|Merit Software Teaching Tips: Writing Mechanics - Grammar
Try these tips with the following Merit programs: Grammar
Fitness for Upper Grades, Grammar
out with Merit's Tryouts to see where students need grammar
problem areas with students.
Merit with workbooks so students have a chance to practice skills
in a variety of contexts.
to the software; have students try Merit Warm-up and/or Workout sections.
up each software session by asking students what new things they
have learned. What new questions do they have?
students print scores received for completing software Warm-up and Workout sections. Later, discuss these scores with
students. Are they pleased with their progress? What seems easier
to them? What needs more practice?
students to imagine they are making up their own incorrect sentences
and answers for the Merit program being used. Have them work in
pairs to create, write, and draw their own skill-related questions
grammar skills being practiced with the software to material in
students try to find and highlight their own in-class or homework
writing mistakes. Ask them to write out improved sentences before
starting their next drafts.
to the software and let students try Merit's Finals, to
help prepare for and de-mystify standardized tests.
up software units with written post-texts.
students' software results with gains on standardized test scores.