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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar



Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar


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Teach grammar in a creative and meaningful way. No more boring grammar. grammar

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One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit in grammar with everything else I had to teach. I would give students grammar pages, and then we would correct them together. It was tedious, and it took forever! What’s more is that students were not learning the way I wanted them to. They wouldn’t apply what they had learned from the grammar pages and activities.

I found a solution!

Grammar Circles. Grammar Circles are very similar to literature circles in the sense that students are teaching one another grammar. It is a fun and functional way to teach and learn grammar. Although this may be done individually, it can also be completed as a group where students, through a specific process outlined in the package, teach one another grammar. They also correct the work together, so the teacher has very little to do.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, directions, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (16 pages)
Activities included focus on:
-the logistics of the sentence (the basic parts)
-the prepositional phrase
-the adjective phrase
-the adverb phrase
-the verbal phrase
-the appositive phrase
-the independent and subordinate clauses
-subjects and predicates
-run-on sentences
-types of sentences

2) A teacher Guide with easy to follow instructions on how to organize the Grammar Circles.

3) The Answer Key – devised to allow students to correct their work and learn from one another.

For those who are from Ontario, Canada – this unit adheres to the Grade 9 English Curriculum (academic). The unit can be taught in any grade to about sentences.

(27 pages total for this unit)

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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

FREE Operation Situations Chart

Want to teach your students to analyze word problems for meaning? 

The use of keywords focuses on looking at the words of math word problems in isolation and not in the context of the problem. Focusing on the word problem as a whole allows students to become better at solving math word problems.

Tina Cardone, author of “Nix the Tricks,” a guide to avoiding non-conceptually developmental short-cuts, suggests having students think about the words of the problem as a whole and focus on what is happening in the problem in context. Students can accomplish this by visualizing the situation and creating a mental picture of the actions that are taking place. Once they understand the actions, students can then connect them to symbols.
After students have had experience with a variety of problem situations, some patterns will begin to emerge as students begin to recognize recurring themes, such as joining, part-part-whole, separating, comparing, equal groups, sharing, and measuring– the operation situations.

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Want to know more? 
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Rounding Numbers – Playlist and Teaching Notes”

by Wisewire

4th Grade



Students explore standard 4.NBT.A.3 with this playlist. They will apply understanding of place-value in multi-digit numbers. Students will round multi-digit numbers to any place. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

This product includes:
• 6 links to instructional videos or texts
• 8 links to practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of key terms, such as target place and place value
• Visual examples of how to round using a number line
• An accompanying Teaching Notes file

The Teaching Notes file includes:
• A review of key terminology
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities on certain parts of the standard, such as rounding multi-digit numbers
• Links to video tutorials for students struggling with certain parts of the standard, such as rounding numbers incorrectly when there is a 5 to the right of the target digit

Need more resources?
Round Decimals to Any Place – Playlist and Teaching Notes (FREE)

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