Make the learning stick!
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Poor grammar is everywhere...
...while it is funny....
...it's no wonder our kids are confused!
Writer, Eric Jensen says that we discard 98% of everything that comes into our brains.
What do you need to make a piece of velcro stick?
Telling is not teaching! One side of the velcro cannot stick!
Find someone to stick with & have a conversation.
A learner must be able to connect to what is being taught!
If the information is not meaningful, in other words relevant, to the learner, learning will not occur.
It makes no difference if it’s interesting, meaningful, or relevant to the teacher. It must be relevant to the student.
What was I supposed to remember again???
Connect to Prior Knowledge!
Growing pains are ok!
Chunk & Check!
How important is practice? It takes 24 times to acquire a skill!
Mix it up & spiral the practice!
It takes 20 hours of deliberate practice to show mastery!
Frequent retrieval is necessary!
Practice on the fly - Exit ticket
The Proper Noun Taboo Game
Watch your verbs! Align the work to the TEKS!
How are the students using the part of speech in context?
Highlight the grammar TEKS on the TVD for the grade you want to look at today.
Turn & Talk - Did you notice anything?
Let them discover!
What will you remember about that scary clip?
How is the suspenseful atmosphere created? What keeps you on the edge of your seat as you wonder what’s coming next? Will the experience be etched in your mind? If someone told you the ending would the experience be the same?
When we tell students what they need to know all or most of the time: It takes the excitement of discovery out of learning.
Discover Adjectives through mentor texts!
Ask students what they notice.
They can then quick write a description of their favorite place. Ask why they used the words they used. Name them adjectives.
Write your own description leaving out the adjectives & let them see the contrast.
Because learning doesn’t usually stick the first time, students need multiple opportunities and a variety of experiences that provide both the time and the context for the ideas to be internalized. All the studies show that we remember very little of what we read and a whole lot of what we do. In light of this research, which is more effective? Reading and lecturing or creating a real-world simulation?
USE THE STUDENTS' OWN WRITING TO TEACH & REINFORCE THE SKILLS!
Students need to do, to participate, and to create!
Give them an audience and you give them reason to produce quality work!
Allow them to contribute and/or manage the class blog.
The Grammar Olympics
Have the students create the games!
Gamify the Grammar!
Berry's Great Grammar Escape
It's not about what we are putting down, but about what they're picking up! (Berryism)
When students learn the material for themselves, it becomes their learning, not our teaching, and because it is their learning, they own it. They will remember it, they will be able to apply it, and they will be able to use it as the foundation for new learning and creating.