Students as "Grammarians": Discovering Grammatical Rules, Lesson on Reduced Clauses of Reason
In this grammar instructional activity, middle schoolers 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 instructional activity 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...
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
Give Me Five Poster (Good Listening Rules)
Stop struggling to get the attention of your class members by establishing a concrete, manageable system from the get-go. Here is a poster that sets forth five specific rules for good listeners, from keeping your eyes on the speaker to...
K - 6th 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
Adverb Clauses in Sentences
If you'd like your class to write in varied sentence patterns, use a worksheet focused on adverb clauses to enhance their writing. After reading a short explanation and example of adverb clauses, young grammarians underline the part of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan
Caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility—these are only a few character traits in focus of a lesson based on stories from the Civil War era. Class members explore several influential lives while reading biographies that highlight...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable