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Write It Down!
Did you write out at least 10 new sentences this week? If you aren’t sure what I am talking about, then check out the Week 17 post to find out. It is a fantastic way to make sure that we use our language (correctly) every day!
Sometimes we feel like we are just going in circles when it comes to our language learning. We don’t feel like we are learning anything new and we seem to be making the same mistakes over an over again.
It can really help to write down the sentences you/your children use most of the time and then to make sure that you/your children are saying them correctly.
Aside from the process of writing something down (which has a way of burning the information a little more strongly into our brain) it helps us identify things about the target language that maybe we hadn’t noticed before.
Plus, many of the everyday sentences that we/our children are learning don’t follow standard language rules: Words are shortened, slang terms are used and intonations may be used in special ways. Since these are the sentences we are most likely to use (and hear) with native speakers, it is helpful to practice them ahead of time!
Today’s Check-In Activity
- Check-In Activity: In the comment section below, share at least one sentence that you/your children use every day or week. If you can, try writing the sentence in your/your children’s target language (even if that is your native language)!
- Giveaway: After you leave a comment below, head over to the current giveaway and enter! Once you check in, you can enter! It is another fantastic giveaway prize!
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