MUG #2, Mechanics Usage & Grammar Bell-Ringers, Editing & Proofreading Practice

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Laura Randazzo
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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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Great way to focus on one or two grammar issues in a setting. Once they get an idea of what is expected, the students enjoy going up to the board to fix the errors.
This is a great resource to keep grammar skills sharp. I really like how they don't take long for students to do and that they can be checked quickly as well.


Welcome to Volume #2 of M.U.G. Monday, where students master Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar by working together to proofread real-world writing examples. These 19 weekly grammar editing sessions address the most common errors made in middle-school and high-school writing.

I've used these lessons on Mondays because I like alliteration (M.U.G. Shot Mondays), but you can use them anytime you want. Most semesters run 18 weeks, but I threw in an extra M.U.G. editing mini-lesson in case you have an extra Monday (or whatever day) on your school calendar.

Students write down the flawed sentence and then work together to edit/make corrections. After the class agrees on all of the edits made by the student writing at the board, the teacher reviews the marks, explaining the rules that apply. After three sessions, I collect the students’ papers and give points for accuracy. More details about how to help students dramatically improve their grammar skills in just 10 minute a week can be viewed for free here:

This download includes 38 uneditable slides in PDF, PowerPoint, and Google Slides format.

Want more M.U.G. slide sets?

Click here for M.U.G. Vol. #1

Click here for M.U.G. Vol. #3

Click here for M.U.G. Vol. #4

This product is also included in the budget-priced full year collection of bell-ringer mini-lessons. Click here for a full year of grammar, lit. term, and vocab. bell-ringer materials.

This item is also included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download.

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38 slides (uneditable) PDF, PowerPoint, and Google Slides formats
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.
Spell correctly.


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