Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

This Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics writing prompt also includes:

If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph structure, editing and proofreading, and topic sentences in body paragraphs, the packet is an important addition to your grammar toolbox.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Hand out page 43 (a list of editing marks) for learners to keep in their language arts binder for reference
  • Use exercises as warm-up activities before your grammar lesson for the day
  • Include relevant worksheets in a homework packet for your class to practice at home
  • Use the activities as assessments for skills you are covering in language arts
Classroom Considerations
  • The packet doesn't have a table of contents, so it's difficult to organize, but the materials are very good
  • Some worksheets include answer keys at the bottom of the page; consider covering the answers up before copying the worksheey
  • Covers a vast array of grammar concepts and lessons
  • Worksheets are effective on their own or as a unit all together
  • Each exercise is versatile for your curriculum
  • None