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The Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Grade 8 BUNDLE includes these full-year grade level programs: Teaching Grammar and Mechanics Grade 8, Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8, Differentiated Spelling Instruction Grade 8, and the Common Core Vocabulary Toolkit Grade 8, plus many additional instructional resources. This BUNDLE was designed as one seamless program and provides instructional continuity with the other grades 4−8 BUNDLES to help your students master each of the Common Core Language Strand Standards. Here's what teachers are saying about Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary...
"The most comprehensive and easy to teach grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and vocabulary program. It's got everything! I’m teaching each grade level Standard in the Language Strand and students are filling in the gaps from previous grade level Standards. This program is written by teachers for teachers and their students. You can tell. The no prep and minimal correction design frees me up to teach! I highly recommend the Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary program.
*56 language conventions (grammar, usage, and mechanics) lessons with teacher display and student worksheets
*28 spelling patterns tests and spelling sorts with teacher display and student worksheets
*56 writing openers language application with teacher display and student worksheets
*56 vocabulary worksheets
*28 biweekly grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary unit tests and summative spelling assessments
*Diagnostic grammar, usage, and mechanics tests with 77 corresponding remedial worksheets–each with a formative assessment
*Diagnostic spelling patterns assessment with 102 corresponding remedial worksheets–each with a formative assessment
*Language application remedial worksheets–each with a formative assessment
*Complete syllabication program
*Additional grammar, mechanics, spelling, and vocabulary resources, review games, and activities
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics (CCSS L.1,2,3)
The Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Grade 4 program provides 56 interactive language conventions lessons, designed for twice-per-week direct instruction. Each scripted lesson has both a mechanics and grammar or usage focus. Lessons are formatted for classroom projection and take 25−30 minutes to teach.
As the teacher reads and explains the lesson, students annotate the full text of the lesson on their accompanying student worksheets. Students write down examples, do a practice section, fill in a simple sentence diagram, write a brief response to a mentor text using the grammar lesson focus, and complete two sentence dictation formative assessments (one grammar and one mechanics). Students self-correct throughout the lesson to learn from their own mistakes.
Spelling (CCSS L.2)
Each grade level program provides a comprehensive spelling curriculum with weekly spelling lists based upon developmental spelling patterns. The instructional sequence is designed to review previously introduced spelling patterns and add new grade level spelling patterns. Students create personal spelling lists to supplement these spelling patterns from spelling errors in their own writing and spelling resources found in the appendices. Students complete spelling pattern sorts for each weekly lesson and self-correct from the projected display. Teachers test weekly or biweekly.
Knowledge of Language (CCSS L.3)
Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary includes 56 language application openers. These 5−10 minute lessons are designed to be used twice-per-week as interactive instruction. Students take margin notes on the lesson text and practice grammatical constructions, vary sentence patterns, and maintain a consistent voice and tone with precise and concise word choices. Students share their answers in class discussion and self-correct from the projected display.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use (CCSS L.4, 5, 6)
Students complete two independent vocabulary worksheets per week to master the grade level vocabulary Standards: context clues, multiple meaning words, Greek and Latin word parts, figures of speech, word relationships, connotations, academic language, and denotations/dictionary skills. Vocabulary study cards are provided for each lesson. Word lists have been developed from the research-based Academic Word List.
Biweekly grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary unit tests require students to define, identify, and apply their knowledge of these Language Standards in the writing context.
Individualized Assessment-based Instruction
Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary also includes all resources for teachers to meet the diverse instructional needs of individual students. Perfect for English-language learners, special education, and remedial students! The program provides reliable and valid diagnostic grammar and usage, mechanics, and spelling assessments to determine specific remedial needs. The assessments are administered whole-class and mastery recording matrices allow the teacher to organize instructional materials and to monitor the progress of individual students at a glance.
Teachers individualize instruction according to the results of each diagnostic assessment with corresponding grammar, usage, and mechanics worksheets, spelling pattern worksheets, and language worksheets. Each targeted worksheet includes definitions, examples, writing hints, a practice section and a short formative assessment. Students progress at their own rates to master previous grade level Standards.
More Instructional Resources (CCSS L.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
The appendices in Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary contain a wealth of practical resources for both students and teachers. Language convention appendices include grammar, usage, and mechanics resources, proofreading strategies and practice, supplemental spelling word lists, and spelling review games. The vocabulary appendix provides review games, context clues practice, vocabulary teaching resources, and a complete syllabication program with syllable worksheets.
Program Directions and Training Videos
The user-friendly program directions include classroom management plans for both grade level and remedial instruction to maximize learning and minimize class time. Each instructional component has been designed to require absolutely no prep and minimal teacher correction. Students self-correct with each lesson component to learn from their own mistakes. Seven short training videos assist teachers to make full implementation of the program simple and successful.
Check out the extensive Preview to see the grade level instructional scope and sequence, sample lessons, and Standards alignment.
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