Teacher Review For Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips

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Diana N.
Classroom teacher
Sacred Heart Preparatory
Atherton, CA
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
I paste links into students' Google Docs as they are writing to provide a mini-lesson on a recurring error. Students get a chance to learn as they write, and I don't have to correct their mistakes after it's too late. Sometimes, if I see a particular error over and over again, I'll assign a lesson for homework. Some of my students have even subscribed to her weekly podcast.
My Take
Grammar Girl is quirky and fun, and my students love listening to her lessons on grammar (much more than they like my own!). She gives enough information that the students can build schema and have some context for WHY a particular rule is what it is. The examples she uses are accessible and often quite funny.