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Thesis Statements? Makes for an interesting project for any kind of book and maybe an introduction to the concept of a theme/thesis statement. via It’s Okay to be Smart Staying Pure via Boing Boing I’ve posted on the Google Translation idea before but this video adds a decent introductory element (although I’m not sure kids today are familiar with the Fresh Prince). Can you create a sentence that isn’t corrupted by the Google Translation torture test? Who can create the longest sentence that remains pure? The most complex? When do things break down? Why? It might be fun to take the quotes of different authors and see what stays true and what ends up muddled. Then you breakdown why. Endless fun. Added to the Podcasts New to me, via Boing Boing Subscribe here (iTunes link). Words we ought to have in English 8. Tartle (Scots)The nearly onomatopoeic word for that panicky hesitation just before you have to introduce someone whose name you can’t quite remember. via The Week and a number of other people. I’d like to see what words kids would come up with that we need. It’d be a fun way to discuss when we need one word vs many. I’m also betting they’d come up with needed words that already exist in English. Plant Cell Compare to […]