Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Three Beautiful Things: 10/23/07: Punctuation, Acting, Autumn on the Ground

1. I did my best to make my WR 121 students laugh while we studied the usual class killers: comma splice, semi-colon, colon, subordinating conjunctions, and other points of grammar.

2. Tyler and Jonathan stood on the wide porch of the second level of the Center building performing a read through of a script.

3. The sun filtering through orange and red and yellow leaves all over town made the ground beneath the trees shimmer with autumn colors.

3 comments:

Dubya said...

Okay, "comma splice, semi-colon, colon, subordinating conjunctions, and other points of grammar"--I'm sendin' that whole list of killers ta Homeland Security.

Tiffanee said...

You did a great job making the class laugh, that's for sure. I cannot NOT laugh when I talk about a colon with someone.......not only does this punctuation come with it's own trumpet solo, it also evacuates the bowels and makes you feel 10 pounds lighter!! I am looking forward to class tomorrow night! :-) You are one of the best teachers I have ever had and always enjoy how simple you make complicated situations fun and easy to laugh at. Thanks Bill!! You rock!

Ken said...

I can see how another teacher could make "the usual class killers: comma splice, semi-colon, colon, subordinating conjunctions, and other points of grammar." very boring. I think you did a great job in keeping us attentive and keeping things entertaining at the same time. Thanks to you for keeping the class fun to attend. I really do enjoy all your efforts.