Grammar instruction by way of worksheets and rote memorization of rules does not work. If you are using grammar bell ringers, ask yourself if you see that learning transferred into their writing. It doesn’t happen.

Why do we still give grammar tests and ask students to label and recognize rules of grammar. This is time wasted in today’s world. Write. Write. Then write some more. Students, even those struggling the most, typically have only a few real grammar issues that they need to learn and watch for. Find their individual issues through writing.

Use this to have a single page to highlight all the main elements to cover over the year. Use the reference column to provide pages/websites/etc. where students can find extra resources to help them learn the material.

Single Page Grammar and style issues

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