The materials are presented in a format that is easy to read and understand. The lesson plan is thorough, detailed, and...
The materials are presented in a format that is easy to read and understand. The lesson plan is thorough, detailed, and clear. Although the materials overall is correct and useful, there are a few issues that need to be addressed. The first issue, as a grammarian, is the "use a comma for pauses" statement. When students hear that, they seldom go much farther. The end result can be seen in many entry-level college students who will insert a comma almost at random. Having taught many sections of freshman composition at the college level, I have had the devil of a time helping students un-learn the "commas for pauses" idea.The purpose of punctuation is to delineate the structure of a sentence, to separate items in lists, and to separate different parts or functions of speech. It has little, if anything, to do with breathe patterns.In general, though, the rest of the materials were thorough, detailed, and correct. The rules were presented in a clear, well-organized manner. This would be a useful, usable tool for middle school, high school, and college freshmen. Technical Remarks:Although most of the links in the presentation worked correctly, there were a handful that did not work at all. Some cleaning up needs to be done.