Showing posts with label grammar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grammar. Show all posts

2.14.2013

Let's Use "Lets" Correctly, Shall We?

Lets/Let's Grammar Usage Tips from www.traceeorman.com

Students are never too old for reminders of common usage problem areas. "Lets" and "let's" are easily confused, so here is another chart you can use in your classroom (I promise the whole set and quizzes are coming soon!):

Use lets to mean “allows” or “permits.”
• My dad never lets me borrow the car.

Use let’s as a contraction of “let us.”
•  Let’s walk to class together.

If the word "allows" (or "permits") cannot be substituted in the sentence for "lets," then it is probably the contraction of "let us."

You can find this visual aid (without my blog tag), along with many more, 

If you'd like to purchase accompanying quizzes and activities, the bundle for all of them are here: 

Have a great weekend, friends!
-Tracee


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2.07.2013

Do Your Students Struggle With Proper Usage?


Do your students struggle with proper usage, such as when to use there, their, and they're?

If so, here's a helpful visual aid you can print and post in your classroom. I've made several of these for the most common usage errors I see in my students' writing samples (and on Facebook, Twitter). 
Grammar Tips - Proper usage of There, Their, They're from www.traceeorman.com

You can find this anchor chart (without my blog tag) and many more here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Grammar-Usage-Problem-Areas-Anchor-Charts

I also posted quizzes and activities to compliment the frequently confused words here:

Have a great weekend, everyone! Aren't you glad it's Friday!?

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