Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

By Chauna Ramsey
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Book Description

This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal "there/they're/their" struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • A big thank you to . . .
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • Introduction: Why Should I . . . ?
  • First Things First: Conventions Pre-Test
  • Unit 1: A Lot; There, They're, Their; To, Two, Too
  • Unit 2: Your, You're; Its, It's; Woman,Women
  • Unit 3: Where, Were; Could Have, Could "Of"; Lose, Loose
  • Unit 4: Whose, Who's; Fewer, Less; Choose, Chose
  • Unit 5: Accept, Except; Who vs That; Lose, Loose
  • Unit 6: All Ready, Already; I vs Me; Affect, Effect
  • Unit 7: Everyday, Every Day; Defiant, Definite
  • Unit 8: Capitalizing Pronouns; All Right vs "Alright"
  • Unit 9: Commas in a Series; Commas After Introductory Phrases
  • Unit 10: Commas with "So," "Or," "But," "And"; Commas with Interrupting Elements
  • Unit 11: Comma Review
  • Unit 12: Fragments and Run-Ons
  • Unit 13: Semicolons
  • Unit 14: Punctuation and End Quotation Marks; Punctuating Titles
  • Unit 15: Colons
  • Unit 16: Apostrophe Pre-Assessment
  • Unit 17: Apostrophes
  • Unit 18: Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Unit 19: Final Exam; "Rejected" Notice; Cheat Sheet
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