Bridge systematic, explicit grammar instruction to student revision and editing. Learn how to front-load a comprehensive grammar review in twenty-four lessons using anchor lessons and charts. Experience simple, highly repeatable practice activities that develop sentence revision and editing skills. Target grades: 6-12.
Instead of using worksheets or textbook exercises, teach grammar with multi-sensory, student-engaging activities. This workshop equips teachers to incorporate a dynamic worksheet-free approach to grammar instruction. Anchor lessons, interactive grammar charts, and daily learning routines are used to teach about parts of speech, kinds of sentences, writing conventions, and sentence fluency. Target grades: 3-7. Read More
A day of instructional activities and skill strategies to improve revising and editing skills! Use applied grammar as a tool for revising and editing. Experience practical activities for sentence combining. Examine revision strategies. And review grammatical structures. Sentence work will focus on coordination, subordination, reduction, and apposition. Target grades: 4-12.
Instructional strategies address multi-sensory and learning styles as students act out parts of speech, rules of grammar, and functions of sentence elements. Parsing, an old strategy with a new twist, provides for quick and easy grammar reviews. Diagramming is used as a visual map during sentence analysis and composition. A question guide enables students to effectively elaborate sentences through the appropriate use of modifiers and through structural changes in the sentence. Target grades: 1-5.
Do not think about right or wrong; just play with sentences. Zoom-in and zoom-out, creating long flowing sentences or very short skeleton sentences. Use puppets, sentence codes, and drama to understand the different kinds of sentences--those based on purpose (declarative, interrogative, etc.) and those based on clause structures (simple, compound, etc.). Use sentences from author's as models. Target grades: K-6.
Give old-fashioned sentence diagramming a new twist as a visual tool to improve writing. Use graphic symbols--hearts on verbs, stars on conjunctions, pins on prepositions--to identify sentence elements and to understand how they work in a sentence. Use line diagrams to prescribe sentences or to analyze sentences. Great ideas for mini-lessons for writers' workshop. Target grades: 3-7.
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