Grammar: The Skunk at the Garden Party Article by Matthew M. Johnson with great tips for increasing engagement in grammar instruction. QuillConnect "Help your students advance from fragmented and run-on sentences to complex and well-structured sentences with Quill Connect. Using the evidence-based strategy of sentence combining, students combine multiple ideas into a single sentence. They then receive instant feedback designed to help them improve the clarity and precision of their sentences."
Communicates with Google Classroom. Activities are searchable by CCSS standard. Assign Activity Packs (pre-made or make your own!) to students all at once to save time. Diagnostic reports create personalized learning plans for students. Reports also allow you to clearly check for completion and see how students do on specific questions. Premium accounts provide much more detailed, standards-aligned reports.
NoRedInk Engaging grammar lessons in a variety of formats, practice activities, and quizzes. Build your own diagnostic assessment based on skills you choose, assign specific lessons to your class, or let the site suggest skills for students to practice based on diagnostic results. To use in its simplest form, just create a class and give students the code. When they join, they automatically have access to all the grammar topics - lessons and practice. So even if you don't use it in class, your students can use it as a study tool. If you want to assign specific lessons, you can post them directly to Google Classroom from NoRedInk. Regardless of how you use it, NoRedInk helps you track student performance and progress.
Punctuation Rules Resource through SAS Curriculum Pathways (CHS staff sign-up here) provides punctuation lessons, practice, and quizzes. Description from website: "Explore the most common punctuation marks and their uses. You'll learn the basic rules of punctuation; demonstrate the connection between punctuation and meaning; and provide specific words, phrases, and clauses to create sentences and apply punctuation. You can complete the quizzes to check your understanding."
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