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Grammar Fun

Amanda Yates
Frostproof Middle Senior High School (Polk County Schools)


This is an ESOL unit for middle school students. Students learn about nouns, verbs, and adjectives in the target language. They spend time orally demonstrating knowledge of the patterns and rules governing using these words in oral language, as well as in written work. Each week, the focus will be on a certain part of speech. Students complete a small project at the end of each week to demonstrate their listening ability and their comprehension of the concepts through the target language. A formative assessment checklist is kept on each student throughout the three weeks and shared with students to show them areas that need improvement or are sufficient.


How can a student who knows little or no English, communicate appropriately with peers, both in and out of the classroom?


The planned duration of this activity is 15 days.

Associated Files

Instructional Overview (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Diagnostic (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Formative Assessment Checklist (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative 1 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative 2 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

Neat Nouns
This week long lesson is part 1 of a unit that teaches ESOL students about grammar. Students construct sentences using nouns, recognize nouns in listening activities, identify nouns, and present nouns from a song to the class.

Coping with Verbs
This ESOL lesson that is week 2 of a unit, gives a review of nouns, introduces verbs, helps students understand how verbs function in sentences, explains verb tenses, and gives visual/verbal/written practice with verbs.

Attractive Adjectives
This ESOL lesson, that is part 3 of a unit, reviews nouns and verbs, then introduces adjectives. Students learn to identify and use adjectives in sentences, identify them in listening activities, and review all three in a commercial.
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