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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
    By analyzing Dear Abby's "rant" about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and "proper" language use are intertwined.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson
    Students review the basic conventions for using quotations from literature or references from a research project, focusing on accurate punctuation and page layout, then apply the conventions to their texts.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns
    Students engage in a brief writing assignment that concretely illustrates how language and gender stereotyping interact causally.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments
    Though teachers usually caution students against using sentence fragments, Edgar Schuster's work demonstrates that professional writers often use fragments effectively. This lesson helps students understand that there are reasons that they can and should use sentence fragments to become effective writers.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Choosing the Best Verb: An Active and Passive Voice Minilesson
    Students explore how active and passive voices are appropriate to different audiences. They examine online resources, and then draw conclusions about verb use, which they apply to their own writing.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    From Quantitative to Qualitative: Writing Descriptions of Data From Tables
    Students develop quantitative reasoning and critical thinking by analyzing descriptions tables for content, language, and organization with a particular focus on verb tense selection, and then writing descriptions of tables themselves.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills
    Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Semicolons and Swift: Analyzing Punctuation and Meaning
    This lesson will help punctuation make a mark on students as they read Jonathan Swift's work and analyze his use of punctuation.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles
    Students observe how language features vary when shifting from an informal to a formal style or vice versa. By engaging in style shifting in both speech and writing, students become aware of how we all change language styles depending on the contexts in which we are speaking or writing.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    The Passion of Punctuation
    Using published writers' texts and students' own writing, this unit explores emotions that are associated with the artful and deliberate use of commas, semicolons, colons, and exclamation points (end-stop marks of punctuation).

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