My Grammar girl post is called “How to Write Numbers”. In the article, it talked about how different manuals have different opinions of how to express numbers in papers. The Chicago Manual of Style says to “write out the words for more numbers than other style guides”, which means that they recommend to use words for numbers 100 and lower while the Associated Press and the British newspaper the Guardian both recommend instead that words should be used only for numbers less than 10.
But the Chicago Manual of Style recommends recommends using the words for all whole numbers 100 and lower, and also for big round numbers such as one thousand and twenty thousand.
Also, there is a specific protocol when writing fractions, believe it or not. For simple fractions like ½, ¼, etc, they should be written out into hyphened words, like “one-half” and “one-quarter”, etc. But if the fractions are unusual, like 3/16, to convert them to decimals.
I thought the test questions at the end of the short lesson/presentation on Modifiers was really helpful. Not only did you get examples for each of the tips and points, but you also got specified practice at the end to test your knowledge after.
Instead of saying hi to me, as I walked around the corner
He continued on his path, without even a glance my way.
It was two on the dot, and I was late to work.
But I took my time, and turned around to stop that jerk.
I said, “What gives Joe? Why didn’t you say hello?”
And he replied, “I’m sorry, but I just got let go.”
He said, “I am upset with myself, and mad at my boss.
So please forgive me for looking cross.”
We continued to talk, and we went on our way.
And agreed to coffee the very next day.
I have never watched the Schoolhouse Rock videos, but after watching them I realize why they are so catchy. Plus, adding a tune or visuals really helps students relate and visualize grammar, making it easier to learn. However, when I watched the Lolly Lolly Lolly video, I was quickly annoyed. And so, I think some videos need to be shown for certain parts or else some students may get annoyed or bored.
I love how during the song and video, they emphasized the prepositional words either through changing the font of the word from the others, or they animated them into objects, such as a group of traveling bees. It keeps the viewer’s attention, enabling them to remember prepositional words. I also love the use of repetition in the song; it really drives the prepositions home with catchy phrases and memorable tunes.