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Nine lessons in a grammar and usage unit provide endless opportunities for drill and practice. Topics include the four types of sentences, subject and predicates, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions, conjunctions and interjections, as well as capitalization and punctuation. The scripted unit includes a culminating activity, handouts, worksheets, a bibliography, and an assessment.  
Students expand their knowledge of the definition of a proper noun. They also realize that capital letters are used at the beginning of proper nouns. They are explained what a proper noun is: proper nouns put names to faces; They're used for people, pets and for places. If students are writing about Ben the red setter, the name of the dog starts with a capital letter. Students are asked to add capital letters to the proper nouns in the story.
Here’s a presentation that could be used to introduce your class members to nouns, or as a review of this part of speech. Definitions of the various types (common, proper, concrete, abstract, collective, and compound) are followed by examples of each type. Consider following the presentation with an activity that asks viewers to demonstrate their understanding by crafting their own examples.
Students examine the definition of a proper noun. They practice using capital letters at the beginning of proper nouns. Students proofread and edit a news story about the tennis tournament, Wimbledon. They create their own fantasy Wimbledon Tournament.
Young scholars use Mad Libs to help them construct their own modern poems using speech clues. In this poetry writing instructional activity, students identify words and phrases that correspond to particular parts of speech. Young scholars read and evaluate famous modern poems and use the Visual Thesaurus to identify the words' parts of speech. Students create their own poetry using the knowledge for parts of speech and Mad Libs.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the fables "Hedda and the Ogre," The Silent Couple," and "The Coyote as Shepherd." They complete a chart of folktale criteria, identify the story elements of the fables, and list the plural and singular nouns.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the fables "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," Fox and Grapes," and "The Lion and the Mouse." They identify key story elements, identify the themes of the fables, and in pairs create and write a moral/fable.
In these verb tenses and word order worksheets, students complete several activities that help them learn to understand and correctly use the future verb tense and sentence word order.
Young scholars collect pronouns to replace nouns in sentences together and on paper. Students review nouns with each other. Young scholars identify the pronouns in a variety of sentences provided by the teacher. The Pronoun Party continues.
For this items that come in bunches worksheet, students play a Connect Four type game with vocabulary words that name things that come in bunches. They work with words to make matches such as geese/gaggle, and to get four card in a row on the game board.
For this division worksheet, students solve 12 word problems in which two digit numbers are divided by single digits. There will be some remainders. Note: The money on the page is English pounds.
For this research worksheet, students use Internet searches or reference books to answer 15 questions on a variety of subjects.
Students create their own version of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify various items in the classroom, then illustrate those items to create a class book.
In this reading comprehension cloze activity activity, students fill in 15 blanks in a poem, (using the provided word bank) in order to develop their language skills.
In this Internet research worksheet, learners complete 15 fill in the blank questions where they must find the answers in a research library or on the Internet. An answer sheet is provided.
First graders plan a web, create a rough draft, and a final copy of a story about a snowman. In this writing lesson plan, 1st graders also carefully sequence their story.
Writers practice eliminating run-on sentences in their writing. They read examples of run-on sentences printed on sentence strips. They then identify where the sentence should end and cut the sentence strip. Then have learners rewrite the edited sentences in their notebook. They're sure to like this kinesthetic approach!
Build a strong grammatical foundation with knowledge of subject and verb agreement. The slide show provided here lays out eight rules of subject and verb agreement, with examples for each rule. Cover a rule a day with a warm-up activity or mini-lesson. You might come up with some more examples for practice.
Students are exposed to two different works of poetry in order to complete a task of comparing and contrasting them. They analyze the poem and identify the juxtaposition. The analysis is compiled by them to make a class report of it.
What is an antecedent? Introduce your class to pronouns and antecedents with this four-slide PowerPoint. First they are defined, and then a few examples are provided. The final slide has a 10-sentence practice opportunity to see if your class is getting the hang of it! 

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