Angie's grammar question didn't have to wait long for an excellent response from Nathaniel, who just happened to send this in on the same day that Angie asked the question about past tense differences:
Friday was day 4 at my school.
Here is a grammar question from Angie:
I had my first full day of classes on Friday and it went well. I'm wondering about how to explain the difference between preterite and imperfect past tense verbs in pop-up grammar language,
I got a question that I sent to Carol Gaab. Here is an email exchange between Carol and Melisa Alexander, reprinted with permission:
I am completely new to TPRS but extremely motivated to learn about and use it. I have
So finally after three or five or seven minutes or more minutes of this grammar translation work I calmly go to the board and write down the correct French and they just love it. They see how close they got
What will I change to protect myself through the coming winter in those classes where the plane is not yet flying happily through the CI skies because of certain kids in my class whom I haven't been able to get
Permit me to say this: we make a serious error when we push the CI on a class that has significant elements of resistance in it. We cannot ignore negative vibes coming from us from kids because we are convinced
In the past here, we have talked only about winning the CI battle, and taking the CI straight to the class, and to everyone else in the building, ramming it at them like a strong ground game in football. However,
We sometimes speed down the CI highway without noticing the warning signs posted by the side of the road. What warning signs?
They are signs warning us to slow down because the culture of the school doesn't want CI instruction.