Full Semester #4 of Grammar, Proofreading Lessons to Improve Teen Writers

Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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38 slides in SMARTBoard (editable) and PowerPoint (uneditable) formats
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Several teachers who are enjoying my Full-Year Bell Ringers requested another series of slides to use with their other classes, so here’s yet another 19 weekly grammar editing lessons to help you address the most common errors in middle-school and high-school writing.

This M.U.G. Shot Pack #4 (Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar) is gives you all of the materials you’ll need to get your students working together to proofread real-world writing examples.

I present these lessons on Mondays because I like alliteration (M.U.G. Shot Monday has a nice ring, no?), but you can use them anytime you want. Most semesters run 18 weeks, but I threw in an extra M.U.G. Shot in case you have an extra Monday (or whatever day) on your school calendar.

Students write down the flawed sentence and then work together to edit/make corrections. After the class agrees on all of the edits made by the student writing at the board, I go over the marks, explaining the rules that apply. After three sessions, I collect the students’ papers and give points for accuracy.

Packet includes:

• 19 weeks of 10-minute grammar practice sessions (38 total slides) in both Notebook format (for SMARTBoard users) and Powerpoint (for all users)

• 19-page PDF of the same slide content to use for student handouts and quizzes

SMARTBoard users will find interactive slides with window shades and digital ink tools, while Powerpoint users can project the slides onto a regular white board and have the students use regular dry erase pens to make their edits.

All slides come with a corrected version, which you can share with the class and discuss or use on your own as a key.

PLEASE NOTE: These MUG Shots Vol. 4 materials are also included in my money-saving FULL-YEAR H.S. ENGLISH BELL-RINGER BUNDLE VOL. 2. No need to purchase this item if you already have the Vol. 2 bundle.

Want more M.U.G. Shots?

Click here for M.U.G. Shots Vol. 1 (these are also included in the Full-Year Vol. 1 and One-Semester Bell Ringer bundles)

Click here for M.U.G. Shots Vol. 2 (these are also included in the Full-Year Vol. 1 set)

Click here for M.U.G. Shots Vol. 3 (these are in the Full-Year Vol. 2 set)

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Total Pages
38 slides in SMARTBoard (editable) and PowerPoint (uneditable) formats
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


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