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Common Writing Errors - 20 top grammatical writing errors - rules, correct usage and short tasks

Common Writing Errors - 20 top grammatical writing errors - rules, correct usage and short tasks

Contents This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It is fully editable so that you can change examples to suit your audience if you wish. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) 11. Affect vs Effect 12. Assure, Ensure, Insure 13. Proper use of Commas 14. Using ‘s’ to show plural and possessive (the difference) 15. Passed vs past 16. Weather vs whether 17. A vs An 18. Capitalisation in Sentences 19. Farther vs further 20. Compliment vs complement   How to Use this Resource This resource contains 20 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm Up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
biowriterab
NOUN PHRASES: HANDOUT

NOUN PHRASES: HANDOUT

A compact review of Noun Phrases organized for quick referencing. A handout that explains the structure and properties of Noun Phrases with examples. It also includes a rubric for assessment. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reference material to remind the learners about the formation and usage of noun phrases, thereby helping them to enhance their language and writing skills.
john421969
NOUN PHRASES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

NOUN PHRASES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

A resource that contains 5 worksheets with answers on Noun Phrases. It includes worksheets on identifying them, stating their type, and using them in sentence structure. Teachers can use these to enhance the sentence construction skills of the learners when it comes to writing.
john421969
Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

This 22 page PDF file is ideal for follow up work after reading Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans.There are a selection of writing, drawing and research tasks all in black and white. These tasks can be printed out individually for differentation or as a complete workbook for each child. They have a similar format to my Roald dahl resources. Activities include: Descriptive and creative writing, creating poetry, writing news broadcast scripts, diary entries, book reviews, favourite characters and research skills working with a partner to create factfiles. A fact sheet all about Zeus is included with vocabulary tasks attached. There are also a couple of drawing activities for the less able child.
teachercellar
NOUN CLAUSE: HANDOUT

NOUN CLAUSE: HANDOUT

A compact review of noun clause organized for quick referencing. A handout that describes and states the components of the noun clause with examples. It also includes a rubric for assessment. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reference material to remind the learners about the formation and usage of noun clauses, thereby helping them to enhance their language and writing skills.
john421969
NOUN CLAUSE WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

NOUN CLAUSE WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

A resource that contains 5 worksheets with answers on Noun Clauses. It includes worksheets on identification, structuring, and usage of noun clauses. Teachers can use these to enhance the sentence construction skills of the learners when it comes to writing.
john421969
English / Literacy: 'The Playground' Story Structure Writing Activity

English / Literacy: 'The Playground' Story Structure Writing Activity

'The Playground' starts with the opening line: Everything stopped, everything a statue all around me. Frozen in time. This lesson resource gets children to brainstorm and write the rest of the story using their own imagination, using the above opening line and a playground photograph as stimuli. The objective and success criteria are: To write a complete story Success Criteria: * My story has a beginning, middle and end * The events of my story flow and make sense * I can engage the reader using description / feelings / varied sentences The lesson presentation is in Smartboard format with detailed, engaging slides which promote talk partner discussion, teacher modelling, an independent white board task, clear objectives and plenary. It can easily be adapted for different KS2 year groups and a different writing focus other than story structure, e.g. tense, sentence starters, grammar or vocabulary.
stephgrimes86
Introducing the "Passive Voice" (1)

Introducing the "Passive Voice" (1)

Basic rules for Upper elementary and Intermediate students. 4 different types of exercises graded in terms of complexity. First, students match the active verbs forms with the corresponding passive forms, then they read a piece of news taken today from Yahoo and cross the wrong verb form out. They rewrite sentences in the passive and, finally, they write sentences in both voices - active and passive - from prompts. 2nd in the series
Olynj
Grammar Focus

Grammar Focus

Grammar Focus - is divided into seven themes, each of which involve reading and comprehension tasks. A story is presented within each theme and is designed to be the focal point for introducing various aspects of grammar, such as the use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, apostrophes, plurals, punctuation, synonyms, antonyms, plurals, collective nouns, homophones and tenses. Also included are word games such as Word Bingo, Spot the Difference, crosswords and word searches. This is a Photocopy Master ebook (64 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format. Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications. Author: Ed Connor
edubooks
Grammar terms posters

Grammar terms posters

I use these posters in a variety of ways but often only displaying a few - not all. For older children, I often use this as a reading activity or grammar recap. I give them a small version A6 version (photocopy shrunk) to stick in their books then they have to either find examples in books or write their own. For younger children, I keep the appropriate terms A4 size and use a group or whole class activity with them drawing and writing further examples. For year 6 I used to give them to partners in a pack and they did oral tests to see if the other person could give examples of the random term selected.
joymears