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Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Fredonia, New York
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Dear Abby column from April 9, 2002, "Good Grammar is Sweet Music to Any Language-Lover's Ear"
- Grammar handbooks or Websites
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.
- Read the article "Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction" (Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn, 2006) to familiarize yourself with this particular rant and the authors' views on it.
- Secure Internet access or print the Dear Abby column, available online.
- Make one copy of the Grammar Pet Peeves Analysis Chart for each student, with the chart printed on both sides of the paper.
- Make one copy of the Grammar Pet Peeves Reflection Sheet for each student.
- Test the ReadWriteThink Notetaker on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.