All of you enter ENG100 with a range of writing abilities. Grammar presentations will help you teach your fellow students what you have learned about a specific grammar topic. For this project, you will work in pairs. Each group is responsible for giving a brief grammar presentation (5-10 minutes) to the rest of the class. You and your partner will teach the class about one grammar point in an accurate, informative, and creative way.
1.) Read about your grammar point online from one of the following websites:
2.) After your research, you and your partner should discuss the main points you feel are necessary to point out to the class. Create a visual (handout, poster, PowerPoint, etc.) that lays out these points, and your suggestions of how to avoid and correct usage errors.
3.) Each presentation must be accompanied with a class activity where the class can put into practice the rules you have gone over with us.
How you will be evaluated for this group presentation:
This presentation will not be a measurement of how well you know do or do not know these rules. We all still struggle with grammar, and will continue to work at improving our style and usage. Your grade will count towards participation.
You will be evaluated on how clearly you present these rules to the class. This clarity will include: the work of visual; the use of examples for the rules; your presentation’s organization; both of the member’s active role in presenting the material; and the effectiveness of your included activity.
Topics and Resources:
Group 1: Subject and verb agreement, pronoun and noun agreement, tense agreements
Group 2: Sentence fragments, run-on Sentences, and misplaced and dangling modifiers
Group 3: Commas, semicolons, colons, quotation marks, apostrophes (possessions, plurals, etc.), dashes, and dangling and misplaced modifiers