180 Ready to Use Lessons to Teach Grammar is a must-have resource that features 180 practical, ready-to-use grammar and usage lessons and activities–one for each day of the school year.
The Grammar Teacher’s Activity-a-Day
The activities included help students in grades 5-12 to acquire, improve, and expand their grammar skills, and become more adept and confident writers. Veteran educator and best-selling author Jack Umstatter helps teachers to familiarize students with the type of grammar-related content found on standardized local, state, national, and college admissions tests.
About The Book
Contrary to what some out there are touting, grammar is not a lost art—nor should it be! Like the planet and the people who live on it, the English language is constantly evolving and changing. Some argue that this is for the better; some feel that it is not so healthy a change. Yet, the grammatical structure of the English language remains pretty much the same and has certainly not lost its importance.
In fact, the constructors of local, state, national, college entrance exams, including the SAT Reasoning Test, the ACT, and even the Graduate Record Exam (used for graduate school admissions), have placed more emphasis on grammar and its components, as evidenced by the questions and tasks currently found on these highly regarded assessments.
Acknowledging the importance of grammar, usage, and mechanics on not only a student’s academic profile, but also, and perhaps more significantly, on a student’s ability to use language to communicate effectively and intelligently, The Grammar Teacher’s Activity-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons to Teach Grammar and Usage was created to assist students to learn, exercise, and appreciate the many intriguing aspects of the English language.
Though each of the 180 reproducible, ready-to-use lessons and activities that cover a wide range of grammatical components and more can be done within a short window of time, the long-lasting effects of these minutes will reap benefits for all of your students.
These learners will speak more cogently, listen more astutely, and write more powerfully. Grammar will no longer be a foe, a force to be feared; instead, it will be an ally, a powerful friend who furnishes comfort and inspires confidence.
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