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The Importance Of Proper Grammar In Daily Life

This lesson plan can be adapted to all grades of basic education and secondary education. Students may use the resources of BrainPOP to explore the importance of grammar with examples from real life. They will identify and analyze the rules of grammar and can create a fun review game to reinforce their skills.

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Goals:

Explain the importance of proper grammar in daily life.

Identify and analyze the basic rules of grammar.

Create a fun review game to reinforce the skills of students.

Materials:

Computer and projector to navigate in group, BrainPOP.

Cataloguing data for each student or pair of students.

Optional also have mobile devices with access to the application of BrainPOP.

Vocabulary:

Adverbs, antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, parts of speech, conjunctions, etymologies, interjections, pronouns, punctuation, roots, prefixes, suffixes, subject, predicate nouns and capitalization.

Preparation:

This lesson plan can be used as a grammar review activity throughout the school year. You can use any film grammar related to the curriculum. (You can find a list of all movies Grammar in BrainPOP section of Spanish or the list of films in BrainPOP teachers).

You can also make students use resources BrainPOP on their mobile devices using the application BrainPOP (which is free). Thus, they can explore the film, making the questionnaire and review the answers. We recommend that students use the application in pairs to encourage discussion and collaboration.

In this lesson plan students will take a game to review the rules of grammar. You can teach additional topics and see other BrainPOP movies to complement the game. At the end of the school year, they have created a way to review all issues Grammar seen during the course.

Process:

To start, do the following question: Why is it important to have a proper grammar? Make your students to share their views and experiences in pairs or in open debate. Once completed, ask the class to think and create a game to better understand the use of language and grammar. Students mentioned that whenever an issue is reviewed the game will be played and new questions will be added together.

BrainPOP movie shows a grammar-related curriculum or curriculum unit of your grade.

With support from the projector or interactive whiteboard, solves the questionnaire of the film in preparation for game creation. We recommend using the questionnaire review. This questionnaire asks only change until you select the correct answer. Shows a question at a time and promotes discussion among students. To indicate your answer, students can raise their hand. In case of disagreement, it allows students to share their views.

Students must create individually or in teams a question of grammar based on a theme of a film BrainPOP. The question should be directed to a real - life example related to the rules of grammar present in the film. Students should write the questions on the front of the bibliographic record and the correct answer on the back. If necessary, you can make multiple choice questions.

Some examples of questions about grammar:

In the sentence "Tim and Moby ran quickly to avoid the rain," what is the adverb?

Which of the following words is a synonym for "wise"? Ignorant, sap, cultured, wise.

Of the following words, what should not be written in capital letters? Peru, Israel, Guatemala, San Antonio.

What personal pronoun would agree in gender and number with "Cati and Rita"? She, Our, Ellas, Suya.

Collect the cards in the game and make sure the questions are appropriate and relevant. If the answers are incorrect or unclear, corrected by the asker or open the topic for discussion with the whole class as they play.

Divide the class into two teams to compete with each other. Read each question aloud and take turns for teams to respond. Assign one point for each correct answer and gives an extra point if they explain the reason for that answer. Another way to play is to have the entire class competing to see how many questions you can answer without mistakes. Invite a volunteer to keep track on the board.

When the game ends, discusses the classroom experience through the following thoughts: What questions did you think more? What were the most difficult questions to answer? Why?

Check the initial question: Why is it important to have a proper grammar? Have students share their ideas. See if they changed their minds after seeing the film BrainPOP and get involved in the game.

Extra activity:

After seeing other BrainPOP movies, make students repeat the process of creating questions for the game. Questions can be used as the "exit pass" for rest. Stir new questions with old and plays the game of grammar periodically throughout the year as a form of review.

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