The Common Core Grammar Toolkit: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Language Standards in Grades 6-8

The Common Core Grammar Toolkit: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Language Standards in Grades 6-8

by Sean Ruday

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317810490
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 194
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sean Ruday is an Assistant Professor of English Education at Longwood University and a former classroom teacher. He frequently writes and presents on innovative ways to improve students' literacy learning.

Table of Contents

Introduction “Grammar Tools”: Helping Middle School Students Understand the Importance and Uses of Grammar

Section One: Grammatical Concepts Aligned With Grade Six Common Core Language Standards

Chapter 1 Understanding the Impact of Intensive Pronouns

Chapter 2 Achieving Clarity with Proper Pronoun Case

Chapter 3 Using Punctuation to Set Off Nonrestrictive Elements

Chapter 4 Maintaining Consistency in Style and Tone

Section Two: Grammatical Concepts Aligned With Grade Seven Common Core Language Standards

Chapter 5 Using Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences

Chapter 6 Using Phrases and Clauses while Recognizing and Correcting Dangling Modifiers

Chapter 7 Choosing Language that Expresses Ideas Precisely and Eliminates Wordiness and Redundancy

Chapter 8 Distinguishing among Connotations of Words with Similar Denotations

Section Three: Grammatical Concepts Aligned With Grade Eight Common Core Language Standards

Chapter 9 Explaining the Functions of Verbals

Chapter 10 Forming and Using Verbs in the Active and Passive Voices

Chapter 11 Forming and Using Verbs in the Indicative, Imperative, Interrogative, Conditional, and Subjunctive Moods

Chapter 12 Using Punctuation to Indicate a Pause or Break
 
Section Four: Putting It Together

Chapter 13 Assessing Students’ Knowledge

Conclusion Final Thoughts and Tips for Classroom Practice

References

Appendix     Reproducible Charts and Forms You Can Use in
Your Classroom

Annotated Bibliography Examples from Young Adult Literature Used in this Book

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