Grammar Review. Part of the course of study involved instructing students in comma use, subject-verb agreement, sentence structure, and some other elements of usage. As such, the final exam has several items that required a quick review, so I created the following notes sheet English 1 final exam REVIEW sheet.
Notes Sheet. In class, I will add the definitions and the class sentence, and I will ask the students to generate an original sentence in the middle column. Volunteers will share these out as a last-minute pass through some familiar material.
The purpose of this activity and the study of grammar in general is to give students practice in writing standard English prose (L.9-10.1). I still find that one-on-one coaching is the most successful way of doing this, but this is not always practical in a large classroom.
At the end of class, I will be curious to hear about what the students thought of the book/movie project, so I will give an exit slip with the following two questions:
1.) What did you enjoy and learn from the book/movie project? Should next year's students do this project?
2.) How well did you do on your final digital story version of your book?