Thursday, November 11, 2010

Poor vs. Poe

Ms Manuscript used the daily grammar warm-up to introduce the readings of Edgar Allen Poe. After students had offered the various corrections in capitalization, punctuation and word usage, everyone decided all of the errors had been identified, when one student timidly raised her hand.

Ms. M: Yes?

8th Grade Student: There is one more correction Ms. M.

A bit perplexed, Ms. M waited a moment and then asked what remaining correction was needed.

8th Grade Student: You need a verb - it should be Edgar Allen was Poe, you can't say he was poe without a verb.

really... yes, really!

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