Both memes put a fun twist on grammar reminders. The first is in reference to proofreading and reviewing work and the second is in reference to the debated Oxford comma which I personally believe is necessary. I chose these two concepts because students need to find grammar as less intimidating and that memes are an everyday enjoyment for many adolescents. I would go beyond this in the classroom and allow students to create their own appropriate English and grammar themed memes. The first meme with the dog is in reference to proofreading work. I want to always remind my students to revise their work. The second meme is of Kermit the frog and his inner self. I used it to show that students should use the Oxford comma regardless.
What an opportunity this is for any science teacher! Here is a link (above) to a webpage that connects to several sites which will be live streaming the eclipse. It is a great way to start off an exciting school year. Also through watching a live stream you will not have to worry about solar eclipse glasses for students or weather interference. Lookout for the amazing event on August 21!
Videos relating to teaching by the Smithsonian.
Dependent clause that starts with an AAAWWUBBIS word + comma + simple sentence= complex sentence
- As the day ended, the family was gathered around the dinner table.
- Although I tried to hurry, I didn’t make it to class before the bell.
Each sentence has a dependent clause + simple sentence
Letting students be creative takes time!
Build in students:
Students who feel competent in the subject and confident will make a connection. Students who make a connection then care, it becomes a part of their character. Their character makes them contribute!!!
If you are looking for motivation here it is!!!