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by mwpalmer
October 24th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Lesson on Matthew 2:12-13
Replies: 18
Views: 9571

Lesson on Matthew 2:12-13

Almost a year ago Jonathan Robie and I did a presentation at SBL on the use of XML for structuring databases for the Greek text of the New Testament. Since that time we have been discussing the ways our work can support the creation of materials for teaching Ancient Greek using what has come to be c...
by mwpalmer
August 15th, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Help me teach this class
Replies: 106
Views: 26145

Re: Help me teach this class

I've been out of the country for the last three weeks, and it's been pretty hard to find the time to participate in this discussion, but I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through your preparation for tomorrow's class and the stellar comments you've gotten from others. I have one small suggestion to ad...
by mwpalmer
August 3rd, 2015, 8:31 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Help me teach this class
Replies: 106
Views: 26145

Re: Help me teach this class

Like Paul, I really enjoyed reading your description of how it went in class. I wholeheartedly agree with his advice for assessing the successfulness of your attempts to make the lesson communicative: But the main thing (the way I see it) is to create a situation in which this artificial classroom a...
by mwpalmer
July 30th, 2015, 4:35 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Help me teach this class
Replies: 106
Views: 26145

Re: Help me teach this class

That sounds like a very worthwhile place to start. I suspect that your students are native English speakers (Correct me if I'm wrong), so they don't decline names in their native language, so beginning to understand the contrast between nominative and accusative usages will be challenging for the be...
by mwpalmer
July 29th, 2015, 5:23 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Help me teach this class
Replies: 106
Views: 26145

Re: Help me teach this class

Your class sounds like a lot of fun. I would enjoy a class like that. Here are a couple of comments regarding implementation of SIOP principles in this context: 1. Write out the questions you want to ask about the text in advance, and place a printed copy in a location that all can see easily. Large...
by mwpalmer
June 6th, 2015, 2:08 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Best Passages to Read after 1st Year Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 6383

Re: Best Passages to Read after 1st Year Greek

The system we use to rank difficulty can be modified slightly over time to provide more accurate results. For example, we might start be weighting frequency of occurrence heavily, but with time we would need to evaluate difficulty also by complexity of morphological structure for words and syntactic...
by mwpalmer
June 6th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Emma's picture book idea
Replies: 19
Views: 8819

Re: Emma's picture book idea

On "contains some novel compositions" vs. "contains only extant Greek text", I think the community will benefit from picture books of both types. But I think clearly marking which category a book belongs to will be useful. I agree, Emma. I think both are useful, as long as we use appropriate care t...
by mwpalmer
May 25th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Time: aorist participle, aorist main verb
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Time: aorist participle, aorist main verb

I'm sitting at a coffee shop with Jonathan Robie, and we've been discussing this issue of the aorist particle with an aorist main verb. I thought I would share what I think about the issue. Morphological forms (aorist in this case) correlate with semantic values that have fuzzy edges. It is the case...
by mwpalmer
April 10th, 2015, 5:19 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Site logo?
Replies: 3
Views: 6890

Re: Site logo?

I concur with Jacob about branding. Having the logo in the header for every page of this forum would be great!
by mwpalmer
December 18th, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Prompts for teaching verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: Prompts for teaching verbs

It's great to hear from you, Paul. I look forward to being able to generate these kinds of exercises from authentic texts from the period of the New Testament. I believe that is a realistic possibility and would be a great help for anyone using a communicative approach. Are you familiar with Betty A...

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