Miscellany and Trivia

Anecdotes about teaching English – Five

MTr 6 Teaching English

Big people words

A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to become accustomed to the first grade. The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on NO baby talk!

You need to use ‘Big People’ words”, she was always reminding them.

She asked John what he had done over the weekend.

I went to visit my Nana.”

No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use ‘Big People’ words!”

She then asked Mitchell what he had done.

I took a ride on a choo-choo.”

She said “No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use ‘Big People’ words.”

She then asked little Alex what he had done.

I read a book,” he replied.

That's WONDERFUL!” the teacher said. “What book did you read?”

Alex thought real hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said, “Winnie the SHIT.”

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