Interactive Edits for December: Looking at Grammar and Mechanics the Right Way
This resource supports teaching language skills by looking at well written sentences, rather than poorly written sentences. Included are 20 printable student sheets, lessons, and teaching ideas. Why not put well-written sentences in front of students and ask them what they notice is working? The worst that will happen is that we are exposing them to sentences full of correct grammar, mechanics, spelling, subject/verb agreement, punctuation, and much more!
Shut the front door... then...use a tap-it light to show think alouds during your read alouds. Tap the light "on" when you stop reading and discuss what the text makes you think. Helps students to "see" the difference between your reading and your thinking. Could also use to let students know when you are not available, during reading/writing conferences, etc.