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Focus

The focus of this discussion is focus! This versatile word can serve as a verb or a noun, and it is useful in quite a few specialized contexts such as math and physics.

Imagine

Using one’s imagination is an enjoyable, creative, and often productive part of learning. To imagine is to create a picture or idea in your mind.

Time

No time is better than the present to discuss time! Time is so essential, it can be a bit of a struggle even to define time without using the word itself.

Less

The word less shares some traits with its counterpart, more. It, too, is a comparative word that functions as an adjective, an adverb, or a noun, but less refers to smaller rather than larger quantities.

More

More is a word that can be used in more ways than you might imagine! In general, more helps in making comparisons between different quantities.

Teach

Teach is a verb meaning to show, explain, instruct and generally impart knowledge to someone. Teaching can occur in a formal setting such as a lecture class, or in a casual exchange between a father and son, perhaps as they repair a car or fish off a pier.

Give

The Oxford English Dictionary contains dozens of definitions for give. The most common definition, however, is the physical transfer of an object.

Think

Let’s think about ways to use the word think. In a classroom, regardless of the activity, the primary goal is to encourage students to think.

Said

Said is the past tense and past participle form of the word say, and it is an unavoidable term for anyone using the English language.

Right

Understanding the many, many ways in which the word right is used will certainly expand students’ language facility.