Date of publication: 2017-09-02 07:44
My friend, it is even easier than that to read many classics! You can download the Amazon Kindle app (among others) for free for most any computer or tablet or phone and many classics can be downloaded for free as they are now in the public domain and no one receives royalties.
What if you don 8767 t have anything to download it to. NO BOOKS FOR YOU!
Mr. Esolen 8767 s last paragraph says it best 8775 There 8767 s no excuse for us. 8776 His suggestions allow all children the opportunity to read.
You should not criticize someone you don 8767 t know. Dr. Esolen has been neck deep in teaching and curriculum development at all grade levels for many years. Just because he criticizes Common Core does not mean he thinks everything was sweetness and light before its development. You 8767 re not the only person who has been critical of the direction of education over many decades.
What’s the difference? It’s that - ful and - ly are Germanic endings, while - ity came in with French. French and Latin endings pull the accent closer – TEM-pest, tem-PEST-uous – while Germanic ones leave the accent alone. One never notices such a thing, but it’s one way this ‘simple’ language is actually not so.
Spelling is a matter of writing, of course, whereas language is fundamentally about speaking. Speaking came long before writing, we speak much more, and all but a couple of hundred of the world’s thousands of languages are rarely or never written. Yet even in its spoken form, English is weird. It’s weird in ways that are easy to miss, especially since Anglophones in the United States and Britain are not exactly rabid to learn other languages. But our monolingual tendency leaves us like the proverbial fish not knowing that it is wet. Our language feels ‘normal’ only until you get a sense of what normal really is.
Dear Z: But I did say that we love these works because they can teach us things that are true and good. I did say that. I have been doing what you say for many years And I assure you that I try to help my students fall in love with the music of great poetry, and with the fineness of this language or that. Welsh, for example
I am not at all sure of the thoughts I present below,
having not entirely “worked them out” yet, but they sound good at the moment to
me, so I am curious (honestly) about whether they seem right or not.
Dear Professor Esolen, Thank you for this fine piece. More and more, those in school or college, at all levels in Ireland, are being restricted to a diet of 8766 texts 8767 , reflective of a secular agenda which pretends to promote equality, diversity and inclusion but which carefully excludes the Christian perspective and the literary heritage of Irish (Gaelic) civilization and indeed the literary heritage of Western civilization.