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Editing/Grammar Activity: BE THE FUN TEACHER & still get the job done!

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I don't know about you, but my grammar practice was about as lame as lame gets. I spent years with monotonous workbooks, monotone teachers, and memorizing rules (which I still don't remember, by the way). I edited roughly 37-thousand TOO MANY sentences about Sally, Cathy, Billy and some other people that I neither knew, nor cared about.

Make your grammar teaching experience hilarious, fun, and most importantly: MEMORABLE.

Kids read actual (and appropriate) celebrity tweets, and APPLY their knowledge to edit them into correct sentences. MY KIDS COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING.

This product includes:

A student handout with celebrity tweets which are RIDDLED with mistakes: run-on sentences, fragments, slang, misspellings, incorrect word usage, ridiculous sentence structure... YOU NAME IT.

A teachers key with corrected tweets.

This activity can be completed in several super cool ways: GET CREATIVE

1.) Together, as a class: maximize the pdf on you computer, plug into TV screen, and call on individual students to edit aloud to the class. ***I let my kids "live tweet" their corrected edits to our class twitter feed, which is displayed up on the TV! I'm pretty sure this made their year.....

2.) Groups: Split kids into small groups, give each the printed handout, and have them edit collaboratively. This is a great method to introduce kids to the idea that there are several correct ways to structure a sentence. Let them talk, debate, and swap ideas!

3). Pairs: Have partners complete them individually, and then compare or grade each others. Same idea here- introduce kids to the idea that there are several correct ways to structure a sentence. Let them talk, debate, and swap ideas!

4). Solo: as an assessment of a particular "rule" or "topic" within LA. You can have the student complete the editing solo, and then write/explain the rules that they used.

Great for ALL grades! The depth of this lesson is up to YOU! Use it to teach a single, simple rule- OR- really get into it with sentence structure, improved vocabulary, etc.
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