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Make first grade grammar meaningful and fun with this yearlong pack of materials!
Grammar Alive will help you:
Each week of materials includes:
You also get:
This product is for you if you:
This product is not for you if you:
More details are included in the preview, and you can also download a FREE week of lesson plans !
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How long do these activities take?
Most activities can be completed in 10-15 minutes, sometimes 20. The resource is extremely flexible and shows you where you can break up activities if you need to make something shorter.
Will I need to teach a grammar lesson every day?
Nope! If you want to, you can - but I know that your literacy block is already packed. Many of these activities can be easily incorporated into your existing reading and writing instruction.
Can these materials be used as centers, independent work, or D5 activities?
Yes! Each week has whole class lessons AND (optional) follow-up activities. Those follow-up activities work well as independent work, as long as you first model how to do them.
Can I start this program in the middle of the school year?
Definitely! Look over the list of topics (p. 4, ), and eliminate any skills you’ve already taught. Then, start with whatever week seems most relevant to your students.
What skills or topics are covered?
The following skills are covered (to see the order of skills covered, please look at p. 4 of :
Can I teach the skills out of order?
Absolutely! Keep in mind that the earlier weeks will include simpler skills, but it’s very easy to use the weeks out of order.
How long will these materials last?
These materials should last all year! 35 weeks’ worth of lessons and activities are included.
Can I purchase just part of this resource?
This pack can only be purchased in full. However, you’re welcome to download a full week of lesson plans .
Will it be difficult or expensive to print these materials?
No! The main PDFs have only black and white materials. You can print them as-is. There is an optional, separate PDF with color materials for the posters and some of the games.
Will this work well with your reading workshop and/or writing workshop materials?
Yes! Although Grammar Alive can work alongside any reading or writing program, it complements my reading and writing bundles nicely. If you follow the provided sequence of skills and lessons (for both Grammar Alive and my writing bundle), you’ll notice that Grammar Alive covers many skills right before or as you’re working on them in writing. This helps set students up for success!
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them in the Q&A section. Don’t forget to view the preview and grab your free week of plans !