Sounds & Syllables: Sample Unit

“When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible.”  Marilyn vos Savant
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Flowers of Rhetoric: Elaborative Diacope

“It was dusk – winter dusk. Snow lay white and shining over the pleated hills and icicles hung from the forest trees.” Joan Aiken
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Reading Response Frames

“Those who do want to imitate anything produce nothing.”  Salvador Dali
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Buzz Words: People

“Everything that is scattered comes together in words.”  Sanober Khan
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Flowers of Rhetoric: Diacope

“He wore prim vested suits with neckties blocked primly against the collar buttons of his primly starched white shirts.” Russell Baker
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Flowers of Rhetoric: Epizeuxis

“And the highwayman came riding – riding – riding – The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door .”  Alfred Noyes
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Buzz Words: Elements

  “When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness—I am nothing.”  Virginia Woolf
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Buzz Words: Places

  “I collect words–they are sweets in the mouth of sound.”  Sally Gardner
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Improving Spelling when Writing

“Responsibility educates.”  Wendell Phillips
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Seven Sins of Spelling

“All sins are attempts to fill voids.”  Simone Weil
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