Saturday, September 12, 2015
Language Arts - Grammar Circle (Superhero Themed)
Superhero themed Parts of speech Grammar Circle Unit
One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit grammar in 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 other than to facilitate and supervise.
Once these circles have been implimented and students know who their group members are and what they are supposed to do, it is a great prep to leave a supply teacher.
The package includes:
1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (27 pages)
Activities included focus on:
-putting in all together
-correct use of pronouns
-who and whom
-that and which
-who’s and whose
-that and who
-active and passive voice
-verb tenses (present, past, future)
-verb uses (consistency in verb tenses)
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.
Also included are free Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters to decorate your class.
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 learn parts of speech.
(51 pages total for this unit)
Stay tuned for more Superhero themed grammar circle units: Sentence building, Spelling tips, Capitalization and Punctuation….
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