This resource will allow you to teach a grammar lesson a week in an easy to understand format that will once and for all help students understand tough concepts. This book was born out of two problems that we saw in our own classrooms. 1. Grammar must build, and 2. Most students do not like learning it.
With this curriculum, grammar lessons will be presented in small, easy portions so that students do not become overwhelmed. We start with the basics, assuming that they know nothing – not even the eight parts of speech. The lessons, which include helpful tips and tricks to help students, build each week so that students have the background knowledge needed to move forward.
Each week, you will have the following resources to teach the lesson:
• A teaching page – This is a handout that can be given to your students. It breaks down the lesson in easy to understand terms and provides examples and sometimes non-examples.
• A foldable or cutout – These can be used in interactive notebooks or simply as interactive activities. It is just a way to have your students involved so that if they do have that “glazed over” look while you are explaining the lesson, they must wake up and take part in the lesson.
• At least one practice page – Some lessons include more than one practice. This page can be assigned as classwork or homework, but its purpose is to make sure students have understood the lesson. You can supplement your own handouts or worksheets for more practice throughout the week.
• A quiz – A quiz is included for each lesson.
Games are also included to accompany many of the lessons!
We recommend introducing the lesson on Monday, working with the lesson through practice Tuesday-Thursday, and giving the quiz on Friday.
Monday –Introduce the lesson using the teaching page
Tuesday – Complete the interactive activity
Wednesday- Practice using the practice page and perhaps having students write sentences
Thursday – Review and supplement with an additional worksheet if needed
Friday – Give the provided quiz
Everything is ready for you to print and teach!
Keep in mind that this book was written for middle school students, not for English majors in college. There are some concepts that are left out on purpose, and the lessons are geared to stay as simple as possible. Middle school kids do not have to know every single grammar rule that is out there. The lessons in this book were written to help students learn in an easy, small portion format. It’s grammar that they can handle!
There are 34 weeks’ worth of lessons. That means you can begin in week two and teach the lessons up until the last week of school! If you would like to skip around or pick and choose lessons, you could do that too! Below is a list of each lesson included in the book:
Week 1: Parts of Speech
Week 2: Types of Verbs -Action Verbs & Helping Verbs
Week 3: Types of Verbs -Linking Verbs
Week 4: Types of Verbs Review
Week 5: Parts of Sentences -Subjects and Predicates
Week 6: Parts of Sentences - Direct Objects, (Indirect objects –optional)
Week 7: Parts of Sentences -Subject Compliments – predicate Nouns & Predicate Adjectives
Week 8: Parts of Sentences - What Are Phrases? Prepositional Phrases
Week 9: Jobs of nouns – Review of Subjects, Objects, Compliments
Week 10: Parts of Sentences - Verbals – Overview & Gerund Phrase
Week 11: Parts of Sentences - Infinitive Phrase
Week 12: Parts of Sentences - Participial Phrase & Verbals Review
Week 13: Parts of Sentences - Appositive Phrase
Week 14: Parts of Sentences - Clauses – Overview & Independent Clause
Week 15: Parts of Sentences - Dependent Clause – Adjective Clause
Week 16: Parts of Sentences - Dependent Clause – Adverb Clause
Week 17: Parts of Sentences - Dependent Clause – Noun Clause
Week 18: Types of Sentences - Overview & Simple Sentence
Week 19: Types of Sentences - Compound Sentences
Week 20: Types of Sentences - Complex Sentences
Week 21: Types of Sentences -Compound/Complex Sentences
Week 22: Review Week - Types of Sentences Practice
Week 23: Comma Rules - Introductory Phrases & Clauses
Week 24: Comma Rules - Essential and Nonessential Clauses and Phrases
Week 25: Comma Rules -Appositives and Appositive Phrases
Week 26: Punctuation Rule - Compound Sentences
Week 27: Comma Rules - Coordinate Adjectives
Week 28: Common Problems - Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Week 29: Common Problems - Affect Vs. Effect
Week 30: Common Problems - Run-on Sentences & Fragments
Week 31: Common Problems - To Vs. Too
Week 32: Common Problems - There, Their, They’re
Week 33: Common Problems - I or Me?
Week 34: Common Problems - Singular Vs. Plural Pronouns
Check out the sample to see the lesson for week 15 – adjective clauses. This will give you a good idea of what the teaching pages, interactive pages, practice pages, and quizzes look like.
Purchase this teaching unit and you will be set, not only for this school year, but for years to come!