Grammar of the Day, Vol. 1: Inductive Reasoning Bell-Ringers or Mini-Lessons

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Want to incorporate grammar in small doses? Get ready to activate your students’ brains and learn grammar rules through inductive reasoning!

This set of lessons can be used daily or weekly for any ELA class that needs help with basic sentence fundamentals, whether they’re learning for the first time, or need some level of review/ differentiation. While introductory in nature, there will be plenty of high school classes that need this, and not just middle school ones!

Here’s how it works:
1. Instead of presenting the rule and asking students to simply memorize or absorb, students are shown two pairs of right and wrong sentences; they must analyze what pattern is happening on the screen and try to predict the grammar rule.
2. Then, you get to reveal the correct answer, discuss the topic in more detail, and then move on with your day.
3. After using this slideshow, you will know if students are going to need more instruction on a particular topic, or if they are ready to move on to application and/or another topic.
4. At the end of the 40 lessons, give them the glossary activity to review all the rules they've learned!

Topics covered in this slideshow include:
• Complete sentences & fragments, including phrases, dependent clauses, independent clauses, subject and predicate
• Verb moods: Interrogative, imperative, conditional, indicative, and subjunctive
• Active vs. Passive voice
• Parallel Structure
• Sentence Types: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex
• Run-ons: fused sentence and comma splice
• Other: Me vs. I, dangling & misplaced modifiers, split infinitives, misused pronouns (where, who, that, which), appositives, and unclear pronoun references

This download of 103+ slides/pages includes:
• 40 Grammar lessons in a colorful slideshow (plus answer key slides). This part is given to you in PPT, PDF, and Google Slides!
• Student handout, version 1: A ready-to-print template to use for as many or as few days as you want. Serves as guided notes for students to write what’s on the screen.
• Student handout, version 2: PDF copy of the slides in Handout format, so that students can write directly on or next to the slides.
• Glossary Activity: Have students collect the definitions of grammar terms they’ve learned into one place!

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AVAILABLE NOW: Grammar of the Day, Volume 2: Common Errors
COMING SOON: More volumes of grammar bell-ringers, including one on punctuation! :-)

You might also like my other grammar resources:

Grammar in Context Writing Activity Bundle
Grammar Activity Bundle
Word Crimes: Lesson for the Music Video!
Grammar Video Project

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Grammar of the Day, Vol. 1: Inductive Reasoning Bell-Ringe
Grammar of the Day, Vol. 1: Inductive Reasoning Bell-Ringe
Grammar of the Day, Vol. 1: Inductive Reasoning Bell-Ringe
Grammar of the Day, Vol. 1: Inductive Reasoning Bell-Ringe