Category Archive: GUMS

“But I don’t have time to teach grammar!”

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Ever feel like you need more time for grammar instruction, but just can’t seem to find the time? That’s certainly how my colleagues and I feel. Hence, one of them went off on… Continue reading

The Hunt for Dashes

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Mentoring: Dashes Originally uploaded by teachergal I strategized a bit today about how to help my student understand how to use dashes. I used the About.com piece (that I referenced in my previous… Continue reading

Dashing Around to Find Dashes

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During Family-Teacher Conferences, one of my students mentioned that she wanted to know “what that line was” that Harper was using throughout Just Grace, a book I lent her. I figured she meant… Continue reading

Grammar Instruction Can Be Fun!

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Grammar puzzles many kids. There are a myriad of reasons for this, which can range from being an English Language Learner to having a lack of direct instruction with regard to the teaching… Continue reading

Blogs & Grammar

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Two months ago Pati, one of the Slice of Life Regulars, left this comment on one of our posts: As I have been working on this “Slice of Life Challenge,” while writing my… Continue reading