Reflection: Joy Appositive, a Noun Describing a Noun - Section 2: Appositive Sentence Play


Grammar is fun. Yes, I said it. Grammar IS fun.

I learned grammatical lessons with skill and drill activities. Not fun. Did I learn? Yes, but let's keep in mind that I am now an English teacher. Clearly I had an English-y mind to begin with (despite my dangling "with"). Based on the Facebook statuses of some former classmates, they didn't share the same experience.

When my coworker first shared her sentence play strategy with me, I was intrigued. It didn't take me long to get it on its feet in my classroom, and I was immediately hooked. With sentence plays, grammar is fun. Students get focused grammatical instruction in a way that allows for immediate application, and the published authors we study help them see the relevancy. Open topics for their own sentences keep the good times rolling, and anytime laughter is involved with learning, success is sure to follow.

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Appositive, a Noun Describing a Noun

Unit 1: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 4 of 22

Objective: Students will be able to add detail to their writing by using appositives.

Big Idea: Create complexity by adding appositives to writing.

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