Step-by-Step Grammar offers a practical approach to grammar and punctuation that lets students use their intuitive linguistic skills and logical reasoning to identify the parts of a sentence. The foundation of the method is an innovative approach to finding verbs by changing the time or tense of the sentence. All the other lessons proceed step-by-step until the student can write a variety of sentence types with correct grammar and punctuation.
Step-by-Step Grammar Unit 1—Verbs and Subjects, Nouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs
In this unit, students learn to find the verbs in a sentence by changing the time or tense of the sentence. Next they learn to find the subject of a sentence by asking “who or what did the verb?” Finally, the Frog Test offers an easy way to determine if a word is a Noun, Verb, Adjective, or Adverb.
The unit includes Need to Know Handouts for students, Try it Together exercises for direct or small group instruction, On My Own exercises for Independent Practice, an answer key, and a Smartboard file so the exercises can be displayed to your class.
Ideally this unit works best when it is taught in 15-20 minute chunks of time two or three times a week. This unit provides approximately fifteen hours of total teaching time.
This is the first of four units. The other units will be available soon.