Ready-to-Use English Workshop Activities for Grades 6-12

Ready-to-Use English Workshop Activities for Grades 6-12

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This unique resource gives middle and secondary school English teachers 180 high-interest activities that build studentsa€™ proficiency in the three major areas of the English curriculuma€”reading/literature, writing, and grammar. All the activities have been classroom tested, can be used with students of varying ability, and are effective as individual, group, or whole-class activities. For quick access and easy use, the activities are organized into 36 weekly packetsa€”each packet including five a€œDailiesa€a€”and printed in a big 8-1/4a€ x 11a€ lay-flat format for easy photocopying. Each a€œDailiesa€ activity begins with a well-written student passage followed by prompts that encourage students to examine the passage in terms of usage, stylistic devices, grammatical concepts, punctuation, and reading/literature skills. The activities require students to learn the rules that apply and to use the examples as springboards for their own writing. Youa€™ll find that these integrated a€œDailiesa€ activities are ideally flexible. They can be completed as a€œwarm-upsa€ at the beginning of class, as mini-reviews for more advanced students, or serve as walk-through activities or homework assignments for students who need reinforcement. Each activity will lead to inquiry and lively discussion as students analyze the model passage and learn to write effectively.76 aquot;Just Another Irony, verb tense, specific details for effect, hyphens, commas, Day at the Beachaquot; write a poem 77 aquot;Sugar ... interrupter, hyphen, humor, analogy, comparison, fact and opinion, write a personalized definition 84 aquot;Survival Guide Point of ... Dadsaquot; Introductory paragraph of essay, point of view, hook, coordinate adjective, appositive, subject of a paragraph, write an introduction 93 aquot;Mom vs.

Title:Ready-to-Use English Workshop Activities for Grades 6-12
Author:Mary Ellen Ledbetter
Publisher:Jossey-Bass - 2002-03-15


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