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Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6

Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6
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Writing Openers Language Application Grade 6 provides 56 whole-class, twice-per-week “quick writes,” designed to help students learn, practice, and apply grade-level grammar, usage, mechanics, sentence structure, and sentence variety Standards. The Common Core authors are certainly right that grammar should not be taught solely in isolation. Grammatical instruction needs to be taught in the reading and writing contexts and applied in spoken and written language.

Each of the 56 lessons takes about 5­-10 minutes to complete. Lessons are derived from the Conventions of Standard English (L. 1, 2), Knowledge and Use of Language Standards (L. 3), and the Language Progressive Skills found in the Common Core State Standards Language Strand. The lessons help students “Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening” (Common Core Language Strand Knowledge of Language). In other words, lots of practice in sentence revision, sentence combination, and identification of and application of grammar.

The lessons are formatted for classroom display and interactive instruction. The teacher reads and explains the Lesson Focus and Example(s) while students follow along on their own accompanying worksheet. Next, the students annotate the Lesson Focus and summarize the Key Idea(s). Afterwards, the students complete the Practice Section (sentence combining, sentence revisions). Finally, students complete the My Own Sentence writing task. The My Own Sentence serves as the formative assessment to determine whether students have mastered the Lesson Focus.

These "quick writes" correspond to and help students practice the grammar and mechanics (language conventions) lessons found in Teaching Grammar and Mechanics Grade 6.

Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 6) Lessons

1 Delete the Unnecessary “Here” Words
2 Specific Proper Nouns
3 Delete the Unnecessary “It”
4 Pronoun Sentence Opener
5 Delete the Unnecessary “There” Words
6 Adjective Sentence Opener
7 Delete Unnecessary Writing References
8 Possessive Pronoun Sentence Opener
9 Delete Unnecessary Writer References
10 Adverb Sentence Opener
11 Parallel Coordinating Conjunctions
12 Prepositional Phrase Sentence Opener
13 Parallel Correlative Conjunctions
14 Complete Subject Sentence Opener
15 Delete Paired Redundancies
16 Direct Object Sentence Opener
17 Delete Restatements
18 Compound Subject Sentence Opener
19 Change Complex Words to Simple Words
20 Connective Sentence Opener
21 Make Items in a List Parallel
22 Transition Word Sentence Opener
23 Parallel Structures
24 Noun Phrase Sentence Opener
25 Interrogative Pronouns
26 Noun Clause Sentence Opener
27 Reflexive Pronouns
28 Nominative Absolute Sentence Opener
29 Intensive Pronouns
30 Demonstrative Pronoun Sentence Opener
31 Reciprocal Pronouns
32 Demonstrative Adjective Sentence Opener
33 Helping and Linking Verb Modifier Deletions
34 Adjectival Phrase Sentence Opener
35 Substitute Adjectives for Adjective Phrases
36 Adjectival Clause Sentence Opener
37 Eliminate Interruptions
38 Short Comparative Modifier Sentence Opener
39 Rearrange in Chronological Order
40 Long Comparative Modifier Sentence Opener
41 Eliminate “to be” Verbs by Rephrasing
42 Short Superlative Modifier Sentence Opener
43 Eliminate “to be” Verbs by Changing Nouns to Verbs
44 Long Superlative Modifier Sentence Opener
45 Make Noun Constructions Parallel
46 Nonrestrictive Relative Clause Sentence Opener
47 Combine Short, Choppy Sentences Using Coordination
48 End a Sentence with a Restrictive Relative Clause
49 Change Imprecise Words to Precise Words
50 Combine Short, Choppy Sentences with Beginning Subordinate Clauses
51 Compound Sentences
52 Complex Sentences
53 Compound-Complex Sentences
54 Short Sentences for Sentence Variety
55 Change Adjectives Preceding Nouns to Appositives
56 Delete Redundant Categories

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135 pages
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