Wednesday, September 23, 2015
English Language Arts - Sentences - Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar
Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar
Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.
One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit in grammar with everything else I had to teach. I would give students grammar pages and then we would correct them together. It was tedious and it took forever! What’s more is that students were not learning the way I wanted them to. They wouldn’t apply what they had learned from the grammar pages and activities.
I found a solution!
Grammar Circles. Grammar Circles are very similar to literature circles in the sense that students are teaching one another grammar. It is a fun and functional way to teach and learn grammar. Although, this may be done individually, it can also be completed as a group where students, through a specific process outlined in the package, teach one another grammar. They also correct the work together, so the teacher has very little to do.
The package includes:
1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, directions, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (16 pages)
Activities included focus on:
-the logistics of the sentence (the basic parts)
-the prepositional phrase
-the adjective phrase
-the adverb phrase
-the verbal phrase
-the appositive phrase
-the independent and subordinate clauses
-subjects and predicates
-types of sentences
2) A teacher Guide with easy to follow instructions on how to organize the Grammar Circles.
3) The Answer Key – devised to allow students to correct their own work and learn from one another.
For those who are from Ontario, Canada – this unit adheres to the Grade 9 English Curriculum (academic). The unit can be taught in any grade to about sentences.
(27 pages total for this unit)
Stay tuned for more Superhero themed grammar circle units: Spelling tips, Capitalization and Punctuation….
It's teaching made easy!