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Students listen to the Cat Stevens song, "Moonshadow." They empty an envelope of slips and place the slips in the correct order. Students, in small groups, discuss the mood of the song, how it makes them feel, and the unpleasant possibilities that Cat Stevens sings about. Students must find the grammar error repeated several times in the song. An incredible worksheet!
Although the intended audience is supposed to be familiar with grammar brush strokes, you could easily assign this worksheet and have writers simply combine the sentences provided to form one, sophisticated sentence. They experiment with combining two, three, four, five, and six different sentences into one sentence! Good practice!
Students read an article from the New York Times and discuss the content. For this vocabulary lesson, students collaborate in small groups to select interesting nouns and verbs to define and share with the class, after reviewing the parts of speech. Students write original sentences using the words they collected from the article, ensuring that nouns and verbs are use appropriately.
Middle schoolers use Inspiration and Microsoft files to identify and correct grammatical errors and stale text in downloaded model problem solution or evaluative essays. Pairs identify the purpose, audience, and context of their prompt and then categorize the errors they locate in their sample essay.
Students focus on their required lessons in Spanish by integrating music and songs as they complete their assignments. They assess the vocabulary, grammar patterns and culture associated with music and various different songs. Each student identity's the words/lyrics to the song "La Bamba."
Modify your pupils' skills in modifiers with the practice questions that assess the mastery of the many types of modifiers such as: adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, appositive phrases, infinitive phrases, absolute phrases, and adverb and adjective clauses. Add more questions to assess specific modifiers, or use this as a unit test for grammar.
An uncountable noun? (Water) The Royal Order of Adjectives? (possession, quantity, quality, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material). Although this presentation on the English parts of speech is designed for language learners, the clear definitions and examples ensure that it would work with any student of English grammar.
The Spanish Spot provides a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a free grammar lesson plan, an activity, and a quiz! This issue's focus is Puerto Vallarta and weather related vocabulary. The packet is informative, and there's information on different audio resources after the activity sheets.
Clearly and thoroughly display common errors in writing. Slides first give a definition, then examples followed by revisions. Words and corrections are emphasized with different colors, making problems easy to relay. Plenty of examples make this a great resource to help ensure proper grammar before a writing assignment.
Use proper letter format and grammar to participate in a mail relay. After completing a pre-test about their knowledge of proper letter format, middle and high schoolers write letters to pupils in other high schools, which are relayed around the country. They show proper format and details to fit the intended audience.
A thorough resource for intermediate English learners addresses reading comprehension of informational texts, adjective forms, vocabulary acquisition, and writing in a journalistic style. Specifically, the class reads about stem cell research, studies related vocabulary, participates in discussion on the topic, and writes a news story related to the topic. Includes several worksheets that address reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar.