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VIDEO sample, Grammar Lesson 4:

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Lesson Planning Aid

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Lesson Titles

UNIT 1

Tell Me a Story
The Journal of Prof. Gunther Von Steuben
Themestorm
Sentencing
Personally Placed Things
Painted Personally Placed Things
Explosive Words
Wildly Explosive Words
Fightin’ Words
Super Guaco Taco
Groupies
Opinionating

UNIT 2

The Poetry of Poetry
Acrostics
Cinquains
Haiku
Haiku Too
The Limerick
The Five W’s
Everyman
Spiraling
Astounding Strategies
Astounding Outlines
Astounding Paragraphs

UNIT 3

Dear Mr. President
Dear Editor
Dear Reader
Short Change
Short Heroes
Short Outlines
Showing Character
Showing Problems
Showing Change
Ramping Up
Circularity
The Moral of the Story

UNIT 4

The First Two Layers
The Third Layer
The Fourth Layer
What You Know
The Truth about Truth
Blog O’Sphere
Exaggeration
Repetition
Timing
Steampunk Gun
Cinnamon Popcorn
Going Places

UNIT 5

Hard Questions
Inside Your Head
Slice n Dice
Story Patterns
Conflict
Human Heroes
Dropping Eaves
Dueling Words
Great Openings
What’s a Meta For?
Zap Pow
Parting Words

UNIT 6

Senryu
Found Me a Poem
The Chains of Free Verse
What’s a Ballad?
Ghosts n Heroes
Story Poems
Headlines
Benefits
Call to Action
Revising for Theme
Putting it Together
Publishing

GRAMMAR LESSONS

Kinds of Sentences
Subjects and Predicates
Run Ons and Fragments
Parts of Speech
That was Tense
Subject/Verb Agreement
Subject Pronouns
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Comma Chameleon
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks

 

 

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