You don’t have to be a grammar expert to help your students with the grammar in their writing.
If you have been reading the LINCS discussion about grammar LINCS grammar discussion , you may have noticed that I had mentioned that I would attach here some handouts that you can print out and use with your students. I’ll be updating these throughout this week.
Monday, January 15th handouts
For Units 4 & 6, some students have preferred to work on them individually and others in small groups. Both styles have been effective. At the same time, the teachers do not present the grammar lessons in a teacher-fronted style. They merely read the title and then students start working on their own or in small groups.
For Unit 5, students are in groups of three (Students A, B, C) and each is given one of the worksheets. Before starting, you may want to do the first two or three items together to make sure they understand the format.
The source of these exercises is The Grammar Review Book
For more details and exercises about an inductive approach to teaching grammar, see Inductive Grammar: Why are there commas in these sentences? Here are some clues. What’s the rule?
For more details about using “Grammar Group,” see Engaging grammar group activities (even for hesitant students)
Tuesday, January 16th handouts
This is an example of a lower-level grammar groups activity working with grammar terminology. Unit 5 Grammar Groups
This is an example of an advanced-level grammar groups activity. Grammar Groups Activity 2 (advanced)