The Ultimate List of Free Grammar Games
The Ultimate List of FREE Grammar Games -- a huge list of games to teach parts of speech, punctuation, sentence types, and writing. Grammar doesn't have to be boring!
November Fun-Filled Learning Resources
Fix it UP Sentences about Turkeys! There are 3 mistakes in each sentence. Rewrite the sentence without any mistakes.
The Weekly Hive
Contraction kites. This would be a great activity to do in class. Do one as an example, then assign a contraction to each student. Once they've finished, hang them in the hall or around the wall.
This is a dice game with the questions which are normally asked in the first part of The PET exam, Speaking. It's just a funny way to practise these introductory questions where they have to say more than just the basics. - ESL worksheets
What's wrong with this sentence? Powerpoint to analyze writing
Each slide begins with a sentence and contains these answer choices: This sentence... A. is written correctly. B. has a misspelled word C. is missing a capital letter D. has incorrect punctuation. My students have to take a semi-annual assessment where they have to read paragraphs and analyze the writing. I created this PowerPoint so that students are prepared when they see this type of question on their assessment. ...
The pressure is on! I have my formal principal's evaluation on Tuesday. I don't know about you but these always make me soooooo nervous. I've done them a million times. I've had tons of people, over the years, in my classroom watching me teach from district personnel to other school's principals but it always makes me crazy. I think it's because I'm a perfectionist. I want the perfect lesson and my students to behave in a perfect way. Well it ain't gonna happen this time. I have a VERY…
What is a complex sentence?
Struggling to get your students to use complex sentences in speech and language therapy? If so, play this video and let me explain it to them for you! Click the image to view the video. #speechtherapy #languagetherapy #schoolslp #syntax
Punctuation Power - Sometimes You Need a Super Hero!
Pinner said: After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell
12 Tips for Teaching Grammar like a Pro
Blog Post - Teaching grammar in a secondary English class doesn't have to be dry or difficult. Get ideas to keep instruction effective and engaging.
Contractions Bingo Game Freebie!
Contractions are great for writing words shorter to save some time. But there is some confusion when students shorten the words. Contract means to make smaller. Students contract two words into one small word. This is what students need to remember about contractions: The first words always stays the same (except for the word; will not, won't). The apostrophe goes where the letters come out. I have a Free Contractions Bingo game to practice reading and writing contractions. This 2-Player…