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Title: Introduction to Shurley Grammar

Grade Level: 4th Grade

Objective: - Students will understand the basic components of Shurley Grammar. - Students will be able to identify and use the different parts of speech. - Students will practice applying grammar rules in sentence construction.

Materials: - Shurley Grammar textbook or online resources - Whiteboard or chart paper - Markers - Sentence strips - Index cards - Pencils


  1. Introduction (10 minutes): a. Begin the lesson by asking students if they know what grammar is and why it is important. b. Explain that grammar is the set of rules that govern how we use language to communicate effectively. c. Introduce Shurley Grammar as a method to learn and understand grammar rules in a structured way.

  2. Parts of Speech (15 minutes): a. Display a chart with the eight parts of speech: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. b. Discuss each part of speech briefly, providing examples and asking students to give their own examples. c. Distribute index cards with one part of speech written on each card to each student. d. Have students stand up and form a line in the correct order of the parts of speech. e. Review the correct order as a class.

  3. Sentence Construction (20 minutes): a. Explain that sentences are made up of different parts of speech. b. Write a simple sentence on the board, such as “The cat sat on the mat.” c. Ask students to identify the parts of speech in the sentence. d. Provide sentence strips with different words written on them (e.g., nouns, verbs, adjectives) and ask students to construct their own sentences using the given words. e. Have students share their sentences with the class, identifying the parts of speech used.

  4. Grammar Rule Practice (15 minutes): a. Introduce a specific grammar rule, such as subject-verb agreement or using commas in a series. b. Explain the rule using examples and ask students to identify the correct usage. c. Provide sentence examples with errors related to the grammar rule and ask students to correct them. d. Discuss the correct answers as a class.

  5. Conclusion (5 minutes): a. Review the main points covered in the lesson, including the parts of speech and a specific grammar rule. b. Encourage students to practice using Shurley Grammar in their writing and everyday conversations. c. Answer any questions students may have.

Assessment: - Observe students’ participation and engagement during class activities. - Review students’ constructed sentences and their ability to identify the parts of speech used. - Evaluate students’ understanding of the grammar rule through their corrections of sentence examples.

Extension Activities: - Assign homework exercises from the Shurley Grammar textbook or online resources. - Encourage students to create their own sentences using different parts of speech. - Provide additional examples of sentences with grammar errors for students to correct.