Students as "Grammarians": Discovering Grammatical Rules, Lesson on Reduced Clauses of Reason
In this grammar activity, students work in pairs to complete the 24 reduced clauses of reason questions. In some questions, students write answers to specific questions, and in some they fill in blanks in sentences.
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The worksheet is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the first...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phrases and Clauses Worksheet
There are many different types of clauses and phrases, and your class can practice them while reading and adding to a story about Grammar Man and his battle with the Fragmenter, the Cell Phony, and other grammar villains! For the first...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grammar Practice Workbook
To an English teacher, the only sound worse than nails on a chalkboard is a student using improper grammar. Make poor grammar a problem of the past with this extensive collection of worksheets that covers everything from sentence...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
ESL Grammar Lessons
Practice makes perfect when it comes to learning grammar with this ESL resource. Offering a great way to teach about relative clauses, this instructional activity engages students with a series of partner, small group, and whole class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Revisiting Bud’s Rules: Survive or Thrive?
Bud, from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, followed a series of rules. The questions is, how did he use those rules to thrive or survive? After a grand discussion, class members explore the novel to locate and cite textual...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable