Hands-On Grammar provides English learners and English-only students with comprehensive grammar instruction where students are not just learning grammar in an isolated context, but are using it to perform the functions of language, such as describing actions, expressing preferences, comparing and contrasting, classifying, and so forth.
With rich picture support, the activities maximize the capabilities of the SMART™ Notebook software and features of the interactive whiteboard so that teachers can get the most out of this technology. Activities are scaffolded to provide students with support, gradually releasing the responsibility to students with more demanding and challenging tasks.
Grammar instruction includes oral language development through the use of sentence frames. Open-ended activities allow all students to participate.
At the end of each unit, consolidate concepts and skills students have learned with fun games that the whole class can play. While having fun and competing as teams, students are also making use of their new skills, reinforcing grammatical rules, and practicing subject-verb agreement.
Writing extensions provide concrete ways for students to practice using grammar and to strengthen the new concepts they’ve learned. Each unit includes one or more writing extension that includes a writing sample as a model for students to follow..