction, which I am currently reading. I have also bought but have not yet received Crafting Expository Argument: Practical Approaches to the Writing Process for Students and Teachers Fourth Edition.

That is keeping me busy for now. Perhaps more posts to come as I think everything through.

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