Fun and engaging! Help students grasp the importance of using good grammar in the classroom and workplace. Set high expectations concerning correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure, for effective communication and writing skills are targeted 21st century skills. Use this resource, which is filled with humorous, authentic examples of poor grammar, to help students embrace the value of using good grammar and proofreading carefully before publishing. As for my students, the images and authentic examples in this resource spoke louder than my words concerning the importance of good grammar. Hopefully, the humor, which has been proven to stimulate both sides of the brain increasing alertness and retention of information, and the embarrassing examples written by adults helped students internalize the message about the importance of good grammar and proofreading.
This PowerPoint resource includes numerous, humorous, and authentic examples of incorrect grammar, commonly misspelled words, usage errors, misplaced modifiers, capitalization errors, and punctuation mistakes found on advertisements, billboards, marquees, signs, notes, menus, messages, food, and clothing. The resource contains over 65 questions, many of which require critical thinking. It also includes daily fix-it slides, which can be used as bell ringers for six weeks and/or 30 task cards in a literacy center. This resource adds humor to Daily Oral Language (DOL) practice or Everyday Edits, but the slides can be used as literacy bell ringer activities in other classes such as marketing, life and study skills, and social studies classes. The examples are most appropriate for middle school and high school; however, parts of the resource, especially the authentic examples, can be used with upper elementary students with teacher scaffolding. I have added five bonus slides to this resource. These slides can be used to replace or substitute any original slide that you feel does not work for the age group that you teach.
Included are the following items:
*30 Laugh and Learn Daily Fix-It Slides
*Over 60 authentic and often humorous examples
*30 literacy center task cards
*Coverage of numerous skills such as spelling, contractions, fragments, comma splices, apostrophes, verb usage, commas, end punctuation, capitalization, modifiers, plurals, proofreading, awkward sentence structure, irony, visual appearance, writing clarity, word choice, possessives, and advertising techniques
*Over 65 questions with 30 or more critical thinking questions to analyze and evaluate information
*Four brief, authentic stories of costly spelling and grammar errors
*Five response prompts (a slide that can be used with any informational or fictional text)
*12 examples of humorous misplaced modifiers
*Four essential questions
*Common Core Standards aligned
*Instructions and steps for implementation of the entire resource
*No prep PowerPoint option
*Four options for implementation of the 30 fix-it slides
*21st century skills (collaboration, communication, writing literacy, media and information literacy, creativity, critical thinking)
*Good review or test prep
*Five bonus slides that can be used to replace any slide that is not appropriate for your age group
*6 preview pages
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Laugh and Learn: Authentic Daily Oral Language Fix-It
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