Grammar can be a boring topic for both teachers and students, so I make sure these lessons are student-centered and include games and activities. Rather than give a definition, I elicit examples from students, and we arrive at a definition together.
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Easy, clear, fun way to teach apostrophes!
I find apostrophes to be a very difficult concept for my ESL students, because they simply don't exist in most of their native languages.
This lesson breaks apostrophes down into two simple steps: Contractions and Possessives, and includes an optional practice game. Also included is a list of common contractions found online for teachers to use as examples in the classroom.
Proper and Common Nouns
This lesson teaches nouns, and the difference between common and proper nouns. It ends with a game that will show the teacher how well students grasp what was taught.
Fun with Verbs!
This lesson uses a charades-type game to teach and/or review verbs.
Using Prefixes to Figure Out Unknown Words
Etymology, the study of word origins, is one of my favorite topics. Knowing how words are made can greatly help students when it comes to figuring out words they don't know.
This lesson teaches 5 common prefixes, and ends with a game using the prefix "pre".
All these lessons use the workshop model and have a checkbox for the teacher to circle which standards they are using in the lesson. While they list ESL standards and were used in a classroom with ESL students, these lessons are appropriate for students of all abilities.
Each of these lessons is also available for individual sale. Clicking on the title will take you to that page.