Category Archives: 2-B K-12 Grammar That Transfers with MAISA Units

K-12 Grammar That Transfers with MAISA Units – March 2016

We had some practical applications of grammar instruction in this session.  We started right off with experiencing a lesson created through the inspiration of our very book “Mechanically Inclined.”  That lesson can be found here.  Then we experienced Jeff in action teaching to coordinating conjunctions through his video series which, don’t forget, can be checked out through the REMC located right here at Kent ISD!

Here is the PPT we worked through: http://bit.ly/225tonq

Homework for next Session: Please come with a grammar mini-lesson you recently taught, observed, or plan to teach or observe so we can discuss what we see for next steps in Grammar work in our classrooms/buildings/districts.

K-12 Grammar That Transfers with MAISA Units – January 2016

Great start to the new year!

We jumped into discussions around mentor sentences and digging deeper into the MAISA Grammar Units.  Great conversations around how we are seeing the work being integrated into instruction already.  Hope to hear more success stories on how we continue to implement the work.

Here is the PPT we worked through: http://bit.ly/1JwItcy

Homework for next Session: Please come prepared with some thinking around facilitating or trying a grammar mini-lesson either through the MAISA Grammar Units or an idea out of our book Mechanically Inclined.

Read the Introduction to Chapter 3 in Mechanically Inclined.

K-12 Grammar That Transfers with MAISA Units – September 2015

Thanks for participating in our first session it was great to meet all of you and get our year started off on a great foot with some in-depth grammar instruction conversation.

In this first session we went right into the MAISA Grammar Units that are available for us to explore.  In this exploration we reviewed what standards are covered and are not covered in the Grammar Units.  We also then discussed and explored the specific tools created in this work:

  • The Grammar Glossary
  • The Grammar Calendar
  • The Grammar Mini-Lessons

We also explored and discussed the structure of our book Mechanically Inclined.  Please come prepared to our next session having at least tried one of the grammar mini lessons from the MAISA units or from our book so we can share what worked and didn’t work in our first attempt at embedded grammar.

Here is the PPT we worked through: http://bit.ly/1FgjDff

Homework for next Session: Please come prepared with some thinking around facilitating or trying a grammar mini-lesson either through the MAISA Grammar Units or an idea out of our book Mechanically Inclined.