ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Fredonia, New York
- Published Comments
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.
- Post a Comment
Have you tried this lesson? If so, what worked well for you? Did you make any changes? Do you have different resources to recommend? Share your thoughts here.
- Send Us Feedback
We are always working to improve our content. Please contact us to share your thoughts about this lesson plan, including any concerns or suggestions.