The Teaching Grammar and Mechanics Grade 8
program provides the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment-based grammar program with both direct and individualized instruction.
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics (CCSS L.1,2,3) Lessons and Unit Tests
The program includes 56 interactive language conventions lessons, designed for twice-per-week direct instruction in the grade-level grammar, usage, and mechanics Common Core Standards (L.1,2,3). The scripted lessons (perfect for the grammatically-challenged teacher) are formatted for classroom projection. Standards review, definitions and examples, practice and error analysis, simple sentence diagrams, mentor texts with writing applications, and formative assessments are woven into every 25-minute lesson.
Students annotate the full text of the lesson on accompanying student worksheets. The worksheets include a practice section, a simple sentence diagram, a mentor text which applies the grammatical lesson focus, and a brief writing application. Students complete two sentence dictation formative assessments and then self-correct from the projected display.
Biweekly grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary unit tests require students to define, identify, and apply their knowledge of these Language Standards in the writing context.
Individualized Assessment-based Instruction
Teaching Grammar and Mechanics
also includes all resources for teachers to meet the diverse instructional needs of individual students. Perfect for English-language learners, special education, and remedial students! The program provides diagnostic grammar and mechanics assessments to determine the specific remedial needs of your students. The assessments are administered whole-class and mastery recording matrices allow the teacher to organize instructional materials and to monitor the progress of individual students at a glance.
Teachers individualize instruction according to the results of the diagnostic assessments with 77 targeted grammar, usage, and mechanics worksheets
. Each worksheet includes definitions, examples, writing hints, and a practice section. Students self-correct each worksheet to learn from their mistakes and then and complete a short formative assessment. The teacher corrects the formative assessment to determine mastery.
Teacher Prep and Training
This program is user-friendly! Simply print and distribute one student worksheet for each lesson and the remedial grammar, usage, and mechanics worksheets needed for individualized instruction. Absolutely no prep is needed for the scripted lessons. All answers are provided. YouTube training videos are provided for each instructional component to ensure teaching success.
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, which includes this book plus our language application, spelling, and vocabulary full-year programs to teach all review and grade 8 Language Strand Standards with seamless program continuity through both direct and individualized assessment-based instruction.