Episode 240: Breakthroughs in Grammar Instruction: The 3 Must-Have Elements (Part 2) - EB Academics

Episode 240: Breakthroughs in Grammar Instruction: The 3 Must-Have Elements (Part 2)

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This episode of Teaching Middle School ELA is part two of a miniseries on breakthroughs in grammar instruction. We explore the three pillars of effective grammar instruction, which include effective direct instruction, engaging games, and application to writing. Approaching grammar instruction with a framework allows students to master the grammar standards and also apply these skills to their writing.

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  • [00:00:54] In this episode of the podcast, Caitlin and Jessica expand upon the three pillars of their approach to teaching grammar. 
  • [00:10:46] Caitlin and Jessica discuss the three pillars: direct instruction, engaging hands-on games, and rinsing and repeating activities throughout the year.
  • [00:22:12] Students can use an application to writing a checklist to improve grammar skills in their essays. The checklist includes a focus skill, quick instructions, and a challenge section.
  • [00:26:59] Teachers can use the EB grammar framework in the classroom to teach grammar concepts more effectively. This framework also helps students apply their new knowledge to their writing, which is ultimately the goal of teaching grammar.

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