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    Re: Let the games begin

    I did it again. I guess I can't use the tab key the way I want to.

    Ata. adv.
    Tavko. adv.
    gb. form

    which they will read as "All the average student of foreign language EVER needs to know about adverbs. There are various kinds of adverbs. Grouped by form..."

    You see, "ata." is an abbreviation of the acronym "atapentka." which means "all the average person EVER needs to know about" and which got changed to "atasoflentka." and means "all the average student of foreign language EVER needs to know about".

    It is all quite bizarre, but makes a certain amount of sense, and the students understand it.

    This time I actually MEAN to post a reply.

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    Re: Let the games begin

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I notice that things are a little slow at the moment on this part of the forum.

    Well, the school year has begun for me, and this year I am intend to teach Reed-Kellogg for the first time in about 15 years. We will see whether or not I can "turn on" 14-year-olds to the art. Warning! If I manage to do so, I intend to send them to this site.

    It will still take about two or three weeks of preparation in morphology before they will be ready for syntax.
    Well, I can tell you Mr. A, the few times I have done it, I have loved it, we need to do it more in class, I came home today and noticed I had started doing it on the back of my math... Oops! Now I find myself wondering "What will tomorrow bring?"

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    Re: Let the games begin

    Forum,

    As you perhaps can see, one of my students has joined the forum. This could be very interesting -- to get a young student's input and reaction to Reed-Kellogg.

    So far, the most that they can do is to modify a subject with one or more adjectives and use an intransitive verb for the simple predicate. Tomorrow in school I will show them how to modify the simple predicate with an adverb.

    In the process, the class, and each individual student, is creating a story using only the syntax that they can diagram.

    Don't be surprised if one or more of my students creates a pdf file version of their class notes.

    Today I showed them this website and forum. I hope they do not descend upon it en masse.

    Frank

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    Re: Let the games begin

    Hey Mr. Antonson! I have a few pages up of our notes on the website!
    Josh and I are still working on the pages of the site and after some time, I will hopefully have a PDF file for anyone to download! Sorry I can't post the link. Since I am new to UsingEnglish.com, I have to wait until I post 5 replies to post the link. But I will give it to you in class on Monday!

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    Re: Let the games begin

    Sounds good, Nick.

    I suppose that you could email me the link and then have me post it after I have looked at it.

    I am very curious to see what you work looks like. If it includes diagrams of sentences, I am wondering what program you used to diagram.

    Mr. A.

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    Re: Let the games begin

    The site only has a few pages of our notes because I need to type/add more of the notes. Also, I just sent the link to your school email address.

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    Re: Let the games begin

    Okay, I will look for it.
    I assume that you have started with morphology i.e. "All the average student of foreign languages EVER has to know about" [henceforth atasoflEntka.] nouns, verbs, ...
    Or did you begin with "The Bare Necessities of Grammar [henceforth gmr.]"?

    Dear Forum,
    It should be noted that the classes that Dane, Nick, and I are referencing include much that is admittedly strange -- done for the purpose of speed in note taking.

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    Re: Let the games begin

    I tried sending the link to your school email 2 times and they both came back to me, saying it failed to send. So, I will just give it to you at school on Monday. And Josh is typing the notes up and giving them to me so I can build the site and create the pdf file. So, I don't know what he is doing with the atasoflEntka and the The Bare Necessities of Grammar... he hasn't sent me any more notes yet. Hopefully, he will get more to me by the end of the weekend or by Monday.

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    Re: Let the games begin

    Sounds good.

    You probably have my email slightly wrong. Since it's online and public, I don't see the problem with telling you here that it's <EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead>.

    Monday's fine for me. I don't know if there is anyone on this forum who is curious and doesn't want to wait.

    Mr. A

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    Re: Let the games begin

    Well, the email is typed in right. Most of the time when I send an email to one of the teachers at school, it doesn't send the first time for some odd reason. But once I reply 5 times (I think this is my 4th), I can post the link.

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