Grammar Review

The Sunday Review return in the fall with new issues. 

About the Sunday Review

Welcome to the Sunday Review, a weekly slide share for English learners (and teachers) that lets you practice English grammar by correcting mistakes in sentences and checking your answers. It will help you start to recognize grammar mistakes in sentences, so you can begin to recognize them in your own writing and speaking. This is a strategy that I use with my own students because they start to see what types of mistakes they are consistently making, so they can work to eliminate them. Read the directions below, and then have fun with grammar.

How Does it Work? 

  • Download and review the Correction Symbols by CLICKING HERE. The correction symbols will be used as a hint to help you find the mistake.  (You can read more about the correction symbols by CLICKING HERE.)
  • Review the correction symbols, so you can use them to determine common types of mistakes.
  • Click on an issue of The Sunday Review below, click present, and quiz yourself.
  • Look at a slide and try to find the mistake(s). Move to the next slide to get a hint about the type of mistake, and then move to the third slide to check your answer.

Example

My parents go to the park yesterday they enjoyed the day a lot.

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My parents go to the park yesterday they enjoyed the day a lot.

My parents went to the park yesterday. They enjoyed the day a lot.

How can I use it in my class?

 The Sunday Review can be used in class or as homework to give students practice recognizing and fixing errors. One way that I use it is as a game at the begging of class. I divide the class into small groups or pairs and show them the first sentence. The first pair to correctly write the sentence and bring it to me gets a point. After one pair has found the correct answer I flip through the slides to show the rest of the class the correct answer. We then continue with the next sentence, etc. I like doing it this way because the competition aspect gets students engaged. I also notice a lot of dialogue between group members about what the error might be. If you have a competitive group, it can get quite rowdy as groups rush to finish writing and then run to the front of the room to be first in line.

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