Your search for authentic grammar in context is over.
This collection of literary examples shows students that using parts of speech is real for the authors they read every day.
Over 65 purposefully-chosen quotations from young adult fiction books are aligned to 30 parts of speech concepts. These quotations demonstrate best practices in parts of speech and their usage. The ten contemporary young adult books the quotations come from are tailored to the 6th-8th grade reading and interest level. The texts span a wide range of popular genres and current authors, all of whom have multiple titles your students will enjoy long after the grammar lesson is over.
Writing professionals and teachers agree that standard textbook examples aren’t enough to emphasize abstract grammar concepts. If the sample sentences are meaningless, the grammar concepts will be meaningless too. With this tool students will not only connect with these quotations, they will be exposed to the books behind them. Grammar will be a driving force behind getting books in your students hands. Since teachers don’t have time to pull quotations from the many young adult books they read, I spent over fifty hours compiling meaningful and engaging examples that show students the practicality of grammar. Introducing and emphasizing parts of speech does not have to be boring! Augment the tedious textbook examples with authentic sentences that demonstrate not only grammar concepts but how they function in real literature.
What you Get:
The Teacher Guide: a 34-page PDF document of all quotes, all concepts underlined within the sentence, and explanations of concepts
The Presentation: a 72-slide PowerPoint document with each quote on a different slide organized by concept
Young Adult Fiction Books:
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Swindle by Gordan Korman
QB1 by Mike Lupica
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Concrete and abstract nouns
Count and non-count nouns
Common and proper nouns
Pronouns and antecedents
Transitive and intransitive verbs
Linking verbs: forms of be
Other linking verbs
Action or Linking verb
Possessive pronouns as adjectives
Adverbs that modify verbs
Adverbs that modify adjectives
Adverbs that modify other adverbs
Preposition or adverb