Double Negatives

This Double Negatives activity & project also includes:

Double negatives got you down? Clean up some common errors with an activity and a worksheet. Pairs create dialogues that demonstrate both the correct and incorrect usage of negative words and phrases. Also included is a worksheet that includes famous lines to correct for use of the double negative as well as tips for proper use of negative words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take two days for this activity and worksheet so that pupils have enough time to compose and present their dialogues
  • While the dialogue activity will be engaging and excellent practice with double negatives, you could easily assign the worksheet separately if desired
Classroom Considerations

  • It's not entirely clear what order to complete the exercises in; however, it seems that completing the worksheet first and the activity second would be best
Pros

  • Requires pupils to collaborate and practice writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • The famous quotes show double negatives used in an authentic setting and will engage students in correction
Cons

  • Answers are not included for the worksheet portion
Common Core