ISBN-10:
1596672471
ISBN-13:
9781596672475
Pub. Date:
04/30/2013
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The Common Core Grammar Toolkit: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Language Standards in Grades 3-5 / Edition 1

The Common Core Grammar Toolkit: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Language Standards in Grades 3-5 / Edition 1

by Sean Ruday

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Overview

The Common Core Grammar Toolkit: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Language Standards in Grades 3-5 / Edition 1

The Common Core’s language standards can seem overwhelming—students need to learn specific, complex grammar rules at each grade level. The Common Core Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! This comprehensive guide makes grammar instruction fun and meaningful.

You will learn how to…


  • Teach the Common Core’s language standards for grades 3–5 by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool.
  • Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action.
  • Promote metacognition along the way, so that students become responsible for their own learning.

Throughout the book, you'll find step-by-step recommendations for teaching each of the grammar tools, plus classroom snapshots that show you the tools in action, and handy templates that you can use in the classroom.

Bonus! The book includes a free annotated bibliography, which is offered as a Supplemental Download on our website. The bibliography lists high-quality young adult literature and gives examples of key grammatical concepts found in each work. It also provides the Common Core Language Standard associated with those concepts!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596672475
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 823,537
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What's in Your Toolkit?



Section 1: Grammatical Concepts Aligned With Grade Three Common Core Language Standards

1: The Importance of Pronoun Reference

2: Subject-Verb Agreement

3: Using Commas and Quotation Marks When Writing Dialogue

4: Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

5: Recognizing Differences Between Spoken and Written Standard English



Section 2: Grammatical Concepts Aligned With Grade Four Common Core Language Standards

6: Re-Envisioning Writing With Relative Pronouns and Relative Adverbs

7: The Progressive Verb Tenses and Why They Matter

8: Why Writers Use Modal Auxiliaries

9: Remaking Writing With Prepositional Phrases

10: Guidelines for Capitalization Use

11: Choosing Words and Phrases to Convey Ideas Precisely



Section 3: Grammatical Concepts Aligned With Grade Five Common Core Language Standards

12: The Perfect Verb Tenses

13: Conjunctions and Interjections

14: Using Punctuation for Clarity and Effect

15: Dialects and Language Variations

16: Figurative Language



Section 4: Putting It Together

17: Assessing Students' Knowledge

Conclusion: Final Thoughts and Tips for Classroom Practice



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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm an elementary school teacher, and I think this book is really good. It provides great advice about teaching grammar and is easy to read and understand.