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Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves

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Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Susan Spangler

Susan Spangler

Fredonia, New York

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Russell Pirkle

January 15, 2012

I used this to create my mock lesson for my English materials and methods class. It was a lot of fun telling all of these prescriptive grammar extremists about grammar prejudice.
I incorporated an exercise in which the students paired up and wrote dialogues in which one character presented a problem and the other gave advice. Also, one character's speech had to include as many grammar errors as possible, while the other character's included none. They performed the dialogues out loud, and had listener response forms for tallying the grammar errors and rating the performances.
I also in my lecture made a comparison between the problem/solution structure of the advice column and the conflict/resolution structure of narrative fiction. It occurred to me later that Pygmalion would be a good text to include in this same unit.
They loved the lesson, and I felt it was a great way to teach grammar, reading, writing, and oral. And to teach both fluency and critical thinking.
Thank you. This was my first ever high school teaching experience, and it was so much fun.

 

 

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