How do you teach students not to use the word "ain't"? How do you teach students about double negatives in a way they can understand? And, how can you do this all and fit it into the curriculum in a way that makes sense? Using this lesson plan and handout / organizers that I created, now you can.
This is a twelve page Microsoft Word doc. It is a four page lesson plan and an eight page overhead / handout. (You can use the eight pages as an overhead if you have an elmo or a projector, you can use the eight pages as a handout, or you can do both.) The lesson plan is incredibly detailed. It contains expected student responses to the do-now, the rationale behind the do-now, the common core alignment and standard, mini-lesson, definitions, pivotal questions, examples, group-work, summation, etc. It even has a reading log prompt if you want the students to do some additional reading and practice on their own. It is print ready and perfect in case you use this lesson during an observation or if you simply want to make sure you have the best, most detailed lesson plan you can have.
The overhead / handout is very student friendly. It contains space and graphic organizers for answers, responses, and student work. If you have a differentiated classroom this will work perfectly for you.
This specific lesson teaches the students about substandard words and about double negatives. Most importantly, the lesson enables them to learn how to successfully avoid both so that they can create perfect sentences on their own. This lesson draws from, and uses examples from, chapter 2 of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
I have additional Of Mice and Men lessons, most of which center around grammar, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, and language use, so if you feel this lesson is a success, please feel free to check out my other lessons.