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Using Reference Materials to Correctly Spell Words | No Nonsense Grammar

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Some words may sound like other words, but using the wrong word can lead to confusion and madness. A dictionary would be helpful to make sure you know what you're talking about!

How to Be

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In this story from Between the Lions, a brother and sister demonstrate how to be a variety of creatures, such as a dog, monkey, snake, and spider. They act out the animals’ special traits — friendly, curious, charming, and creative — many of which are also important qualities for being a person.

The Wordball is My Oyster | The Electric Company

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Learn about the vocabulary words brilliant, genius, memorize, and performance with The Electric Company when fears must be faced on the stage. Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?

Between the Lions - Joy Learno: Turnip

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Hear Joy Learno interview some root vegetables about how they differ from other vegetables, in this video from Between the Lions: "A Birthday for Cow!" Featured vocabulary in this segment includes turnip, carrot, parsnip, rutabaga, and potato.

Between the Lions - Opposite Bunny: Asleep/Awake

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Learn the opposite words "awake" and "asleep" with an animated super bunny and a falling meteor, in this video from Between the Lions: "Bear Snores On."

What’s Your Name? (u)

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, the song What's Your Name? highlights the short "u" sound in 33 names. By focusing on the /uh/ sound within words, the song sparks phonemic awareness, and by showing the letter "u," it also promotes letter knowledge.

How to Use Reference Materials | No Nonsense Grammar

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A dictionary is one of the most useful reference books anybody could ever use. Learn how to properly understand a dictionary's formatting and content!

How to Use Coordinating Conjunctions | No Nonsense Grammar

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Coordinating conjunctions link two complete thoughts. For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. A helpful hint: Remember FANBOYS.

How to Use Commas for Yes, No, Tag Questions, and Direct Address | No Nonsense Grammar

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Offset elements are words or phrases that can be removed from a sentence and not lose any meaning. Sometimes the meaning is needed, and so it is important to not use a comma in these instances.

Montana Mosaic: Montana Industry - The Oil and Refinery Years

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Montana’s resource-driven economy experienced its golden age following World War II. Jobs were plentiful in timber, mining, and agriculture. A booming national economy created a large American middle class with the means and desire to travel. Oil fueled that travel.  Exploration for gas and oil contributed to this particular boom.  A recent oil find in the Bakken area of North Dakota and Montana is fueling the latest boom time.  Experience would tell us that this, too, will bust in the future and the landscape will be left with idle oil wells and scarred land.

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