<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=429067917235070&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Mobile Toggle
SC_logo.png  Log In
featured-post-temp.jpg

Grammar Fir Tree Activity (3–8)

In this grammar activity, each part of the tree, and its decorations, coincide with a part of speech or punctuation marks... Continue Reading

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ideas To Get Students Writing Every Day

One of the most efficient ways to improve student writing is to write daily. To ensure writing occurs daily in my classroom I've implemented the quickwrite strategy. A quickwrite is a literacy strategy that can be used across all subject areas to develop writing fluency... Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Professional Development: What “Counts” As Writing?

Last summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to work as a Teacher Consultant with the Wyoming Writing Project and co-presented a session on “Reading & Writing as Argument” at the University of Wyoming. The audience was composed of both elementary and secondary teachers. One anchor chart that was presented asked: What counts as writing?... Continue Reading

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reflection on NCTE 2014

The National Council of Teachers of English annual conference concluded just before Thanksgiving in Washington, D.C. I had the wonderful opportunity to take Bradley, my oldest son... Continue Reading

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Tips for Revising Sentences Grammar & Writing Tip Sheet (6–12)

Helping your students learn to write clear, concise sentences using fewer words is an important part of grammar instruction! Wordiness not only obscures ideas, but causes readers to become frustrated. Here are five strategies (with examples) that students can use to revise their wordy sentences. Continue Reading

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beverly's Monthly Article: Teaching Meaningful Revision to Deepen Students' Writing

Teachers understand that revision is an integral part of the writing process. Revision is the stage in which students grow as writers, readers, and thinkers... Continue Reading

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Grammar Mini Lesson: Parts of a Friendly Letter (3–5)

I use letters in every class in a variety of ways. High school and middle school students can write letters to their teachers, introducing themselves. Upper elementary students can write a formal letter to a favorite author, and primary students can write friendly informal letters about the weather. Continue Reading

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How Literacy Coaches Can Support Teachers in Teaching ACT Test Prep

Many people like surprises. With the end of summer vacation, a surprise might be waiting for teachers at their school in the form of ACT®* scores. For students who tested in the spring, scores are being released to schools in August.

Continue Reading

CG Teaching Strategies Test-taking, CG Teaching Strategies Pro Dev Resources, CG SAT and ACT Test Prep

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

ACT Test-Taking Strategies: Tips for Taking the ACT Writing Test

Newness is often a theme that accompanies springtime. Since last September, ACT has been working on changes to its writing prompts. This spring, the redesigned writing prompts will be released to students. Even though the writing prompts have a slightly different focus, many of the ACT test-taking strategies remain the same.

Continue Reading

CG Lessons 9-12, CG SAT and ACT Test Prep

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Prepare for the SAT®* with Sentence Completion Worksheets

Spotlighting skills every day is one way teachers can support a grammar-rich environment and prepare students for exams! The critical reading section of the SAT has two types of questions: sentence completions and passage-based reading.

Continue Reading

CG Lessons 9-12, CG SAT and ACT Test Prep

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Prepare for the ACT®* with Subject-Verb Agreement Practice Worksheets

Spotlighting skills every day is one way teachers can support a grammar-rich environment and prepare students for exams! Subject-verb agreement is a skill assessed by the ACT suite of tests. Help your students prepare for the ACT test by reviewing some of the trickier subject-verb agreement scenarios. With subject-verb agreement practice, students will feel confident in identifying and correcting almost every subject-verb agreement error they encounter.

Continue Reading

CG SAT and ACT Test Prep

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SAT®* Grammar Practice Worksheet: Precise Words

Word choice and precision in writing is a skill assessed by the SAT suite of tests. When students feel confident in using concrete, specific words rather than abstract, general ones, it will show in their writing. Precise word choice increases the clarity of writing. Help students prepare for the SAT test and review choosing precise wording with my printable worksheets. Use my grammar worksheets to ensure consistent repetitions of the types of sentences students will see on the ACT, SAT, and their suite of assessments.

Continue Reading

CG SAT and ACT Test Prep

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ACT®* Test Grammar Practice: Choosing Correct Words

Word choice is emphasized in writing and in literature. Teachers read passages aloud from F. Scott Fitzgerald because of the wonderful language choices the author has made. Word choice and precision in writing is a skill assessed by the ACT suite of tests.

Continue Reading

CG Teaching Strategies Test-taking, CG Lessons 9-12, CG SAT and ACT Test Prep

Bev_Chin_Core_Grammar_126x154

Grammar and Writing tips from our expert Dr. Beverly Ann Chin!

Learn more >>

Tiffany_Rehbein_Core_Grammar_126x154

Grammar and writing tips from
our fabulous expert Tiffany.
With monthly articles from Dr. Beverly Ann Chin!

Learn More >>

Activity

Grammar Mini Lesson: Subject Pronouns, Grades 3–5

Grammar-Exercises

Common Core Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Standardly Yours: Pronouns, Grades 6–12

Grammar-Exercises

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Standardly Yours: Pronouns, Grades 6–12

Grammar-Exercises

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Grammar Mini Lesson: Subject Pronouns, Grades 3–5

Grammar-Exercises

Common Core Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Standardly Yours: Pronouns, Grades 6–12

Grammar-Exercises

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Standardly Yours: Pronouns, Grades 6–12

Grammar-Exercises

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Rhyme Time Phonics Activity, Grades K–2

download now

 

Common Core Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

5 Tips for Revising Sentences, Grades 6–12

download now

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

The Big 3 Comma Rules, Grades 3–12

download now

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Grammar Mini Lesson: Subject Predicates, Grades 3–5

Grammar-Exercises

Common Core Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Standardly Yours: Parallel Structures, Grades 6–12

Grammar-Exercises

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Activity

Standardly Yours: Parallel Structures, Grades 6–12

Grammar-Exercises

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Common Core Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Common Core Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Tip Sheet

Grammar Certificate,
Grades K–6

Grammar-Worksheets

Common Core Grammar for Writing

>> Featured Product <<

Subscribe Via Email

Subscribe to the Core Grammar Blog