Roy Speed

 (701)
United States - Connecticut - Bethel
Roy Speed
4.0
316 votes
With grammar, explanation is not nearly as effective as a well-designed activity.
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
NEW: At the request of TpT buyers, we have bundled all our grammar worksheets into a single, discounted package — 25% off the price you would pay to purchase them as separate items. These are the student versions (teacher's guides sold
$19.00
$14.25
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.06 MB)
This ready-to-print exercise is a companion to my free "Word Wise" poster on capitalization (see here). This exercise gives students a workout on the difference between common and proper nouns. Includes a cartoon from my grammar collection and an
$1.50
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
This ready-to-print classroom activity is predicated on the concepts in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Part 3 covers the ultimate tricky situation with pronouns: Who vs. Whom. (Please see the corresponding Teacher's Guide.) All concepts are
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
The "Building Blocks" series of ready-to-print classroom activities walks students through sentence basics. This is the Teacher Guide for Part 2, which is predicated on the concepts in Part 1: Prepositions. This part tackles the "spine" of
$5.00
4 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
The "Building Blocks" series of ready-to-print classroom activities walks students through sentence basics. Part 2 is predicated on the concepts in Part 1, and it tackles the "spine" of sentences in English: the subject, the verb, and the
$2.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
The "Building Blocks" series of classroom activities walks students through sentence basics. This is the Teacher Guide for Part 4, which is predicated on the concepts in Parts 1, 2, and 3. Part 4 tackles clauses and phrases. All concepts are simply
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.52 MB)
This ready-to-print classroom activity walks students through pronoun basics: first, pronouns and their antecedents; then the whole matter of case in pronouns—subject, object, or possessive. (Please see the corresponding Teacher's Guide for these
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
This classroom activity is predicated on the concepts in Part 1: Pronoun Basics. Part 2 covers tricky issues with pronoun case—i.e., choosing the right case for: 1) pronouns in compound subjects and objects; 2) pronouns in comparisons; 3)
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.33 MB)
The "Building Blocks" series of classroom activities walks students through sentence basics. This is the Teacher Guide for Part 3, which is predicated on the concepts in Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 tackles "modifiers," i.e., adjectives and adverbs.
$5.00
2 ratings
3.7
Digital Download PDF (0.48 MB)
This ready-to-print classroom activity is predicated on the concepts in: — Part 1: Pronoun Basics — Part 2: Tricky Issues Part 3 covers the ultimate tricky situation with pronouns: Who vs. Whom. (Please see the corresponding Student Guide.) Why
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
This is the teacher guide for a classroom activity that walks students through pronoun basics (see corresponding Student Guide). This activity tackles, first, pronouns and their antecedents, and then the whole matter of case in pronouns (subject,
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
The "Building Blocks" series of classroom activities walks students through sentence basics. Part 3 is predicated on the concepts in Part 1 and Part 2, and it tackles "modifiers," i.e., adjectives and adverbs. (Please see the corresponding Teacher's
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
This is the Teacher Guide for classroom activities predicated on the concepts in Part 1: Pronoun Basics. Part 2 covers tricky issues with pronoun case—i.e., choosing the right case for: 1) pronouns in compound subjects and objects; 2) pronouns in
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.59 MB)
The "Building Blocks" series of classroom activities walks students through sentence basics. Part 4 is predicated on the concepts in Parts 1, 2, and 3 — and it tackles clauses and phrases. (Please see the corresponding Teacher's Guide.) All concepts
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.31 MB)
This is a classroom aid in my "Word Wise" series. It's a simple reminder of the difference between "it's" and "its" and helps anchor the key idea with a cartoon from my grammar collection. The approach to making the distinction memorable: Emphasize
FREE
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
Another classroom aid in my Word Wise series—this one a simple reminder of the difference between "two," "too," and "to." It includes a cartoon from my grammar collection, with each word clearly defined and then illustrated with simple examples.
FREE
27 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
This is a classroom aid in my "Word Wise" series—this one a reminder of the distinction that is key to correct capitalization: the difference between common and proper nouns. Includes a cartoon from my grammar collection, as well as examples
FREE
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
The ready-to-print "Building Blocks" classroom activities walk students through the basics of sentences in English. Part 1 is about prepositions and prepositional phrases. All concepts are simply explained, clearly illustrated, and supported with
FREE
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.21 MB)
The "Building Blocks" series of ready-to-print classroom activities walks students through sentence basics. This is the Teacher Guide for Part 1 (student version here), which is about prepositions and prepositional phrases. All concepts are simply
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.32 MB)
Another classroom aid—this one a simple reminder of the most common prepositions. It includes a cartoon from my grammar collection, along with a few examples of prepositional phrases and the most common prepositions. For the FREE lesson/activity
FREE
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
showing 1-20 of 24

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
Hard Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
Used Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Item as Advertised:

4.0
Total:
316 total vote(s)
Ask Roy Speed a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For 20 years or so I've been teaching writing in the business world. A few years back I discovered that my methods for teaching grammar and usage worked with kids, starting with my own -- e.g., helping my teenage son prepare for standardized tests. Teaching grammar and writing to kids is now a hobby, and I get really passionate about teaching Shakespeare. I'm currently teaching an English course called "History & Literature of the Middle Ages."

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a big believer in lesson design. When designing grammar or writing lessons, I strive to serve both the teacher and the student, breaking down any subject into 1) a series of topics the teacher finds easy to manage and deliver, and 2) a series of challenges the students find interesting and winnable. Most important: With grammar, I'm convinced that the coolest stuff — the best learning — takes place in the activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Edwin L. Shuman Award for prose writing.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English from Northwestern University. I am now a sometime lecturer to undergrad business students at Baruch College (CUNY) and to MBA students at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I served in the Peace Corps for three years in West Africa. I lived in the Republic of Mali, in a small village on the southern edge of the Sahara. Most of my energy was devoted to water projects, organizing well-digging for 26 villages in the area.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up