Grammar curriculum for daily warmups?

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  1. LittleShakespeare

    LittleShakespeare Comrade

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    Hi, everybody!

    I am struggling SO MUCH with teaching grammar to my kids. I'm a 9th grade ELA teacher, and my kids need a lot of practice with grammar. I want to implement a Do Now curriculum that focuses on grammar. We have a block schedule, so I think my kids should have a few minutes of each block to perfect their grammar.

    What do you use for the entire year? I have heard of Grammar Punk, but I know it is expensive. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :heart:
     
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  3. Mrs. K.

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    I’m using a set of warm-ups called Mechanics Instruction that Sticks to review with my seniors and keep them accountable. Very reasonably priced at $15 for the digital download: Https://gumroad.com/1/MITS2
     
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    I would do a mentor sentence - 1 per week. Then, each day I'd have the students do something different with the mentor sentence:

    1. Why does it work?
    2. How can you imitate the sentence?
    3. What happens if we change [this part]?
    4. What do you notice about this sentence?

    Post the mentor sentence with changes/errors:
    5. What's different? Does the sentence still work? Why or why not?

    Jeff Anderson wrote some great books on editing and grammar and I've successfully implemented his cycles using mentor sentences in a variety of grades.
    https://www.writeguy.net/professional-books/
     
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    I think that all attempts to improve grammar are worth the effort and time. When we speak or write, it is the first thing we show of ourselves, and in the case of writing, it may be the only chance anyone gets to make a favorable first impression.
     
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