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This interactive grammar notebook will cover material in a variety of ways for a semester. The specific items address common core standards for seventh and eighth grades, but will work for multiple grade levels and abilities. I created a crisp and clear "dots" design because older students often complain if material looks too young. Over 100 practice sentences are included.
Here is an overview of the contents:
* Student cover pages - three choices. * Sentence folds - small rectangles for students to cut, write sentences, and glue in their notebooks. * Verb mood sheets MINI-BOOK: sheets with graphics to help students visualize moods in verbs (can be printed separately, or used within an interactive notebook) * Phrase sheets: preposition, appositive, gerund, participial, infinitive with definitions * Phrase sheets: preposition, appositive, gerund, participial, infinitive withOUT definitions, for students to find examples * Verbal sheets: gerund, infinitive, and participial with definitions * Verbal sheets: gerund, infinitive, and participial withOUT definitions, for students to write their own examples * Verb mood sheets: imperative, indicative, subjunctive, interrogative, and conditional with definitions * Verb mood sheets: imperative, indicative, subjunctive, interrogative, and conditional withOUT definitions * Clause sheets: two versions - one of independent and dependent clauses and one of main and subordinate clauses for each class' terminology * Types of sentences sheets: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex with definitions * Types of sentences sheets: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex withOUT definitions * Subject and verb sheets: two versions - one of subject and verb and one of subject and predicate, dependent upon what students specifically need. (This is not typically taught with older students, but some students need to practice finding subject and verb before they understand types of sentences. These sheets are for that). * Three "cheat sheets" with definitions and shortcuts for fixing grammatical errors. * Seventh and eighth grade "I can" statements for common core standards. * Directions for use - includes pictures to show specifics for folding and gluing. * Inter-lapping pieces so that notebooks stay neat for all phrases, all clauses, and all types of sentences. * 3 cut and glue pieces with lift up flaps for verbals, types of sentences, and phrases vs. clauses. Use for definitions or examples.
You may not need to print all of these! I have included variations of images for you to provide choices for your students. Some are in color, and others in black and white.
The definition sheets have a spot for a student to write an example, perhaps a teacher-provided example. The sheets without definitions give students space to write their own examples, either self-invented or from literature. You can see examples of these in the thumbnails.
All sheets have "cut" lines that differentiate from the borders. Areas for "glue" and "front/back" are marked as well.
Also included are practice sentences to help meet the language standards for seventh and eighth grades. These sentences are on easy cut strips for students to cut and glue in notebooks. Answer key included.
* 10 sentences for students to correct the mood shifts. * 10 sentences for students to rewrite misplaced modifiers. * 10 sentences for students to identify as simple or compound. Students must also cut apart the independent clauses in the compound sentences. * 10 sentences for students to underline the dependent clause. * 10 sentences for students to identify as complex or compound-complex. * 10 sentences for students to identify as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex sentences. * 10 sentences for students to decide if adjectives are coordinate or not - and directions to add commas. * 10 sentences for students to identify the verbs as active and passive - and directions to change the passive voice to active. * 10 sentences for students to identify and label verbals. * 10 sentences for students to identify and label verbal phrases. * 10 sentences for students to find the gerund phrase and label its part in the sentence (subject, direct object, predicate noun, or object of the preposition)
The material for the Common Core is separate from the others - the standards are not on the actual materials. If you do not use the Common Core, you will not need to print these sheets.
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