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Teaching Grammar and Mechanics helps teachers significantly improve student writing and test scores through direct instruction and individualized practice. This comprehensive curriculum is efficiently designed to take just one hour of class time per week and is aligned with the new Common Core State Standards Language Strand (L.1, L.2). Get these essential resources in Teaching Grammar and Mechanics and become the best writing teacher in your school.

* Diagnostic Grammar and Mechanics Assessments

Comprehensive whole-class diagnostic grammar and mechanics assessments provide the data to help teachers differentiate instruction.

A grammar and mechanics recording matrix makes assessment data entry simple and progress monitoring efficient.

* Instructional Resources

Direct Instruction: A full year of 64 Sentence Lifting lessons, formatted for classroom display. These interactive 25-minute lessons provide direct instruction in mechanics, spelling, and grammar skills. Lessons use literary mentor texts , simple sentence diagramming, sentence combining, sentence manipulation, error analysis, sentence dictations, and 64 colorful GRAMMAR CARTOONS by illustrator David Rickert.

Individualized Instruction: 72 targeted grammar and mechanics worksheets, corresponding to each skill tested in the diagnostic assessments. Each worksheet includes definitions, examples, writing hints, and guided practice to help students learn the skills they did not master on the diagnostic assessments. Upon completion of each worksheet, students self-correct, take a brief formative assessment, and mini-conference with the teacher. Two 15-minute sessions, twice per week, will provide plenty of time for students to remediate all grammar and mechanics deficiencies with the instructional management plan detailed in this book.

Here is how teachers describe the Teaching Grammar and Mechanics curriculum:

* Comprehensive

Everything students need to learn about grammar, usage, and mechanics is in this program: the parts of a sentence, the function of these parts (such as the parts of speech), the arrangement of words with the sentence, word choice, grammatical terminology and mechanics: capitalization, punctuation, conventional spelling rules. No other grammar textbook or workbook is needed to teach the Common Core State Standards (L.1, L.2).

* Flexible

Each Sentence Lifting lesson provides both basic and advanced mechanics, spelling, and grammar skills. Teachers choose what to teach to their students, so the curriculum works well for upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Special education students and English-language learners thrive with the individualized worksheets.

* User-friendly

Minimal teacher prep design with simple and clear procedures and instructional activities, suitable for the novice English teacher with little background in grammar as well as for the veteran English teacher. Tips and writing hints for the grammatically-challenged teacher are provided in the scripted lessons, as are all the answers.

* Balanced and Research-based

The curriculum helps teachers teach grammar and mechanics skills and rules in the context of authentic writing, not in drill and kill isolation.

* Effective

Unlike other grammar opener programs, students retain the grammar and mechanics instruction and apply these skills in their own writing.

The Teaching Grammar and Mechanics curriculum pairs with Essay Strategies, by the same author, to form seamless writing instruction.

No other grammar and mechanics curriculum matches the comprehensive resources of Teaching Grammar and Mechanics. 384 pages
Total Pages
384
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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This has been very useful. It really helped me come up with a way to teach grammar effectively and in a time saving manner.
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On  September 30, 2013,  Buyer said:
This is an expensive product, but the price seems fair for the nearly 400 pages of thorough, well-organized, highly usable materials it includes. I have already printed and laminated two sets of the grammar cartoons, in color, for use in both of my classrooms. Interestingly, after taking the pre-assessments, my 10th graders seem to be looking forward to their upcoming grammar and mechanics studies, expressing their belief that they need to improve those skills.
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On  July 14, 2013Jennifer King (TpT Seller) said:
This is amazing! Thank you! I am a first-time ELA teacher, so this will help me a great deal. I am very excited about using the product in the coming year.
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School year 2013-14 and Common Core standards for grammar and mechanics are covered. Thank you for making the teaching of grammar and mechanics more fun!
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I purchased this some time ago and I'm still using this wonderful resource. Thank you.
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I love the assessment parts. The students were much more willing to try when they understood that they would work on skills they as individuals were missing. The worksheets are detailed enough to really cover the material without overwhelming the students. I teach 9th and 10th graders that are in the juvenile correctional system so they have many educational gaps, but this is structured so that I can easily work with a small group or individual as needed to fill those gaps.
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On  November 25, 2013Megan Mariano (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi. Is it possible to preview a week's worth of lessons (or two)? Also, I'd like to see the directions for how to use the program (specifics). Can you possibly email me a few of these pages? I am really interested, but need to see more!
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On  November 25, 2013Pennington Publishing answered:
Please check out the comprehensive preview, which does a nice job giving the lesson components. Also read the wonderful reviews of this fine product.
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On  September 9, 2013,  Judy K. asked:
Hello. If I purchase this curriculum- will I need to purchase the Grammar Toolkit and the Grammar Openers Toolkit?
Thanks.
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On  September 9, 2013Pennington Publishing answered:
No. Teaching Grammar and Mechanics=Grammar Toolkit, Grammar Openers Toolkit, plus 56 of David Rickert's wonderful cartoons.

Teachers love this comprehensive Common Core-aligned direct instruction and diagnostically-based individualized instruction.
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On  August 1, 2013,  Molly B. asked:
Hello, I just purchased your grammar and mechanics program for 5th grade and I was wondering if you could email me the excel version of the mastery matrix (page 14-17) and (21-24). This way I could just cut and paste student names into the matrix.

Looking forward to using this program next week!

Thank you,

Molly
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On  August 1, 2013Pennington Publishing answered:
Certainly. They are Word doc tables but will work the same. I do the same thing, by the way. Send an email to mark@penningtonpublishing.com and I'll respond back with the attachments.
On  July 24, 2013Tim McNamara (TpT Seller) asked:
Is there an answer key as well?
Thank mark.
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On  July 24, 2013Pennington Publishing answered:
Absolutely - for both the direct instruction and remedial worksheets.
On  July 23, 2013Tim McNamara (TpT Seller) asked:
Hey Mark. Would this resource to be beneficial for a 6th grade language arts class? If not, which one of your resources would work the best?
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On  July 23, 2013Pennington Publishing answered:
Absolutely. The curriculum addresses all of the 6th Grade Common Core Language Standards. Students will love the cartoons by David Rickert found in each Sentence Lifting lesson.
On  June 12, 2013Kathleen and Mande' (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi, Mark!

I was wondering if you know the release date for the "Teaching the Language Strand Grade-level Program" for 4th grade?

Thanks,
Kathleen
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On  June 13, 2013Pennington Publishing answered:
The end of summer. Thanks for asking!
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On  May 31, 2013,  Gena K. asked:
I need a writing program for K-3rd grade resource students. Do you have a direct instruction type of program for teaching basic sentence writing, leading to paragraph writing. I noticed you do have a program for 4th or 5th graders "Teaching Grammar and Mechanics", do you have one for the lower grades? Which one would you recommend for teaching students how and what to write, what a sentence looks like, etc.
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On  May 31, 2013Pennington Publishing answered:
Sorry, I don't.
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On  January 10, 2010,  Buyer asked:
Mark, which version do you recommend
Teaching Grammar and Mechanics (Digital Version) or
How to Teach Grammar and Mechanics?
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On  January 10, 2010Pennington Publishing answered:
The Teaching Grammar and Mechanics (Digital Version) is the PDF version. The Teaching Grammar and Mechanics is the hard-bound three-ring binder version. Both are the same quality resource. Thank you.
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