Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hey y'all, watch this!

Today's Language Arts lesson included the -all word family. The assignment was to think up as many words as possible. I thought I had given her just enough lines to write all the ones she knew: ball, call, fall, etc.

I failed to factor in her familiarity with Southern colloquialisms. I tried explaining that y'all is not really a word. She countered with the argument that y'all is a contraction. (At least I know she paid attention to last week's lesson.)

So I did what any good English teacher would do and followed up with how to punctuate it properly. If she's going to add it to her vernacular, at least she'll know where the apostrophe goes.

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