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No-Glamour® Grammar 2
Ages: 8-14   Grades: 3-9

The activities in this book target grammar skills in a variety of ways that help learners with language disorders "get it."  Use matching, puzzle completion, word searches, fill-in-the-blank, repairing errors, and other formats to keep student interest high.

 

Outcomes

  • Learn 15 parts of speech and use them in grammatically correct sentences
  • Boost receptive, expressive, and written language
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You get over 250 activities and a pre- and posttest for each unit.  Most of the activity sheets focus on one target skill, allowing for in-depth practice.  Other sheets combine skills for practice and reinforcement.  The directions and formats have less structure than those in No-Glamour Grammar, which provides a nice transition for students who need additional practice.

The units cover these areas:

  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs (present, past, and future tense; irregular verbs, helping verbs, and subject-verb agreement)
  • Phrase and sentence completion and word order
  • Plurals
  • Adjectives
  • Possessives
  • Adverbs
  • Negatives/Contractions
  • Prepositions
  • Questions
  • Prefixes/Suffixes

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Components
320 pages, pretests/posttests, answer key
  • Students are unlikely to formulate and comprehend complex syntax unless such linguistic forms are included in their experiences and convey authentic, complex meanings (ASHA, 2001).
  • In contrast to spoken language, written language is a more concrete, permanent modality for working on sentence structure (ASHA, 2001).
  • Children with language disorders often struggle with expository text and produce shorter and grammatically simpler sentences (Nippold, Mansfield, & Billow, 2007).
  • Language issues that underlie and support the school curriculum need to be addressed (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
  • Grammar instruction should be salient and functional for students to use these targeted forms in everyday conversations (Fey, Long, & Finestack, 2003).

No-Glamour Grammar 2 incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.

References

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2001). Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists with respect to reading and writing in children and adolescents [Guidelines]. Retrieved November 25, 2009, from www.asha.org/docs/pdf/GL2001-00062.pdf

Fey, M.E., Long, S.H., & Finestack, L.H. (2003). Ten principles of grammar facilitation for children with specific language impairments. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12, 3-15.

Nippold, M.A., Mansfield, T.C., & Billow, J.L. (2007). Peer conflict explanations in children, adolescents, and adults: Examining the development of complex syntax. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 179-188.

Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech and language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.

Author(s)

Diane M. Hyde

Biography

Diane M. Hyde, M.S., Ed. Specialist, is a resource teacher at Goose Creek CISD in Baytown, Texas.  Throughout the years, she has served as a speech-language pathologist, a regular and special educator, a coordinator of education for exceptional children, a regional state consultant, and a teacher of undergraduate and graduate studies at both Livingston University and Mississippi State University.  She has also done numerous workshops concerning special education on the local, district, and state levels.  Diane has received several awards for her work with exceptional children and their families, including the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, the Outstanding Educator Award, and the Outstanding Citizen Award.  Diane has also written No-Glamour Vocabulary.

Introduction

No-Glamour Grammar 2 was developed with one idea in mind—to provide additional materials for students learning grammar concepts and skills.  The variety of activity sheets reinforces target skills and gives students practice applying their knowledge.  These sheets also allow students to improve their language skills in the context of interesting and varied activities as they simultaneously develop grammar competency.  Students will be able to make a connection between your instructional lessons and these practice sheets.

Most of the activity sheets focus on one target skill, allowing for in-depth practice.  Other sheets combine skills for practice and reinforcement.

No-Glamour Grammar 2 covers:

  • nouns
  • pronouns
  • verbs (regular, irregular, helping)
  • phrases and sentences (sentence completion, word order)
  • plurals
  • adjectives
  • possessives
  • adverbs
  • negatives/contractions
  • prepositions
  • questioning
  • prefixes/suffixes

There is also a pre- and posttest for each unit.

The activity sheets in No-Glamour Grammar 2 can be used in any teaching environment, including traditional classrooms, rooms with task grouping, learning centers, and individual programming.

Diane