Teaching Grammar and Mechanics for High School
Teaching Grammar and Mechanics helps high school teachers significantly improve student writing and test scores through direct instruction and individualized practice. This comprehensive curriculum is efficiently designed to take just one hour of class time per week and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards Language Strand (L.1, L.2, L.3) and the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language. Get these essential resources in Teaching Grammar and Mechanics and improve the quality of your students' writing.
The program also includes all of the Common Core Progressive Skills Review Standards: Review all elementary and middle school mechanics, conventional spelling rules, and grammar (including parts of speech and usage). Plus, the high school Standards.
Diagnostic Grammar and Mechanics Assessments
Comprehensive whole-class diagnostic grammar and mechanics assessments provide the data to help teachers differentiate instruction. "If they know it, they will show it; if they don't, they won't."
A grammar and mechanics recording matrix makes assessment data entry simple and progress monitoring efficient. Assessment-based individualized instruction need not be an organizational nightmare.
Direct Instruction: A full year of 64 grammar, spelling, and mechanics lessons, formatted for classroom display. These interactive 25-minute lessons provide direct instruction in mechanics, spelling, and grammar skills with examples and practice. Lessons use literary mentor texts , simple sentence diagramming, sentence combining, sentence manipulation, error analysis, sentence dictations, and 64 colorful GRAMMAR CARTOONS by illustrator David Rickert (a high school English teacher in Columbus, Ohio). Students use comp books or spiral notebooks. Works perfectly with Cornell Notes.
Individualized Instruction: 72 targeted grammar and mechanics worksheets, corresponding to each skill tested in the diagnostic assessments. Each worksheet includes definitions, examples, writing hints, and guided practice to help students learn the skills they did not master on the diagnostic assessments. Upon completion of each worksheet, students self-correct, take a brief formative assessment, and mini-conference with the teacher. Two 15-minute sessions, twice per week, will provide plenty of time for students to remediate all grammar and mechanics deficiencies with the instructional management plan detailed in this book. Works great for homework!
Here is how teachers describe the Teaching Grammar and Mechanics curriculum:
Everything students need to learn about grammar, usage, and mechanics is in this program: the parts of a sentence, the function of these parts (such as the parts of speech), the arrangement of words with the sentence, word choice, grammatical terminology and mechanics: capitalization, punctuation, conventional spelling rules. No other grammar textbook or workbook is needed to teach the Common Core State Standards.
Each lesson provides both basic and advanced mechanics, spelling, and grammar skills. Teachers choose what to teach to their students, so the curriculum works well for all courses. Special education students and English-language learners thrive with the individualized worksheets.
Minimal teacher prep design with simple and clear procedures and instructional activities, suitable for the novice English teacher with little background in grammar as well as for the veteran English teacher. Tips and writing hints for the grammatically-challenged teacher are provided in the scripted lessons, as are all the answers.
The curriculum helps teachers teach grammar and mechanics skills and rules in the context of authentic writing, not in drill and kill isolation.
The print version also provides the eBook version of the entire program for classroom display and interactive practice and includes FREE SHIPPING. Please add 10% shipping/handling for all purchase orders.
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