Quick and Easy Grammar Games to Boost Writing Power

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Teacher Ideas Press, 2006 - Education - 128 pages
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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 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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About the author (2006)

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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