From the Back Cover
The Grammar Teacher′s Activity–a–Day: 180 Ready–to–Use Lessons to Teach Grammar and Usage, Grades 5–12
The Grammar Teacher′s Activity–a–Day is a must–have resource that features 180 practical, ready–to–use grammar, usage, and mechanics lessons and a wealth of instructive and fun–filled activities one for each day of the school year. The daily activities give students (grades 5–12) the confidence they need to become capable writers by acquiring, improving, and expanding their grammar skills.
Written by veteran educator and best–selling author Jack Umstatter, this handy book will help classroom teachers and homeschoolers familiarize their students with the type of grammar–related content found on standardized local, state, national, and college admissions tests. The book is filled with ready–to–use comprehensive and authoritative activities that can be used as sponge activities, extra homework, or regular daily lessons. In addition, all the reproducible lessons are designed to be non–intimidating for students, and the author has included helpful tips on how to best use each specific topic or lesson in the classroom.
The Grammar Teacher′s Activity–a–Day contains
- 26 lessons and activities that cover the eight parts of speech
- 114 lessons and activities that shed light on the parts of a sentence, prepositional phrases, verbal phrases, clauses, and sentences by construction and purpose; agreement; tense; regular and irregular verbs; voice; and the nominative, objective, and possessive cases
- 30 lessons and activities that focus on essential elements of effective writing, including punctuation, capitalization, and spelling
- 10 lessons and activities that encourage students to display their knowledge of the topics covered in the book
The book′s enjoyable lessons and activities will help your students improve their grammatical skills and become self–assured and willing writers.
"Jack Umstatter′s The Grammar Teacher′s Activity–a–Day is a powerful grammar resource for classroom teachers. Loaded with clear, concise definitions, examples, and practice activities, this is a valuable tool for all teachers, not just those who teach writing."
Tina S. Kiracofe, curriculum supervisor, Augusta County Schools, Virginia
About the Author
, 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.