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Fun with English Idioms

There’s a website sponsoring an art contest this fall, and it’s all about English idioms! An idiom is a commonly-used phrase with a certain meaning that can’t be determined if you considered only the words themselves. For example, the idiom “It’s raining cats and dogs” means that it’s a downpour, not that cats and dogs are actually falling from the sky.  Another example is

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English for the Thoughtful Child

There’s so much for young children to master; I don’t even worry about teaching grammar until the second grade. Then, I pull out the book English for the Thoughtful Child. Originally published in 1903 by Mary E. Hyde, it was revised and edited by homeschooling mom Cynthia Shearer in 1990. English for the Thoughtful Child introduces young children to the rules of grammar while

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