Grammar Bytes

Once you click ‘Enter’, Grammar Bytes provides grammar terms, exercises, handouts, presentations, videos, tips & rules.  The grammar topics included are: Comma Splices & Fused Sentences, Fragments, Irregular Verbs, Commas, Parallel Structure, Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers, Apostrophes, Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Case, Pronoun Reference, Subject-Verb Agreement, and Word Choice.  The handouts and powerpoints cover these topics: Appropriate Words and Expressions, Confused/Misused Words and Phrase, Misplaced Modifiers, Coordination and Subordination, Parallel Structure, Fragments, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences, Verb Forms, Tense Shift, Subject-Verb Agreement, Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Shift, Pronoun Reference, Pronoun Case, Adjectives and Adverbs, Degree, Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization.

The Grammar Bytes home page encourages users to ‘Register’ for their open course through ‘Course Sites’.  It is free and easy to sign-up . Once the student signs up, they are able to do a grammar practice mini-course on a blackboard interface.  The practice course covers apostrophes, commas, comma splices and fused sentences, fragments, pronoun agreement, and pronoun reference.  Each subject covered provides the rules, a PowerPoint lesson (or video), a practice set, and several quiz options. It will actually show students a ‘grade’ for the content they complete.

 

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