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How to Teach Grammar and Not Bore Your Midde and High Schoolers into a Coma

Middle and High School English teachers always run the risk of boring their students into comas when teaching grammar. Let's face it; commas, subject/verb agreement, and clauses aren't synonymous with fun. However, there are ways to spice up your grammar lessons in order to engage your students and turn grammar from dreadful to playful. Let's snore no more!
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How to Teach Grammar and Not Bore Your Midde and High Schoolers into a Coma
  • Jessica Akcinar says:
    Concordia University provides you with several ideas on how to make grammar more interesting to high school students. From involving them in the exercises, to using humor, to teaching in "color," these strategies are a sure way of making grammar fun for teens, as impossible as that may sound.
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    Jessica Akcinar says:
    This Pinterest collection by Pragmatic Mom offers pins on just about every grammar topic and includes memes, posters, sample lessons, Mad Libs, and foldables. It even throws in some classic but always relevant and fun School House Rock videos. This is a great tool to add to your grammar lesson tool belt.
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    Engaging Classroom Games for All Grades

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    Jessica Akcinar says:
    Bingo! This is just one of the interactive games included in the collection of nine activities by Rosshalde Pak, an education entrepreneur. All of these activities can be adapted to suit any grammar topic and will keep your students thoroughly engaged and asking for more.
  • Jessica Akcinar says:
    Grammar and vocabulary don't have to fit in a box. Erin McKean, a lexicographer, encourages students to use their creativity to create new words, just like Shakespeare did! This TedYouth video can be used as a lesson in usage, rhetoric, and etymology.
  • Jessica Akcinar says:
    Education World provides you with a list of five entertaining lessons which cover parts of speech, editing, and vocabulary. Your students will enjoy these games and activities so much that you'll want to adapt them to many other grammar topics as well.