Who is it for?
- 6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
- 7th Graders (12 to 13-year-olds)
- 8th Graders (13 to 14-year-olds)
Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for Middle School contains exactly the same lesson notes, lesson pages, overhead transparency pages, and Sentence Analysis Map (SAM) as appear in the original Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School edition, but Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for Middle School contains all new and different group practice sheets, individual practice sheets, tests, and writing connection pages.
Note: If you have already purchased Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School and you need new exercises, tests, and writing connection pages, but not the notes, lesson pages, and overhead transparency pages, you may want to download the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense PACKET instead of this book. But, if you want the whole package including the notes, lesson pages, overhead transparency pages, group practice sheets, individual practice, sheets, tests and writing connection pages, then this book is for you.
Remember the key to teaching grammar the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense way is to follow the steps in order. Do not move to the next step until you are absolutely sure your students have mastered the step on which they are working.
Also, remember to print the SAM sheets on the front and back of a single sheet of paper. Give each student a SAM sheet and allow him/her to use it on all exercises and tests.
After students have completed all the lessons in the book, they will be proficient in analyzing even the most lengthy compound-complex sentences. Students will be better writers because they will also have had practice in writing such sentences on their own.
If students tell you this stuff is easy or this stuff is fun, be sure to take it as a personal compliment. You have made it easy by skillfully teaching them to follow the 8 Simple Steps to Sentence Sense.
If this is your first introduction to Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, be sure to take a look at the edition designed for high school students and adults. The lesson notes, lesson practice sheets, and overhead projector sheets are exactly the same as in this middle school version of the book, but the group practice exercises, the individual practice exercises, the writing connection pages, and the tests are all different from those included in the middle school edition. In addition, the high school edition contains advanced steps to help students prepare for A.P. exams.