I’m all about later sunsets, but why can’t daylight saving time happen at 2 p.m. on a Friday? Yup, clocks spring forward in the U.S. an hour tomorrow. Super.
This week’s videos:

1.  MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar practice):

Click here for a semester-long set of these MUG bell-ringer slides:

2. Words on Wednesday – SAT-level vocabulary:

Click here for a semester-long set of these vocabulary bell-ringer slides:

3. Freestyle Friday – S.A.T. essay advice:

Click here to grab this S.A.T. essay slide deck and practice essay materials:

Teach on, everyone!

Intro. joke credit/shout-out to Matt Sohinki, @Sohinki on Twitter.
Blueprint background image credit: Pixabay, Public domain.


Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Hello: Our school is going to start a grammar program 9-12 and we are looking for a program that we can use in order to not reinvent the wheel. We need basic grammar and sentence structure before we can use your fix-it lessons which are amazing. Please let me know. Thank you, Carol


  2. Thanks so much for checking in with me, Carol! I haven’t found a single comprehensive program that I love, so I tend to customize my grammar instruction based on my individual student’s needs. By the time kids arrive in our high school classes, they’ve likely been taught the fundamentals repeatedly in their elementary and middle school classes. I figure if the basics haven’t stuck by now, a different approach is needed – one that’s personalized to each student’s unique needs.

    I talk more about that approach here: https://youtu.be/RY58OddW-T4

    I also like Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) resources as I gather materials to use with my students. The school offers free printables and lots of good examples. Here’s where I’d start with that: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl_exercises/index.html

    I know this isn’t exactly what you’re searching for, but it’s what’s worked in my world. If you do find an amazing comprehensive program that gets high school students enthused to master these concepts, please let me know. I know lots of folks who are looking for that unicorn! 🙂


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