Using colored cards for sentence formation activities

Using colored index cards (or writing in different colored markers on white paper) can be extremely helpful in illustrating grammatical concepts. The color coding of the cards helps with keeping the parts of the sentences identifiable. For more complicated concepts, start by simply working on phrases until the student is comfortable. Then, add additional words […]

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Uses of THAT

That is a word that, more often than not, leaves teachers baffled when asked for its definition; yet, it is one of the most common words in the English language. (did you notice the use of it in the previous sentence?) Often times, that can be used or left out entirely. In other cases, it […]

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Verb Tense Tutorial

Visit this website for fill in the blank verb tense exercises that provide immediate feedback. The activities can easily be printed as screen shots, or use them in classrooms with internet connections. Verb Tense Tutorial

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Pesky Grammar FAQs

Use these links to find answers to all of those pesky grammar questions you and your students have: Dr. Grammar Grammar Girl Purdue Owl Guide to Grammar and Writing Writers Workshop Grammar Handbook English Grammar and Punctuation Guide  

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Teaching Future Tenses to Intermediate Learners

The following article comes directly from the Cambridge Grammar and Beyond Newsletter. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here. One challenge of teaching intermediate grammar is that students have seen it before.  In particular, students have knowledge and experience with the basic tenses. The goal for intermediate levels, then, is not to start at the […]

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