Social media has changed our language. Since language is dynamic, include real examples in ELA classrooms.
Language fascinates me. It c..
Coloring sheets for older students seem to be the rage. And popular fads can be productive, beneficial fads.
My Facebook feed has gobs ..
Send parents a grammar newsletter
Including grammar at your school – a new part of the ELA curriculum, or a contested one? If grammar i..
A quick grammar activity that fits into most lesson plans is to ask students to make grammar worksheets.* It reverses the role for student..
Grammar for high school theoretically should activate the higher level thinking processes. Students should apply the concepts to their wri..
No matter what you call them – grammar mentor sentences, practice sentences, master sentences – using sentences from literature is a power..
Thoroughly making bell ringers for language arts classes can be time consuming. I know this because I’ve been working on a large set for t..
Grammar is a tough subject to learn, a tough subject to teach. Why wouldn’t it be? Learning syntax and understanding punctuation variation..
As I’ve taught over the years, I’ve developed “Grammar Crammer.” This is a quick, fun way to teach grammar in short increments. Here is ho..
A little over a week ago, I wrote about middle school resources, with an emphasis on grammar. High school resources (grammar being the foc..