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Show your high school and junior high learners the importance of active and passive voice in writing, and let them get their hands dirty with the provided practice questions. Although the lesson plan says that the active voice is preferred, it does support that the passive voice is effective for creating specific effect in writing. Learners explore documents like the Declaration of Independence and JFK’s Inaugural Address, as well as excerpts from fictional writing. The directions are clear, and the practice is effective. There is little need for modification.
Challenge your writers to improve their writing by introducing them to 10 strategies they can use to vary their sentence structures. Each strategy is described and examples given. Pupils then create their own sentences using this pattern. An extended practice worksheet is also included.
Are your young writers afraid of semicolons? Show them the proper way to use these useful punctuation points when linking ideas together. Outlining both rules and examples, this resource is a great way to show your pupils how to vary their sentence structure using semicolons.
Wow! A comprehensive resource that covers all of the bases of the subjunctive! The first eight pages provide charts, examples, and translations, and the last two pages contain two cumulative exercises. How much was learned from the information provided? Test your learners and find out!
Careful proofreading is an important step in the writing process. After guided practice using a provided worksheet that details common grammar concepts, young writers refer to the worksheet as they proofread their own work. Although the resource is part of a series of lessons, the worksheet provided and the concepts discussed could work with any lesson focusing on proofreading.
If you're completely lost on what grammar you should cover for Common Core skill L.9-10.1, look here! You will find some ideas and examples on what to include, making sure your learners can master the skill. The multiple choice quiz is the most effective part of this plan and can be modified with better questions.
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end. A fun aspect to this lesson is having groups secretly write beginnings to a familiar story from one of these four points. After reading them aloud, the class guesses which beginning they wrote. Writers complete a worksheet applying these ideas to their own novels.
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process instructional activity, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read. Then, writers let their inner editors out by first coming up with goals for their finished piece. By working through the packet, they come up with stylistic and content-related revisions, leaving the grammar edits for later. Finally, release the eager editors upon their drafts to revise, revise, revise!
Characteristics of dependent and independent clauses are the focus of this language arts lesson. High schoolers take notes on specific definitions and traits of clauses and their correct grammatical use. This lesson provides links to several other specific grammar lessons.
Here’s a practice set for the simple future tense and the present tense with an adverb form. No answer key is provided, but a brief explanation of these tense forms does precede each exercise set. This resource could be used as a pretest or as a take-home for extra practice.
Set your class straight when it comes to dangling modifiers. No one likes a vague sentence! Pupils can learn all about dangling modifiers by reading the information included here. Several examples are included, along with a series of sentences to correct. The content is complex, so assign these sentences to more advanced learners.
Students examine the arguments for and against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In groups, they must assign the Vietnam War a just or unjust war using the techniques used to fight and the reasons used by the government to declare war. They present their ideas to the class making sure to support their arguments. To end the lesson, they develop viable alternates to war.