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Grammar Matters in Middle School

Grammar is an important subject to teach in school and middle schoolers need intensive grammar as much as primary students do. The resources in this collection are ones that I find especially useful in teaching grammar to my eighth graders, however most of these resources can be used at any grade level.
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Grammar Matters in Middle School
  • The author says:
    Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas--superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
  • Alexa Dunn says:
    These five reading strategies are ones I use all year long with eighth graders. This excellent article outlines step-by-step instruction for guiding middle school and high school students through a difficult text using close reading strategies. Detailed examples of the strategies using classic novels are provided.
  • Alexa Dunn says:
    Tons of free grammar games are linked here including categories such as parts of speech, punctuation, and sentence writing. Some games require technology while others do not.
  • Alexa Dunn says:
    This limited web page provides instruction on tough grammar subjects that middle schoolers often struggle with in a humorous light. Some topics include semicolons, who vs. whom, and commonly misspelled words.
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    Alexa Dunn says:
    Help students improve their grammar and writing skills through a fun, interactive site that accentuates various concepts. This versatile tool can be used on the iPad and is integrated with Edmodo as well.
  • Alexa Dunn says:
    Three rap songs featuring a specific grammar concept can be found here. The lyrics are catchy and great for middle school review!
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