Historically inclusive, yet surprisingly clear and innovative, this chart outlines the structures of English from smallest to largest. It has recast the "parts of speech" now known as 'kinds of words", identified the 5 jobs of the 12 kinds of words, identified the 5 levels within the sentence, and most importantly listed the 11 basic sentence Forms that are used universally by skilled writers and are fully described and exemplified in "New Angle on Writing" by R. Dowling and S. Watson
Moss, a youthful mosquito, breaks female mosquito tradition. She thinks her life's calling is to be equipped with the latest gadgetry, and to be the world's best cyclist. She sets out one day on a training ride, covering five towns, pedaling the whole day. As daylight dims, she is suddenly faced with a huge security problem. ||| . . . ||| Written in plain English, and packed into more than 220 rhyming couplets and 12 chapters, the story is a delightful, cross-cultural journey of discovery, fascinating locales and scenery, surprising revelations, humor, pathos, and wisdom. The unique split line format for the text helps the reader appreciate the flow of the story with its colorful images, the rhythm of the words and phrases, and the immaginative array of people, scenes, and events that unfold. ||| Few stories offer such a wise yet whimsical, endearing, yet down-to-earth view on life.
Ever wished that English showed itself in a more consistent way of representing the sounds of words? Ever thought of the handicap this imposes on early readers who might otherwise fly into the language and progress more rapidly? eezee eqglix (easy English) attempts to address that problem.
Singer/songwriter stedawa writes songs and puts other people's poems to music. The topics for the songs are varied and reflect the diversity and intricacy of life's woven elements.
You will doubtlessly be asking “Why do we need another book about English?” What is special about this book that makes it different from other books about the teaching and learning of English? Why should I bother, why should I waste my valuable time and attention reading and studying this book? This question readily reduces itself to seven more pointed or specialized questions to which we will try to give relevant and satisfying answers.
a fine feed of blog posts from stedawa's blog until the website's repeated hack attacks in january 2013. it has more than 670 entries and would take up more than 340 pages in A4 format if printed. unfortunately, the entries include an enormous amount of HTML. i haven't yet decided what to do with the entries (the formatting, the pics, the vids, the blockquotes, the links, etc. i wish i could push a button and have an HTML document that included small sized pics, links to vids, blockquotes, and live links, plus maybe the occasional text highlight or coloration.