This is a practical grammar quiz (or activity) that I usually give my Grade 8 and Grade 9 students (though Grade 7 would similarly benefit from this, and weaker senior classes, as well). The activity highlights common real-world writing grammar mistakes that I have found my students often make. This product contains the following:
1. Quiz/Activity: "Hair Horror Story" - Short story with ten multiple-choice fill-in-the-blank grammar questions. Includes answer key as well as Student Response Form. (4 pages)
2. PowerPoint presentation of 8 of the grammar points raised in the activity (24 slides in all, but really more like 8 main slides/points).
3. PDF version of PowerPoint presentation (24 pages, but again, really more like 8 main slides/points).
4. PDF handout of the grammar points notes (3 pages). (I give these out to students who have a difficult time taking notes from the PowerPoint presentation.)
So realistically, I am calling this a 10-page product.
In the classroom, depending upon whether I use this lesson as a quiz, activity, or diagnostic, I will decide if I provide the students with the grammar notes before or after the quiz/exercise.
Some of the grammar points exemplified and explained:
(1) "then" vs. "than"
(2) "advise" vs. "advice"
(3) "affect" vs. "effect"
(4) the correct use of quotation marks
As this product contains PDFs and PowerPoint (pptx) files, it is zipped.
Please feel free to email me any questions or comments.