Monday, April 8, 2013

Today's Grammar Lesson

Today was the first day back from Spring Break. I started classes by innocently asking them to "spell the word grammar"; more than 1/2 of my students spelled it grammEr. I shook my head and told them to get warmed up for "grammar bootcamp" this week.

For fans of the great book "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" - here are a couple of Monday giggles for you. Enjoy.
We started out discussing the importance of commas using the above lesson; and interestingly nearly 100% of my high school students punctuated it like the "college males"

We then moved onto this funny, yet accurate example of word misuse...

And finished with attempted ardvark murder charges...