Something in Common: Practice punctuating titles


The online learning community of teachers has been growing. Not only has this been encouraging that teachers are helping teachers, it means that we access ideas, share new information and clarify doubts in the blink of an eye. Technology has brought knowledge to our doorsteps but as with all learners, there is always this scramble to try to manage all our virtual communities and networks. I tell myself I’ll get better over time but there is just so much out there it can be overwhelming just keeping up to date with all your personal/professional networks. Imagine the degree of filtering our students have to go through as they learn a new language and get on with technology.
My sincerest thanks to wonderful blogs.

English with Jennifer

In my sixth lesson on English Writing Skills, I address writing titles and names as well as commas with adjective clauses. It may not be the most exciting topic, but it’s one that creates doubts among learners and teachers. We are all writers, and when we write, we sometimes hear an inner monologue about punctuation and formatting. Does that letter need to be capitalized? Do we put a comma before “Jr.” in someone’s name? Is that an identifying clause? You’ve heard that voice ask such questions, haven’t you?

I don’t claim to have all the answers. In fact, I take the time to tell students about different style and format guides used, from MLA format to the Chicago Manual of Style. In my video, I explain the patterns I personally use and give learners a chance to edit some sentences about American films and TV shows using those…

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About mrsmissoveness

I'm Heading the EAL dept and Teaching ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom (TESMC) trainer on Jeju island, South Korea. I'm enjoying the IT revolution in the classroom and discovering new IT tools to support my lessons. Reading is at the top of my list: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" Dr Seuss, I can read with my eyes shut. Learning Korean is my biggest challenge at this point in time. However, a word a day is my target.

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