Those of you that were in class on Friday will remember that we spoke about the "mini-presentations" that we will be doing this Thursday (20 January) in class. Here is a run-down of the assignment, the groups, and so forth.
Your group is to create a 5-minute presentation on your assigned grammar section from the Supplemental Guide, teaching the rest of the class the grammar and/or punctuation principles outlined in said section. You may teach these principles in whatever way you want, using whatever materials/tools you want (that are within reason and appropriate, of course). In addition, come up with 2-3 examples (per group, not per person) for the class to complete/fill in the blank/whatever that demonstrate your assigned principles. Also, everyone in your group must participate in the actual presentation, so assign the work accordingly.
The following are the assigned groups for the presentations:
LINKING MARKS (p. 65-66):
Molly, Abby, Sara, Connor
SEPARATING MARKS (p. 67):
Ashlyn, Sydny, Megan, Madi
ENCLOSING MARKS (p. 68):
Liz, Andrew, Kim, Natalie
OMISSION MARKS (p. 69):
Nick, Candace, Taylor, Michelle
COMMA SPLICE, RUN-ON, AND FRAGMENT (p. 70):
Kendall, Claire, Meghan
As you may intuit, you will probably have to meet outside of class once or twice to organize your presentations with your group. Please do so! And, if possible, have fun with this. I know its grammar, and lets be honest, who REALLY enjoys grammar? (Okay, so some people definitely do...)
Hope you are all having a great LONG weekend and I'll see you in the next few days!