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DOL | Daily Oral Language | Bell Ringer | 60 Paragraphs + KEY Grammar Mechanics
INCLUDED IN THIS Grammar & Mechanics BUNDLE:
60 short Daily Oral Language (DOL) Paragraphs + Teacher Key + Clause Handout:
These 60 short paragraphs align with the personal development principles addressed in Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for Teens, but obviously they can be used even if you’re not using his text.
Each paragraph has NO punctuation whatsoever, and the assignment is to add it where appropriate and correct incorrectly used grammar. This is a 45 page Word document, so you can alter font or content as you wish.
I have students work independently on a single DOL paragraph to begin every class period (bell-ringer activity). After they have corrected each paragraph on their own, I project this document onto the whiteboard and correct it with them. I ask students to use a colored marker to make their corrections as I walk them through the sentences so I can quickly glance at their papers and see how they’re doing with and without my help.
I have also included my “What the heck is a clause?” handout here as well, which I use as a review prior to starting the DOL practice.
IF YOU'RE TEACHING Jay McGraw's LIFE STRATEGIES FOR TEENS, CHECK OUT MY LIFE STRATEGIES BUNDLE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THIS, AS THIS CURRICULUM IS INCLUDED IN THAT BUNDLE.
My students say they like how McGraw "talks turkey." I explain that the book is written by Dr. Phil's college-age son Jay, and this grabs their attention.
THESE RESOURCES ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN MY LIFE STRATEGIES FOR TEENS 17 WEEK BUNDLE AND MY FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN UNIT--ALL LESSON PLANS INCLUDED! FIND IT HERE: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Life-Strategies-for-Teens-The-Five-People-Bundle-17-WEEKS-of-Lesson-Plans-3722862
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