Use this parts-of-speech grammar bundle to teach nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to high school students in a way that engages your students while allowing them to observe, discuss, and respond to mentor sentences, and then craft their own sentences. This bundle also includes a grammar review game, a quiz, and high-interest quick writes, so that the concepts will actually sink in!
The heart of these lessons is the mentor sentence. The mentor sentence is a carefully selected sentence from a published work that highlights a specific grammar concept.
Students take time to observe what is happening in a mentor sentence, then they write their own sentence in a similar structure (part of the sentence is provided for them). Last, they write their own completely original sentence using the concepts from the mentor sentence.
I started using this method years ago and found that my students grasped the concepts and applied them to their writing months after the lesson.
In this bundle you will get lessons on the following grammar concepts:
- Strong Nouns
- Vivid Verbs
- Well-Placed Adjectives
- Creative Writing With Adjectives (Mini Lesson)
- Well-Placed Adverbs
- Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz
- Grammar Review Game
- 25 Writing Prompts For Additional Practice
- BONUS: Parts of Speech Quiz
Each lesson includes:
- Direct instruction on the grammar concept
- Carefully-selected, intriguing, mentor sentences
- Purposeful example sentences with fun pop culture references
- Opportunities for students to imitate mentor sentences
- Picture and/or video prompts for students to create their own sentences
- Explanation of punctuation (specifically comma usage)
- Guided note handouts for students for each lesson (virtual and printable)
- Teacher notes on nearly every slide that clearly explain the grammar concept, and what potential student responses can be
- 15-17 slides that guide your students through the concepts of what each sentence is, when to use it, and how to punctuate it
- A , engaging, meaningful lesson that can be used at any point in the school year with any high school classroom.
- Near the beginning of the year to introduce writing concepts
- Before a major writing assignment is due to remind them of the importance of fluency
- Before standardized or state-mandated tests that will ask students about grammar concepts
- ANY TIME, basically!
You can easily do this remotely if you are practicing virtual learning. Each lesson is in a google slides format.
Teaching grammar to high school students does not have to be a guessing game any longer. Any student can become a better writer while understanding grammar concepts through this proven step-by-step process!
Are you curious to know more about mentor sentences and how to use them? Check out my full explanation with examples on my blog here!