By: Leon (a 25-year elementary
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was nominated for the Education and Training Awards
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Here is a screen shot of the
Information for ALL Parents
What to expect from this website...
This website was designed to be educational, and it's a resource for
homeschooling parents/children with respect to the English
language. I have approximately 200 pages, not all of it dedicated to
the education of the English language. Links pertinent to YOU as a
homeschooling parent are provided below.
Feel free to browse my website, if there is anything you disagree with, or
would like added, please contact
me. Also: Who am I
and what are my credentials?
Parents of EFL/ESL
|How can I best teach my child?
Which is the MOST important subject?
Scroll down for answers;
or click here.
|How can I best support my
Which is the MOST important subject?
Scroll down for answers;
|Which is the most important part
of learning English as a Second Language?
Scroll down for answers;
U.S. Federal Law requires that I put this
warning on my website:
Why do children under
13 years of age need parental supervision?
Quite simply, the answer is because U.S. law
requires that I put warnings on my site if I solicit personal information from
visitors. I don't really solicit any information; however I do have a contact
page where visitors may leave their names and comments about
my website (both on my website and via email). Furthermore, there are third-party advertisements, which may
solicit information (for the purpose of selling something). Lastly, I do
solicit donations, but is unlikely that any child under 18 years of age has a
credit card, so therefore cannot donate. But,
I'm just playing on the safe side, and that is why children under the age of 13 should
be with a parent or guardian when visiting this website, or at least have your
I hope you all enjoy the wonderful educational
material that I have amassed free of charge (as it should be)!
Index of Leon's ELA Resources
(Free of charge; No cookies; No registration required).
(the difference between American, British, and Canadian
Apt. vs Appt.
All alliterations are awesome!
(main clause, subordinate clause, relative clauses...
What is content-based education?
(This is really cool!)
Let's explicate the craziness of English... like we drive on a parkway
and park on a driveway.
the English language
is mostly for ESL/EFL learners, to understand that there are certain
nuances and idiosyncrasies of the English language, that generally come
second-nature to native speakers.
"Oh, man in the moon, what is love all about?"
would travel to the moon and back.
moon carries the tides with it.
will take one moon to get this done.
blue moon is white.
The moon looked down upon us.
Simile: It was
as bright as the moon.
Not really games; more like fun activities, which are educational.
Leon focuses on the main grammatical issues of today.
of the English Language
It's a brief history, which shows the influence of many different
languages that made English the language it is today.
It's a list...a very long list.
Wow! This is awesome.
Hey! You've got to see
this. Oh my goodness! Leon has outdone himself on this one.
For non-native speakers to learn the intonation of the English
Did you know that there are 5 kinds of irony?
Sarcasm / Satire
(for older children)
This is a fascinating, but not obligatory study of language.
The best way to study vocabulary (for middle school and above).
about learning English
For non-native speakers to more effectively learn English.
How high can you count in the English language?
What is the highest number in the English language?
nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, and interjections.
There are rules!
I don't know if you can take this all in. To take
on phrasal verbs is a monumental task. However, you should take
up the hobby of mastering phrasal verbs. After a while you will take
off as a phrasal verb master.
for young learners
for older learners
Words that have multiple meanings, but are not related.
This is a work in progress; not much there, but it is enough to
"get the picture."
(also: Sayings, Maxims, Axioms, etc.)
This a list of common English proverbs, categorized for easy reference.
Puns are a fun way to explore the English language, because puns are
This is VERY
(for all ages/levels)
These are some
...like a boss!
This is for non-native English-language learners, to learn the
difference between real English and slang English.
A great way to learn to read is via karaoke!
There are rules.
How to count them,
which one is stressed.
...a work in progress.
boat, ship, canoe, dingy, sailboat, motorboat, etc.
(a super fun way to increase reading speed)
With timers & audio!
...in English from other languages, such as:
kangaroo and canoe
I give templates!
For more links (to other websites) that may help with English
learning, click here.
How can I best support my child's education?
(for parents of children in
|(1) Constantly instill in
your child the importance of getting a good education. Encourage;
uplift; push, if necessary. Set boundaries, such as homework
times. Be available to help your child with his/her homework.
In fact, make it a practice to do the homework together each and every
night. (I understand that for some parents, it is impossible to help
with homework every night. You do what you can, and God will help
with the rest.) Nobody works 7 days a week. Take one of your
days off and spend time with your child/children on their school work.
How can I best teach my child?
(for home-schooling parents).
|(2) GENERAL: You best teach your
child by example. Be there with your child while he/she does his/her
homework. After you teach, have your child teach
you. It has been said that the teacher learns more than the
student. Make it fun. Turn homework into a game as much as
possible. Also, use progress charts. Your child needs to see
how much she/he is progressing. Incentives are also very useful
tools! My advice is to incentivize milestones of learning
(a) READING: (as you will see below, reading is by
far the most important subject). I don't care what others say, I say
that your child should spend at least 30 minutes per day reading. If
your child cannot read, you need to spend 30 minutes each day teaching
your child to read. (There are various ways to do this; email
me if you would like suggestions). The important thing is that
your child needs to ENJOY reading, so make sure your child is reading
things that interest your child (and is appropriate for her/his level of
(b) For math, it is imperative that your child memorize
her/his math facts. Use this as a guide... (there's more to it than
this; these are the basics!):
1st Grade: Memorize all the ways to make 10; Count to
2nd Grade: Memorize all the ways to make 20; Count to
3rd Grade: Memorize ALL times tables to
100. (If your child does not have her/his times-tables memorized by
the end of 3rd grade, she/he will NOT be able to progress in math!) /
Count to 10,000.
4th Grade: Memorize ALL times tables to 144. /
Count to 100,000.
Decimals to tenths. Basic fractions: half, thirds, fourths, fifths,
tenths. Learn long division with whole numbers. (HINT:
Teach your child how to cook using recipes that call for fractions of
spoons and cups).
5th Grade: Review all memorized material (kids
need repetition). Count to 10,000,000. Decimals to one
hundredth. Need to learn standard algorithms for multiplication
& long division using decimals to one/hundredth, and up to 10
million. Add more complex fractions. Be able to add and
subtract like an unlike fractions.
6th Grade: The sky's the limit. How high
can you count? See my NUMB3R5
page for all you ever wanted to know about numbers,
including the highest named numbers. Also, sixth-graders need to do multiplication
and division of fractions and mixed numbers..
Which is the most important subject to teach your child?
(for ALL parents!).
Your child will not even be able to do math, unless he/she can read and
understand the question. Being able to read and comprehend is by far
the most important subject your child will ever learn. Upon the
skills of reading and comprehending what one reads lay all the other
Which is the most important part of learning English as a foreign language
or English as a second language (ESL)?
Your child must learn to listen/speak English properly first! That
is how English-first-language children learn. Is your child better
Dear Parents of Schooled Children,
Teachers cannot do it without
If your child does not have (a) your support and encouragement, and (b) a belief
in his/herself, THEN he/she will
not succeed. Studies have shown that the student needs certain things to
succeed in school. They are:
- Parents to encourage them
to succeed, (and a belief that they CAN succeed)!
- A DESIRE TO SUCCEED,
- Teachers to give them the
skills to succeed,
- A school that gives an
environment to succeed.
Guess which one is the most important.....
Studies in the U.S. have shown that parental
support is the most important and significant factor in children's
You don't have to give money, although you may if you should desire to do
Thanks a mil!
For Adult Learners
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