School is in session! I am currently hosting a series on Grammar 101 - a refresher course! You are sure to learn something...I did!
....one of my favorite lessons!
GRAMMAR 101: Lesson 4 - Magic "E"
If two vowels are close together in a word, usually the first vowel says it's name (long sound) and the second vowel is silent. This is call the "Magic E".
For example, /m/ /a/ /d/ is mad, but add an e and it becomes made and the a turns into a long a rather than a short a.
mad : made
mat : mate
rod : rode
slim : slime
cap : cape
You say words with this rule on a daily basis, but have you ever sat down and really thought about the phonics rule it follows? Probably not! And no, I don't either, but it never hurts to be reminded. If you are teaching your child to read you can share these rules with them and their reading will be that much better!
I've had a request to do several lessons on punctuation so I'll be working on that.
Did I ever think I would be sharing grammar lessons on my blog? No, probably not, but I was reminded why I do what I do in church this morning. The sermon was on "fishers of men" and after the sermon our pastor held a "text-back time" where we respond to a question and text him answers that he shares with the congregation. Today he wanted us to text him what the Lord would tell us to be based on our careers in relation to "being fishers of men". Mine wasn't hard - "teach the people" - so I look at my grammar lessons as one of my callings - I'm teaching the people.
Although I think my lessons are geared a little more towards little people :)