L. Arts Mini-Spark #3: Crazy Amazing English Language


“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.
Simple as that.” – Stephen King

This week’s Reading enRichment will have you thinking about writing in a different way.  Have some fun with our crazy, amazing English language.

  • A pangram is a series of words which contains all the letters of the alphabet (pan = all and gramma = letter).

Example:  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Try writing your own pangram.  Sure, you could look one up on the internet, but push yourself to think of an original one.  Leave a comment with your pangram and include the strategy you used to write it.

  • When young children are first learning their ABCs, they associate letters with words and pictures. For example,  A is for Apple, B is for Ball, C is for Cat, etc.  The Crazy ABCs take a different spin by giving “not-so-common words” for each of the letters in the alphabet.  Listen to the song and fill in this chart (or make your own).  Have fun spelling and defining some crazy words!  Take it a step further and create your own Crazy ABCs song!
  • A palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same forward as it does backward.

auto_green_sports_car  Example:  racecar spelled backwards is racecar

After doing a little research, I learned a new palindrome today.  Rotavator is a machine with rotating blades for breaking up or tilling the soil.  Post a palindrome in the comment section below!

Note: The EY team reserves the right to not approve all comments.

Images taken from http://pdclipart.org


4 thoughts on “L. Arts Mini-Spark #3: Crazy Amazing English Language

  1. A pangram is- apples barf while exerciseing while zebras yodel and dance to a jukebox in a moat with some peas being eaten by vegetarian quails.

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