Morning Work - Daily Language Practice FREEBIE

Morning Work - Daily Language Practice FREEBIE
Morning Work - Daily Language Practice FREEBIE
Morning Work - Daily Language Practice FREEBIE
Morning Work - Daily Language Practice FREEBIE
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Try the first week of this comprehensive mechanics unit for free! Daily Mechanics Bundle purposely links parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation rules; provides daily language sentences for reinforcement and skill building; and uses only ten minutes of class time per day. It's small but mighty!

One new part of speech, capitalization rule, and punctuation rule are presented each week, powerfully spiraling fourth and fifth grade students to greater understanding. Daily Mechanics Bundle includes three six-week sets.

Daily Mechanics, Set 1
Week 1
• Parts of Speech - nouns, verbs
• Capitalization - proper nouns
• Punctuation - abbreviating salutations (Mr., Mrs., Dr., Miss)
Week 2
• Parts of Speech - subjects, predicates
• Capitalization - days of week and months
• Punctuation - commas in dates
Week 3
• Parts of Speech - conjunctions
• Capitalization - product names (but not conjunctions)
• Punctuation - commas in series of nouns or verbs
Week 4
• Parts of Speech - articles
• Capitalization - geographic names (but not articles or conjunctions)
• Punctuation - commas in addresses
Week 5
• Parts of Speech - adjectives
• Capitalization - proper adjectives
• Punctuation - commas in a series of adjectives
Week 6
• Review & Test

Daily Mechanics, Set 2
Week 7
• Parts of Speech - simple subjects and simple predicates
• Capitalization - relatives’ names
• Punctuation - commas in longer series
Week 8
• Parts of Speech - pronouns
• Capitalization - rooms
• Punctuation - commas before coordinating conjunctions
Week 9
• Parts of Speech - sentence types
• Capitalization - direct quotes
• Punctuation - commas and quotation marks in direct quotes
Week 10
• Parts of Speech - adverbs (modifying verbs)
• Capitalization - groups, religions, and languages
• Punctuation - commas with appositives
Week 11
• Parts of Speech - adverbs (modifying adjectives and adverbs)
• Capitalization - what not to capitalize
• Punctuation - possessive nouns
Week 12
• Review & Test

Daily Mechanics, Set 3
Week 13
• Parts of Speech - prepositions
• Capitalization - titles
• Punctuation - titles
Week 14
• Parts of Speech - prepositions
• Capitalization - holidays (but not articles, conjunctions, or short prepositions)
• Punctuation - commas after introductory phrases/clauses
Week 15
• Parts of Speech - prepositions
• Capitalization - time periods and historical events
• Punctuation - comma rules for dependent clauses
Week 16
• Parts of Speech - prepositions
• Capitalization - celestial objects
• Punctuation - semicolons and colons
Week 17
• Parts of Speech - interjections
• Capitalization - documents and laws
• Punctuation - interjections (dashes, commas, and parentheses)
Week 18
• Review & Test

Suggested Weekly Schedule:
• Monday - direct instruction of concepts (asking students to take notes or using interactive notebooks is suggested); guided practice with Monday sentences
• Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - independent completion of sentences (works well as bell work); immediate checking with students offering answers and lots of discussion
• Friday - independent completion of sentences submitted for a grade

The power of this program is in the discussion. Talking about connections, intricacies, and exceptions in grammar maximizes understanding.

This daily language unit is the perfect complement to writer’s workshop! It allows you to addresses Common Core State Standards for Language 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, and 5.2 (CCSS L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2) in just a few short minutes each day. Building students’ skills in brief bursts over an eighteen-week period promotes mastery of identifying parts of speech, capitalizing, and punctuating.

For a complete set of PowerPoint presentations and worksheets focusing on capitalization rules, check out my Comprehensive Capitalization Unit.

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