Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to watch videos covering the topics of subject and verb importance for clarity of sentences, and complete its accompanying online activities.

Key Terms

characters, actions, nominalization, active verb, principles of clarity, syntactic requirements, simplicity, complexity

Module Overview

  1. Characters as Subjects
    • Why Are Subjects and Verbs So Important?
    • WHO is doing WHAT?
    • Find the Verbs
    • Short, Concrete Subjects
  2. Actions as Verbs
    • Nominalizations
    • Finding Verbs in Nominalizations
    • Revising for Active Verbs
  3. Lead Sentences with Clear Subjects and Verbs
    • Simplicity Before Complexity
    • Old Before New

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: Characters as Subjects

Video 2: Actions as Verbs

Video 3: Lead Sentences with Clear Subjects and Verbs

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