I have never, probably will never, be good at the English language. I wish I could claim that it was my second language and that I am fluent in anything other than english... but here I am. A one language speaking adult, that still. cant. spell.
Regardless, I refuse to let me students enter the adult world without an understanding of English. (Mind you, I don't think spelling matters in the slightest, but thats a topic for another day). So while the baby napped today, I decided to take grammar head on.
I can teach grammar just fine. Google can always remind me the difference between the different kinds of conjunctions, pronouns, and uses for the comma. I have guides upon guides for sentence types. And yes, I could hit up TeachersPayTeacher and get a really great (decent at best) worksheet for my students on all things 5th grade grammar. But my students did NOT need worksheets. They needed one place where they could reference this information.
So? Thats what I created.
Not everything has to be complicated.
Not everything has to be high-tech, engaging, rigorous work.
Sometimes, what your students need is low-tech, quick to reference, guides.
So, give your students what they need.
And for heavens sake, teach grammar in context.
Holly Mecher. ADE. Runner. Life-long lover of books. Google Certified Educator.