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A WebQuest about
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Introduction         Task          Process          Resources          Evaluation        Conclusion     
For Teachers          Sites Cited          Teacher Info

Introduction
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Hold onto your hats! You are in for the ride of your life!  You are about to embark on a journey into to the world of English grammar - the most feared place in school.  Using the links provided, you will discover the meaning behind and new uses for adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions and more.  Stay tuned, and pay close attention...
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Working in groups, you will visit the assigned sites listed below.  You will watch movies, listen to songs, read about parts of grammar, and even take an on-line quiz!  Your group will discuss the most important aspects of your assigned grammar part, list them, and create 1 or 2 powerpoint slides to present to the class.  As always, remember to cite your resources.
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  1. Read through ALL the Instructions below.
  2. Your teacher will divide you into groups of 2, 3 or 4.
  3. Each group will be assigned a part of grammar to learn about.
  4. Each member of the group will visit ALL the sites listed for their assigned part of grammar, under the "Resources" section below.
  5. Each member of the group will take notes about their assigned part of grammar.  Remember to keep track of the URLs for the sites you visit.  These notes will be turned into your teacher at the end of the activity.
  6. Each member of the group will take AT LEAST 1 On-Line Quiz OR do 1 On-Line Activity.  Whenever possible, group members SHOULD do DIFFERENT quizzes or activities.
  7. Print out the results of the activity or quiz you completed, put your name, date and period on it.  Turn it in to your teacher.
  8. As a group, discuss what you learned about your part of grammar.  One person should take notes for the group.
  9. You will be teaching your classmates about the part of grammar you researched.  You may create a PowerPoint slide or two, a poster, or a song. Whatever your group selects should include the definition AND the important points your group agreed upon.  You MUST give AT LEAST 3 examples of proper usage.
  10. Remember to list the sites you used as references to what you learned.  If you are unsure as to how to cite your references, click on this link Works Cited Lesson .
  11. Save the slide(s) to your teacher's folder on the X: common drive.  Turn in your poster or song (with sites cited) to your teacher.
  12. Give your teacher your NOTES paper (see step 5).
  13. You will present your findings to your classmates and answer any questions they may have.
  14. Have FUN!!!!!
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Resources

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Resources



Test Your Knowledge
Adjectives
Adjective Video Lesson
Adjective Song
Read About Adjectives
What is an Adjective?
Basic Rules
Adverbs or Adjectives On-Line Quiz
Recognizing Adjectives  On-Line Activity
Adjective On-Line Quiz
Adjective Adverb Worksheet 
Adverbs   Adjective and Adverb Lesson
Adverb Song
What is an Adverb?
Basic Rules
More Adverb Rules

Adjective Adverb Worksheet 
Adjective or Adverb On-Line Quiz
Adjective or Adverb Exercise I
Adjective or Adverb Exercise II
Adverb On-Line Quiz
Conjunctions   Conjunction Video Lesson
Conjunction Song
Read About Conjunctions
Conjunction Rules
More Conjunction Rules
Conjunctions On-Line Quiz I
Conjunctions On-Line Quiz II

Common Mistakes
Common Errors Video Lesson
Common Errors  Video Review
List of Common Mistakes       
Affect and Effect
Effect vs Affect Rules     
Lie and Lay
Tricky Plurals 
Lie or Lay     
Effect vs Affect Worksheet
Common Mistakes II
Common Errors Video Lesson
Common Errors  Video Review
List of Common Mistakes             
They're, there, or their
Who and Whom Rules
Who vs Which vs That Rules
Whoever and WhomeverRules
They're, their, there   
Who Worksheet
Who vs Which vs That Worksheet
Modifiers
Modifier Video Lesson
Read About Modifiers
What is a Dangling Modifier?
What is a Misplaced Modifier?
Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers Rules
Modifier Placement
Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers Worksheet
Modifier Placement On-Line Quiz
Dangling and Misplaced Modifier On-Line Quiz

