In class, I made and presented a Keynote presentation on how to write numbers in a sentence. It was a really fun and enjoyable experience that I went through. I really loved making the transitions, every slide, and even researching for my project! One rule for my project is that for the numbers that can be written in a word (the numbers zero through twenty) you should write it out as a word. So overall, I loved making this project!
This picture was made by Katie C.
You can use either first, second, or third person in a sentence. An example for first person is we. One for second person is you and one for third person is they. First, second and third person is an importante part of the sentence. It could be confusing if you use the first person instead of second or third person. One example is Hi, How are I? The correct way is Hi, how are you? That is the difference between first, second, and third person.
In this project I have learned a lot! Not only about good and well but about all the other grammar projects that were presented. Some I hadn’t really thought about. For example, I know I still need to learn a bit more about lie and lay. Also, I thought I knew all about writing numbers in a sentence, but I was wrong! I didn’t know that when you first write a number in a sentence it doesn’t matter if it’s in word or number form; the following numbers in that sentence have to be written the same way. There was a lot of information I learned about grammar from this project, and I hope you learned as much as I did. I would like to share one picture from my presentation too.
So in Mrs. Donnelly’s Language Arts class we had to do a grammar project, and my topic was semicolons. The first thing I did was find good sources. I found the Grammar app, Grammar Girl app, and Grammar Guide. I found a lot of interesting things about semicolons; for example, you use a semicolon before introductory words like, therefore, for example, however, and many other words. I found that you use a semicolon when there are two short sentences that are related to each other. For example, “Don’t eat the apple; it could have worms.” I learned many things, but how was I going to present them to the class in under three minutes? I decided to present my information on Keynote on the iPad, so it would be kind of like a slideshow. Going up in front of my class was kind of scary, but I enjoyed it! I really loved this project!
For my grammar project I did how to use however in a sentence. I’m going to teach you how to how to use however in a sentence. It is not hard to do. If in your sentence however means “but” then you would put a semicolon in the front of however and you would put a comma at the end of however. If you have however and it means “no matter how”, then you have two options. You could put however at the beginning of the sentence and put a comma like However long it takes, I will go to the game or you could put it in the middle of the sentence like I will go to the game however long it takes.
In 6th grade language arts class we each picked a topic to make a presentation for and to teach the class about. My topic was when to start a new paragraph. I chose this topic because whenever I am writing a story I just want to get everything out on the paper and I don’t even think about breaking it up into paragraphs.
The main rule for my topic was: Start a new paragraph; when you start talking about a new topic, when a new person begins to speak, when you skip to a new time, when you skip to a new place, or when you want to make a dramatic effect. Also keep one topic to one paragraph.
A way to remember this rule is when you are trying to break up a story, look for phrases such as later that day, the next morning, four hours passed, they waited and waited, after all that, etc. Those are some examples of phrases in the topic sentence (a topic sentence is the first sentence that tells you what you will be reading about).
I had a lot of fun creating my presentation because there was no right or wrong way to make it; it was your choice and your imagination. At first I was afraid to present but once I got up there I felt comfortable and it went by way faster than I thought. It was pretty fun being like the teacher, teaching what your topic is to the class. I hope we do another project like this where we get to teach the class about our topic or if we do do another one I would do mine on some other app instead of Keynote. Keynote was fun and a good experience. Also, it was cool how we got to pick our transitions and our themes. I can’t wait to do another project like this!
In my language arts class, I presented a Keynote, using my iPad, on when to start a paragraph. I used many visual effects and transitions and I also used Doodle Buddy to write the key concepts instead of typing. I used this technique because it emphasizes the point and it pops out. During this presentation, I covered what a paragraph is and how to structure it. I presented how to start dialogue paragraphs and regular paragraphs.
A way to remember the paragraph structure is to use the acronym IFREECT. What it stands for is listed below:
Introduction (thesis statement)
One starts a paragraph when going to begin to write about a new topic. A paragraph is four to eight sentences that expand on one idea. This is also in a way, the case with dialogue paragraphs.
One begins a dialogue paragraph when the speaker changes. All the thoughts and actions of the character stay in the same paragraph as the dialogue.
I chose this project because I felt that I wrote well-structured paragraphs. Therefore, I believed it might be something easier for me to explain.
In LA I chose “Why the letter “Y” is a vowel” as the topic of my grammar project. I chose this topic because before I chose it I never really knew the answer. I have to say, finding several different reasons was fairly difficult, although I found some. One reason is that “Y” is a diphthong. A diphthong is a combination of two vowel sounds. For example, in the word “my”, “Y” is a diphthong. Also, something very important that I learned is that “Y” is both a vowel AND a consonant. An example of “Y” as a consonant is: young. An example of “Y” as a vowel is: hymn. When I was presenting I felt as though I did a very good job. I felt that I spoke loudly and clearly, and I put great effort in to my project. Now I will always know why “Y” is a vowel!
So for LA we had to do a grammar project! I did how to use numbers in a sentence because I wanted to know how to use them to improve my writing. Here is one rule: if you have two numbers in a row, spell out the first. That means in a sentence like: There were 12 7 year olds in the room, you would change it to: There were twelve 7 year olds in the room. It was fun presenting all of the rules then giving a little quiz to the class (which they passed!).
I did a presentation on Exclamation Marks. Exclamation marks are used at the end of an emphatic sentence or are meant to convey extreme emotion. You can remember this rule because if it is an emphatic sentence then that means that it is exciting and has an exclamation mark at the end of the sentence.