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Do any of you have ideas for grammar to make it not so boring?


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Look at Caught'Ya Grammar: Giggles in the Middle. I've used it for several years
and like it very much. Although, I have adapted it over the years to fit better with the time I have and how I teach.
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Thank you
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I will try that.
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Made it a competition
Old 01-07-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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We would have sentences to diagram (it's a certain program). We would do some in class, the rest for homework.
The next day, I'd divide teams. One side of the room (where the middle was) was Team A, the other Team B. They were allowed to bring a partner. Had them seated in pairs.
The partners then used their papers and collective knowledge to diagram. Once they were finished, the audience could raise hands to help. By help=come up to the front of add what was missing or correct, whatever.
This sounds silly, but it did keep everyone motivated.
Points were given for the side that had everything correct in the sentence, and I had a timer.
I used a similar strategy for studying for higher-level vocab. Competition was fierce, and they were doing the work instead of me talking to eyes that were glazed over.
When I collected the papers, I saw what we needed work on as a group.
Just an idea. It's a rather outdated notion to have kids at the board, but they love it. Used to have them do similar things on the LCD projector as well.
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