Your search for authentic grammar in context is over.
This collection of literary examples shows students that grammar is real for the authors they read every day.
Over 50 purposefully-chosen quotations from young adult fiction books are aligned to 27 basic grammar concepts. These quotations demonstrate best practices in sentence formation, phrases, clauses, sentence types, and more. 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 grammar skills 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 life.
What you Get:
The Teacher Guide: a 19-page PDF document of all quotes, all concepts underlined within the sentence, and explanations of concepts
The Presentation: a 60-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
Two Basic Parts of a Sentence: Subject and Verb
The Subject of a Command or Request
Finding the Subject of a Question
Finding the Subject in a Sentence Beginning with Here or There
Subject Complements: Predicate Adjectives
Subject Complements: Predicate Nouns
Adjective Prepositional Phrases
Adverb Prepositional Phrases
Appositives and Appositive Phrases
Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
Participles and Participial Phrases
Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases