The term scholars has really taken off in our EL Department.
Nicole is encouraging her scholars to eliminate like and um and replace them with prefer and similar (and silence, if you’re just thinking!).
One student, fully understanding the ramifications of no longer being allowed to use like, stated with fake concern, “Well, I guess we won’t be able to use similes any more.”
Yeah, you wish, buddy.
Johanna gives her scholars clothespins and asks them to listen for smart responses. If a student responds in an incomplete sentence, whoever hears them can take their clothespin. Baby showers, anyone?