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THE FUNDAMENTALS OF
GRAMMAR AND CONVENTIONS
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
To build a foundation for college and career readiness in language, students must gain command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics as well as learn other ways to use language to convey meaning effectively. A core tenet of The Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions is that the teaching of grammar and conventions is most successful when presented in context and not in isolation. This foundation explicitly aligns with Common Core Instructional Shifts that emphasize text-dependent classroom experiences.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN EACH
UNIT OF STUDY


  • Mentor Texts (6–10) and Shared Texts (4–6)
  • Common Core State Standards Alignment and Correlation Chart (LEARN MORE)
  • Program Introduction
  • Program Overview
  • Interactive Read-Aloud Lessons (8–12)
  • Mini-Lessons (10–13)
  • Reproducible Materials (Appendices)
  • Extension Activities
  • Assessments

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Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment

EXPLORE A LESSON
    The Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson
  • Page 1
  • Page 2
  • Page 3
An introductory explanation of what is being taught and why A list of materials teachers and students will need to complete the lesson, including the mentor text(s) and appendices that will be used In these three columns teachers read through and reference the mentor text while highlighting important skills students should notice, learn, and apply to their own reading and writing. Stage of the writing workshop with recommended time frame for instruction
A list of materials teachers and students will need to complete the lesson, including the mentor text(s) and appendices that will be used In these three columns teachers read through and reference the mentor text while highlighting important skills students should notice, learn, and apply to their own reading and writing.
The provides teachers with a variety of options to extend students' learning through practice activities in the Student Practice Packet; suggestions for reading, writing, or notebook extensions; and/or group or self-reflections. These activities are meant to encourage students to apply and practice their learning to other areas of language arts.
    The Mini-Lesson
  • Page 1
  • Page 2
  • Page 3
An introductory explanation of what is being taught and why A list of materials teachers and students will need to complete the lesson, including the mentor text(s) and appendices that will be used Teacher tells the students what is going to be taught and how it will help them as writers. Teacher demonstrates or models the skill or strategy by thinking aloud, revisiting mentor texts, and/or using shared texts.
An introductory explanation of what is being taught and why Teacher demonstrates or models the skill or strategy by thinking aloud, revisiting mentor texts, and/or using shared texts. Teacher restates the skill or strategy, why it is imoportant, and how it connects to students' independent writing.
Ways to extend teaching, including support for ELL/LEP students, ideas for home-school connections, Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions connections, and follow-up lessons. The provides teachers with a variety of options to extend students' learning through practice activities in the Student Practice Packet; suggestions for reading, writing, or notebook extensions; and/or group or self-reflections. These activities are meant to encourage students to apply and practice their learning to other areas of language arts.

PROGRAM AUTHORS
Educational Director

LEAD WRITERS

Director of Professional Development
Senior Program Developer
Content Editor
Grammar Curriculum Writer
Grammar Curriculum Writer
Grammar Curriculum Writer
Grammar Curriculum Writer

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS

Senior Editor
Senior Editor
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