Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7

Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7
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Writing Openers Language Application Grade 7 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 7.

Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 7) Lessons

1 Delete the Unnecessary “Here” and “There” Words
2 Specific Proper Nouns
3 Delete the Unnecessary “It”
4 Pronoun Sentence Opener
5 Delete Circumlocutions
6 Adjective Sentence Opener
7 Substitute Adjectives for Adjective Phrases
8 Verb before the Subject Sentence Opener
9 Change “To Be” to Active Verbs
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 Compound Sentences
18 Compound Subject Sentence Opener
19 Complex Sentences
20 Noun Phrase Sentence Openers
21 Compound-Complex Sentences
22 Noun Clause Sentence Opener
23 Change Clauses to Phrases
24 Verb Phrase Sentence Opener
25 Change Complex Words to Simple Words
26 Nominative Absolute Sentence Opener
27 Make Items in a List Parallel
28 Adjectival Clause Sentence Opener
29 Parallel Structures
30 Adjectival Phrase Sentence Opener
31 Helping Verb Deletions
32 Modifier Sentence Opener
33 Eliminate Dangling Modifiers
34 Connective Sentence Opener
35 Eliminate Interruptions
36 Appositive Phrase Sentence Opener
37 Change Nominalizations to Verbs
38 Past Progressive Verb Tense
39 Rearrange in Chronological Order
40 Present Progressive Verb Tense
41 Delete Restatements
42 Future Progressive Verb Tense
43 Delete Redundant Categories
44 Perfect Progressive Verb Form
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 Keep a Consistent Language Register
52 Combine Short, Choppy Sentences with Ending Subordinate Clauses
53 Combine Choppy Sentences Using Relative Clauses
54 Short Sentences for Sentence Variety
55 Change Adjectives Preceding Nouns to Appositives
56 Transition Word Sentence Opener

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