Daily Grammar Practice Teacher Guide Grade 8

Daily Grammar Practice Teacher Guide Grade 8

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Grades: 8

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The teacher guide includes instructions, reproducible materials, answer keys, and more. Daily Grammar Practice is a 30-week curriculum.

Category Description for Daily Grammar Practice (2nd Ed.):

This series has a very simple premise: grammar doesn't have to be difficult - it can be learned (and retained!) through daily exercises that are highly effective but very unintimidating. Teachers will need to spend a few moments familiarizing themselves with the approach, but once that is understood, the daily exercises shouldn't take more than a few minutes. The course is organized into 30 5-day weeks, for a total of 150 days of grammar practice. Students work with the same sentence for a period of a week.

The consumable (permission is not given to reproduce any pages) Student Workbook has two sections. The first section briefly teaches and explains all of the grammar rules as they will be used on each day of the week. The second section contains the daily exercises - one week per page (these exercises really are quick!)

For example, for the first section in Grade 3: Monday is always noun, pronoun, adjective, preposition, conjunction, and interjection; Tuesday is always simple and complete subject, simple and complete predicate/verb, and adverb; Wednesday is always clauses, sentence types, and sentence purpose; Thursday is always capitalization, apostrophe, underlining/italicizing, quotation marks and commas; and Friday is always writing your own sentence using the specific grammar rules provided for that week. In Grade 11: Monday is parts of speech; Tuesday is sentence parts and phrases; Wednesday is clauses and sentence types; Thursday is punctuation and capitalization; and Friday is diagramming.

The Teacher Guide includes: background on the DGP method; instructions on how to best implement this method; reproducible help pages and marking guides; the answer pages; reproducible quiz templates, pretests and check sheets; and a program scope and sequence. Easy to use in both home and classroom settings (this is the secular version). ~ Zach

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How Does Daily Grammar Practice Work?

The key to Daily Grammar Practice is its organization. Most methods are organized by concept--a lesson on nouns, a lesson on verbs. Daily Grammar Practice pulls all the concepts together so students always see the big picture. Daily Grammar Practice is also daily. Other "daily" grammar programs require students to apply grammar skills by correcting errors in sentences. However, students can't apply what they don't understand.

Daily Grammar Practice helps students understand the basics of grammar and mechanics so that they can get the most out of lessons in usage and writing. Daily Grammar Practice works like a daily grammar vitamin. It gives students one sentence per week to work with. Each day, students have a different task to accomplish with the week's sentence. At the beginning of each class, you go over the day's assignment.

Students correct any errors they have made and ask any questions they may have. You explain any new concepts that the sentence presents. The whole process takes a couple of minutes, and you're ready to move on with class. Students learn through daily repetition and discovery. You don't have to do any other grammar exercises--ever. You may be wondering how students can possibly learn everything they need to know about grammar and mechanics with only one sentence per week. Here's why:

1. Less is more. They really take these sentences apart and understand every aspect of them.

2. Concepts are broken into small parts, but the program is organized in a way that allows students to see how all of the parts fit together. Concepts are then revisited on a daily basis so that they aren't forgotten.

3. The sentences they're working with aren't just random sentences. They're intentionally loaded with specific concepts at specific times. They start simple and get increasingly difficult. Concepts that students should have mastered at their grade level appear in early sentences and appear often. More difficult concepts appear later.

Category Description for Grammar Practice & Review:

These materials focus on grammar practice and offer little to no grammar instruction.

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I have started this program and need the answer keys.
Alicia K on Oct 5, 2021
I'll be teaching 8th grade in the future.
Jennifer C on Jun 9, 2020
I have started this program and need the answer keys.
Alicia K on Oct 5, 2021
recommended from a friend to improve fluency
Rebecca C on Sep 28, 2021
I'll be teaching 8th grade in the future.
Jennifer C on Jun 9, 2020
I chose this item for summer review and practice.
Jeannette A on May 30, 2020
To help teach this at home
Ana M on Mar 29, 2020
I have used it before ad it works.
Eileen T on Oct 21, 2019
This type of daily practice is a wonderful way to continually strengthen traditional grammar techniques that many teachers simply do not have the time to devote entire units to, but need the students to learn.
Sara G on Jul 23, 2019
It is apart of our curriculum.
Hayle S on Jul 20, 2018
Recommended by fellow teacher
Shelia R on Mar 28, 2018
To include in my language arts classroom. To help students learn grammar. To learn how to teach grammar.
Tynisha H on Dec 20, 2017
I have used several different grammar programs and this is my favorite. It is thorough, quick and reviews constantly. All my children (4) have been retaining and understanding better than with anything else I have tried.
Denise Y on Jun 15, 2017
To aid in improving my students grammar skills.
Eileen D on Feb 7, 2017
It looked like a good overall workbook to teach mechanics and not be too daunting for teens who do not like language/English.
Jen L on Sep 27, 2016
I needed a daily practice that explained and reinforced the concepts in a clear way. This program is short, but thorough. I liked the author's description of "taking your vitamin every day, rather than the whole bottle".
Tracy H on Jul 20, 2016
recommended from a friend to improve fluency
Rebecca C on Sep 28, 2021
I chose this item for summer review and practice.
Jeannette A on May 30, 2020
Is this an PDF or do I have to wait on it to be delivered?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a physical book not a PDF.
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I was silly and assumed I didn't need the Teacher Guide because I was so smart in school 25 years ago. After a few weeks of failed attempts in grading my kid's DGP, I ordered this Teacher Guide. It is a complete necessity, and well worth the expense.
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