Literature-Based Learning: Creative Grammar Strategies (1-5)

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3 Units
Independent Study

Course Description

Support Grammar Learning with Literature-Based Activities

Grammar is the structure of language that all students must master.  Literature-Based Learning:  Creative Grammar Strategies (1-5) offers Grades 1-5 teachers new ways to creatively enhance their teaching skills in what is usually a less appealing subject area to teach.  This course will focus on these five parts of speech:  nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions by using specific children’s books.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (first through fifth grade) who want to know how to use any children's book or story to teach grammar strategies for their grade level in an interesting and engaging manner.

Course Materials:  No text required, however there is a requirement to have access to five designated grade level appropriate children's books (titles provided in the course) that can be found in either your classroom or your school or public library, or purchased at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.  Plus you will need to choose one (1) additional children's literature book of your choice to complete the assignments.  This course can be completed with or without students.

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X722K – 005 Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $376

IS/Literature-Based Learning: Creative Grammar Strategies (1-5)

Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
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$376
Independent Study
Roxanne Miller

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What You Will Learn

  • Creatively teach students how to understand, identify and use adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs and prepositions
  • Conduct research on these topics
  • Develop and teach a variety of lesson plans
  • Learn how to teach parts of speech from any children’s book
  • Create and develop a grammar game
  • Create a grammar “character” to support student learning
  • Reflect on and review the knowledge gained in this course

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Testimonials

The course structure was well designed and easy to follow. The development of each lesson plan was what I liked the most by using literature to help drive that part of speech.

It was a creative course, and I enjoyed it very much.