Beginning-Level Grammar Lessons
Lesson on how to teach nouns
- This page contains an easy-to-follow lesson on nouns. In particular, the lesson has two parts. The first is a brief lesson on teaching students what a noun is along with a practice exercise. The second is a lesson on what nouns do. This is also followed by a suggestion for two practice exercises.
Subjectless conjunctions are another device which can be used to make shorter sentences longer. If we have two sentences like the ones below, we can combine them using 'and', 'but', 'nor', 'for' or another conjunction.
Tom came home late.
He didn't feed the dog.
...can be combined into:
Tom came home late and didn't feed the dog.
Notice that we removed the second subject when we combined the two sentences. We can remove the second subject because the first subject (Tom) is doing both actions (coming home late and not feeding the dog). In fact we have to remove the second subject our we would still have two complete sentences which could stand alone.
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- Teaching the Verb Tense System - This section explains the verb tense/aspect system using an easy-to-understand method that typically has my students correctly using all 12 tenses in a written discourse with only about 2 weeks of lessons and practices.
- Teaching gerunds and infinitives - Gerunds and infinitives are used everywhere in English and this section explains how to they are used as subjects, subject complements, and objects [direct and preposition]. This section also contains a set of day-by-day lesson plans complete with ideas for practices and downloadable handouts.