The Grammar Teacher's Activity-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons to Teach Grammar and Usage

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Quick, daily classroom lessons for improving students' grammarand writing skills

This must-have resource features 180 practical, ready-to-usegrammar and usage lessons and activities–one for each day ofthe school year. The activities included help students in grades5-12 to acquire, improve, and expand their grammar skills, andbecome more adept and confident writers. Veteran educator andbest-selling author Jack Umstatter helps teachers to familiarizestudents with the type of grammar-related content found onstandardized local, state, national, and college admissionstests.

  • Includes ready-to-use, yet comprehensive and authoritativeactivities for use as sponge activities, extra homework, or regulardaily lessons
  • Reproducible lessons are designed to be non-intimidating andclear for students
  • Other titles by Umstatter include Grammar Grabbers!,201 Ready-to-Use Word Games for the English Classroom,Brain Games!, and Got Grammar?

Tips for educators on how to best utilize each specific topic orlesson are included for easy classroom instruction.

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The Grammar Teacher's Activity-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessonsto Teach Grammar and Usage, Grades 5-12

The Grammar Teacher's Activity-a-Day is a must-haveresource that features 180 practical, ready-to-use grammar, usage,and mechanics lessons and a wealth of instructive and fun-filledactivities—one for each day of the school year. The dailyactivities give students (grades 5-12) the confidence they need tobecome capable writers by acquiring, improving, and expanding theirgrammar skills.

Written by veteran educator and best-selling author JackUmstatter, this handy book will help classroom teachers andhomeschoolers familiarize their students with the type ofgrammar-related content found on standardized local, state,national, and college admissions tests. The book is filled withready-to-use comprehensive and authoritative activities that can beused as sponge activities, extra homework, or regular dailylessons. In addition, all the reproducible lessons are designed tobe non-intimidating for students, and the author has includedhelpful tips on how to best use each specific topic or lesson inthe classroom.

The Grammar Teacher's Activity-a-Day contains

  • 26 lessons and activities that cover the eight parts ofspeech
  • 114 lessons and activities that shed light on the parts of asentence, prepositional phrases, verbal phrases, clauses, andsentences by construction and purpose; agreement; tense; regularand irregular verbs; voice; and the nominative, objective, andpossessive cases
  • 30 lessons and activities that focus on essential elements ofeffective writing, including punctuation, capitalization, andspelling
  • 10 lessons and activities that encourage students to displaytheir knowledge of the topics covered in the book

The book's enjoyable lessons and activities will help yourstudents improve their grammatical skills and become self-assuredand willing writers.

"Jack Umstatter's The Grammar Teacher's Activity-a-Day isa powerful grammar resource for classroom teachers. Loaded withclear, concise definitions, examples, and practice activities, thisis a valuable tool for all teachers, not just those who teachwriting."
Tina S. Kiracofe, curriculum supervisor, AugustaCounty Schools, Virginia

About the Author:

JACK UMSTATTER, M.A., taught English for more than 30 years at both the middle school and high school levels. Selected Teacher of the Year several times, he is the best-selling author of numerous books, including 201 Ready-to-Use Word Games for the English Classroom, Brain Games!, Grammar Grabbers!, and Got Grammar?, all published by Jossey-Bass. Umstatter is a professional development workshop leader, training teachers and students across the nation on reading, writing, and poetry strategies.

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