Quick and Easy Grammar Games to Boost Writing Power

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Jump start students' verbal powers with a series of lively activities designed to hone writing, speaking, and listening skills. Each unit contains: teacher tips (making sure teachers understand the concept—very useful to home schoolers); a game with warm up activities and lesson plan; follow up activities; homework helper; and writing practice. The book offers reproducibles and step- by-step instructions. Topics for instruction include the parts of speech, punctuation, and ...

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Overview

Jump start students' verbal powers with a series of lively activities designed to hone writing, speaking, and listening skills. Each unit contains: teacher tips (making sure teachers understand the concept—very useful to home schoolers); a game with warm up activities and lesson plan; follow up activities; homework helper; and writing practice. The book offers reproducibles and step- by-step instructions. Topics for instruction include the parts of speech, punctuation, and beginning sentence structure.

Quick and Easy Grammar Games to Boost Writing Power helps teachers jump start their students' verbal powers with a series of lively activities designed to hone writing, speaking, and listening skills. The lesson plans accompanying each activity are user-friendly and easy to follow. This book aims to give children a distinct advantage in becoming better writers and speakers by giving them a knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Structured for early learners, the activities may be adapted for children in the prewriting stage. Each unit contains: teacher tips (making sure teachers understand the concept—very useful to home schoolers); a game with warm up activities and lesson plan; follow up activities; homework helper; and writing practice. The book offers reproducibles and step-by-step instructions. Topics for instruction include the parts of speech, punctuation, and beginning sentence structure.

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"A very highly recommended classroom curriculum development reference….[a]n excellent and very well authored, step-by-step reference for the teaching of proper and helpful tactics for the betterment of a child's writing abilities with particular attention to proper punctuation and sentence structure."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591583288
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

CATHERINE DEPINO is assistant professor of education at Temple University. She has written several books for teachers and children, including books on grammar and spelling instruction for J. Weston Walch and Pieces of Learning. A former high school English teacher from the Philadelphia Public Schools, she is also a student teacher supervisor for Temple. This book comes out of her experience with student teachers who are often not prepared to teach grammar to elementary students.

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Table of Contents

Action Verbs

Linking Verbs

Nouns

Pronouns

Adjectives

Adverbs

Prepositions and Phrases

Conjunctions

Simple Sentences

Sentence Purpose

Capital Letters

Commas

More Punctuation (Apostrophes and Quotation Marks)

Sentence Problems: Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments

Appendix

Answer Key

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