Preposition
Preposition Song
What is a Preposition?
Read About Prepositions
Problem Prepositions Rules
Prepositions Worksheet
Preposition On-Line Quiz
Prepositions On-Line Quiz II
Recognizing Prepositions On-Line Quiz
Pronouns Pronoun Cartoon Lesson
Pronoun  Video Lesson
What is a Pronoun?
Pronoun Rules
Pronouon Cases
Possessive Pronouns
Pronouns with Than or As
Indefinite Pronouns
Pronoun Agreement Exercise 1             (Handout)
Pronoun Reference Exercise 1              (Handout)
Pronoun Worksheet
Pronoun Test
Pronouns On-Line Quiz

Subject Verb Agreement
Subject Verb Agreement Cartoon Lesson
Subject Verb Agreement Video Lesson
What is Subject Verb Agreement?
Subject Verb Agreement Rules
Verb Song
Read About Verbs
Subject Verb Agreement  On-Line Exercise 1            (Handout)
Sub/Verb Agreement Worksheet  
Subject Verb Agreement On-Line Quiz
Subject Verb Agreement On-Line Quiz II
Subject Verb Agreement On-Line Quiz III
Recognizing Subject Verb Agreement On-Line Quiz
Additional Practice
Reference list of Common Errors
Grammar On-Line Exercises
Recognizing Verbs and Verb Strings
Test What you've Learned

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Evaluation

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Clapping
Applause
Standing Ovation
Notes
Notes page partially filled in; spelling errors or neatness issues
Notes page completely filled in; spelling errors or neatness issues
Notes page completely filled in; neat; no spelling errors
On-Line Quiz or Activity
Missing or did not complete 1 on-line quiz or activity
Participated in 1 on-line quiz or activity
Participated in more than 1 on-line quiz or activity
Explanation of Grammar Part

Missing  or incorrect definition
Included definition; explanation unclear
Included clear and understandable definition
Included less than 3 examples
Included 3 examples
Included more than 3 examples
Missing URLs or incomplete information
URLs included, format needs work
URLs included and in proper format
Good try; could use some work
Great presentation; too short or too long; work on creativity
Fantastic presentation; clear, concise, creative
Overall Effort
Good try; needs work.
Good job, you did it!
Super job, congratulations!

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Conclusion


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Congratulations!  You have completed your research into the many uses of different parts of grammar.  Your classmates have shown you the proper ways to use adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, modifiers and more. 
Practice makes perfect; take every opportunity you have to look closely at what you are reading.  Check the grammar; compare it to what you have learned from this lesson.  Let your teacher know when you find something that looks incorrect - just because it is in print does not mean it is right!  Read, be on the look-out, and have fun!

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Resources for Teachers


Handouts

Adjective Adverb Worksheet 

Effective Writing Rules
Effective Writing Worksheet
Effect vs Affect Rules
Effect vs Affect Worksheet


Finding Subject/Verbs  

Grammar Test

Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers Rules
Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers Worksheet

Parts of Speech
Problem Prepositions Rules
Prepositions Worksheet
Pronoun Rules
Pronoun Worksheet
Pronoun Test

Subjects and Verbs Handout
Subject Verb Agreement Rules
Sub/Verb
Agreement Worksheet

Who and Whom Rules
Whoever and Whomever Rules

Who vs Which vs That Rules
Who Worksheet
Who vs Which vs That Worksheet




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Sites Cited



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Teacher Information


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This WebQuest was created as a collaboration between the Technology, Library Media and English Language Arts Departments at Taconic Hills Middle School.  The WebQuest was designed by Mrs. Ueland (Computer Technology Teacher, Tech Specialist) with assistance from Mrs. Davis (Library Media Specialist) based upon a discussion with Mrs. Perry (Reading Specialist,ELA Teacher).

This WebQuest was created to be used in a 7th or 8th grade NYS English Language Arts class.  This WebQuest may be used as a review for 7th and 8th grade; or 5th and 6th grade teachers may want to use it to instruct. The topics covered comply with NYS  English Language Arts, CDOS and Technology standards.


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