Category Archives: Plea for help

Don’t make me teach it!

There is one subject, though I think I know the material fairly well, I am absolutely terrified to teach: GRAMMAR.

It’s unreasonable. I know how to write grammatically correct sentences, I can identify mistakes and make suggestions, but I do… not… like… teaching it!

I typically teach it in the context of whatever we’re reading at the time, but I’m specifically thinking of those times when the grammar lessons are those stand-alone, let’s-talk-about-the-significance-of-commas lessons.

So I’m putting myself in the hands of the other teachers out there. What do you do to make grammar fun or interesting for your students to learn and for you to teach? I need some ideas because no matter how many “cool” illustrations they put in our grammar textbooks, I’m not excited.