Sample Lessons

VIDEO sample, Lesson 4:

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Sample Grammar Lesson

GRAMMAR PORTION sample, Lesson G4:

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Lesson Planning Aid

Lesson Topics
1 UNIT 1

Tell Me a Story
The Journal of Prof. Gunther Von Steuben
Themestorm
Sentencing
Personally Placed Things
Painted Personally Placed Things
Explosive Words
Wildly Explosive Words
Fightin’ Words
Super Guaco Taco
Groupies
Opinionating

2 UNIT 2

The Poetry of Poetry
Acrostics
Cinquains
Haiku
Haiku Too
The Limerick
The Five W’s
Everyman
Spiraling
Astounding Strategies
Astounding Outlines
Astounding Paragraphs

3 UNIT 3

Dear Mr. President
Dear Editor
Dear Reader
Short Change
Short Heroes
Short Outlines
Showing Character
Showing Problems
Showing Change
Ramping Up
Circularity
The Moral of the Story

4 UNIT 4

The First Two Layers
The Third Layer
The Fourth Layer
What You Know
The Truth about Truth
Blog O’Sphere
Exaggeration
Repetition
Timing
Steampunk Gun
Cinnamon Popcorn
Going Places

5 UNIT 5

Hard Questions
Inside Your Head
Slice n Dice
Story Patterns
Conflict
Human Heroes
Dropping Eaves
Dueling Words
Great Openings
What’s a Meta For?
Zap Pow
Parting Words

6 UNIT 6

Senryu
Found Me a Poem
The Chains of Free Verse
What’s a Ballad?
Ghosts n Heroes
Story Poems
Headlines
Benefits
Call to Action
Revising for Theme
Putting it Together
Publishing

7-grammar GRAMMAR LESSONS

Kinds of Sentences
Subjects and Predicates
Run Ons and Fragments
Parts of Speech
That was Tense
Subject/Verb Agreement
Subject Pronouns
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Comma Chameleon
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks