Full Semester of Grammar, MUG Shot Warm-Ups, Proofreading Bell-Ringer Slides

Laura Randazzo
Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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38 slides in SMARTBoard (editable) and PowerPoint (uneditable) formats
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Laura Randazzo


Welcome to M.U.G. Shot Monday, where students master Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar by working together to proofread real-world writing examples. These 19 weekly grammar editing sessions address the most common errors made in middle-school and high-school writing.

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 "MUG Shot" 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 reinforcement handouts and/or 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.

Want more M.U.G. Shots?

Click here for M.U.G. Shots #2

Click here for M.U.G. Shots #3

Click here for M.U.G. Shots #4

If you like this lesson, be sure to check out Lit. Term Tuesday, a series of weekly lesson plans that connects literary devices to today’s pop culture. The kids look forward to them each week. Click here for Full-Semester of Literary Term Lessons

Complete the weekly class procedures with Words on Wednesday, an effective way to build high-level vocabulary in your students. Click here for Full-Semester of Vocabulary Lessons

This product is also included in the budget-priced FULL YEAR bundle of all of these bell-ringer lessons. Click here for a full year of grammar, lit. term, and vocab. bell-ringer materials

This item is also included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download.

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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.
Spell correctly.


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