What I know as yet is that this blog is...65 posts and 365 days old. In the meantime it has changed its basic purpose for what might be seen as more feasible and accessible. There is too much to deal with anyway, so proposing oneself and visitors more realistic challenges has more chances of fulfilment.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: what does this have to do with Charlie Gordon? Quite a lot, I’d say: the ideas put forth by Daniel Keyes are so deep and so numerous that it’s almost impossible not to feel like commenting.
If ‘a picture paints a thousand words’, then how does Keys paint Charlie’s evolution through spelling and grammar?
There they are: videos 3 and 4 – maybe a little out of step with the audios or the text, but it’s holiday time, isn’t it?
So, 65 posts and 365 days later, the myth of Easy English is still on!
The best thing to do would be to start building up a map of themes that you discover while reading the text, listening to the audios and viewing the video episodes. They will all be the basis for the classroom debate.