On this episode of Teaching Middle School ELA, we are excited to kick off the month of August with our listeners as we delve into the world of grammar and back-to-school topics. In this first episode of our two-part series, we will explore breakthroughs in grammar instruction and provide practical tips for implementation that will bring both rigor and engagement to your classroom.
Tune in now to hear:
- [00:02:07] On this episode, Caitlin and Jessica discuss common challenges with teaching grammar.
- [00:04:09] Teaching grammar to middle schoolers is challenging due to terminology, rules, irregular words, lack of student interest, and grading difficulties.
- [00:08:49] Listeners will hear all about the three pillars of the EB Grammar Framework, which include direct instruction, fun hands-on practice, and application to writing. These pillars aim to make grammar instruction effective and enjoyable for students.
- [00:13:33] Using games in teaching adds excitement and engagement, but direct instruction is still necessary for learning and application.
- [00:21:19] Using a proven framework for teaching grammar helps eliminate confusion for students.
Join the waitlist for our EB Grammar Program: https://www.ebteacher.com/eb-grammar-program-waitlist
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