Reflection: Lesson Planning Gerunds, Participles, Infinitives - Section 1: The Night Before...


I really don't like to teach grammar.  I have a few reasons, but the "selfish" one is that I have never found a way to incorporate it into my own teaching style and -- for that reason -- it often feels isolated and formulaic.  After all, grammar is like most math -- you can look up the answer.  So, other than "trying" to make it fun or explaining it for kids who struggle, I feel like the teacher doesn't have much of a role.

Lately, there has been much talk of flipped instruction, and it occurred to me that grammar might be a good choice for flipping.  After all, the information is available online so the students can go through it at their own pace, AND I can just do the troubleshooting and connecting without the lecture.  

Seems like a win/win.  If it works well and the kids don't struggle with it too much, I will pull together all of my "required" grammar lessons this way.  This would allow me to maximize classroom instructional time and to spend more time on reading :)

  Trying a new approach to grammar
  Lesson Planning: Trying a new approach to grammar
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Gerunds, Participles, Infinitives

Unit 14: Those Pesky Grammar and Language Lessons
Lesson 1 of 2

Objective: SWBAT differentiate between gerunds, participles, and infinitives. SWBAT construct sentences using each type of verbal.

Big Idea: Flipping instruction for grammar -- an experiment with verbals.

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