Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Good Advice on Aphorisms & Commas the Easy Way - Section 3: Building Knowledge

 

Can I describe to you how much this website will help me better address individual grammar needs of students?  Holy cow!  They loved this activity.  The only complaints were that students would have liked a few more options for things that they were interested in and at times it felt a little bit childish, but compared to every other method of grammar instruction, they preferred No Red Ink more.  I even had to remind a few of them to get off of this website after we had used it so that they would continue their focus with our lesson!  In the history of my teaching career, this has literally never happened, so it was pretty stunning to say the least.  I will definitely use this tool again.  The reports were easy to read and gave me insight into what grammar rules they were struggling with and could be retaught for the entire group.  I am also bringing this information to our next department meeting as a way to assess each of our contributions to the vertical alignment of student grammar skills here as well.  This tool could really help make the chart of grammar mastery included in the Common Core Standards a more measurable reality.

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Good Advice on Aphorisms & Commas the Easy Way

Unit 2: A Revolutionary Introduction to Argumentation & Rhetoric
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT discuss translations and effectiveness of the Declaration of Independence and evaluate aphorisms in Poor Richard's Almanack.

Big Idea: An interactive, self-grading, differentiated grammar website a day will keep the doctor away (and other wonderful aphorisms)!

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