This package contains passages to be projected and edited by the class.
There is also a handout or two thrown in.
You will find passages with grammatical problems for students to identify and fix here. Project these documents, and have individuals from the class figure out the ideal corrections.
Most of these are intended for average to low-performing students. These materials probably will not be useful to high achieving, honors, or AP students. (Actually, I use the dash and the colon materials in my Junior AP Lang/Composition classes.)
On these transparency masters you will find a series of sentences full of grammatical errors. Expose one sentence at a time, calling on students to identify and then fix the problems in the sentences. In some cases students must determine if there even is a problem. This is the bulk of the lesson, and I find that this makes for a fun and meaningful activity.
Take your time here. Make certain all students really understand the concept at its deepest level. Typically, this takes 20-30 minutes. Have fun with the sentences.
Note: some of the sentences are allegedly funny. This means, for example, that in the active voice activity, there is a sentence that reads, "The drunken pirates harpooned the elephant." High school students tend to enjoy this sort of humor. If you find this too edgy, feel free to change the word "drunken" to "laughing." In fact, these are all formatted as Word documents, so feel free to change anything you want about my lessons. You bought it; it is yours now.
This Unit includes:
5 documents for overhead use including practice in identifying: fragments, ROS errors, Comma Splice errors, and dangling modifiers.
2 handout/homework assignments offering practice with comma use with introductory modifiers, the dash, and Colons.