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Azar Grammar Classroom Materials: PowerPoint Supplementals

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.azargrammar.com/materials/index.html

Website Example: http://www.azargrammar.com/materials/index.html

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access, projector, PowerPoint software or viewer, printer (optional)

Activity Description

Use these PowerPoint presentations as visual aids in class when teaching a grammar point or assign to students to view prior to a lesson outside of class, thus "flipping" the instruction. They are correlated to the Azar grammar texts and contain all new content for every grammar chart in every chapter, including examples, images, and exercise types to further illustrate each grammar point.

The sample handout (Example Document) and Example Web Site link is for Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs (Chapter 9-Comparisons of Fundamentals of English Grammar, Intermediate - scroll down the page to see this chapter).

Preparation

  1. To find the PowerPoint for the Comparing and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs, use the Example Web Site link (above) and scroll down the page to find Chapter 9. If you want to see other options for other levels, then visit their main Classroom Materials  page and select PowerPoint Supplementals under the text for the level that best suits the grammar level of the students in your class (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced).
  2. If you will be using the Comparing and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs PowerPoint or selecting another from the many topics, download and save the PowerPoint file to the Desktop of the computer from which you will project it, or save the PowerPoint file on a USB device.
  3. Prepare a note-taking form, such as the Example Document (above) titled Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs Note-taking, Writing, Conversation (for the Chapter 9 Comparing PowerPoint slideshow), to make your presentation more interactive and encourage active listening. Print and/or photocopy the note-taking form for your students.
  4. Prepare a warm-up/introduction activity.
  5. Prepare or find practice activities for the grammar structure, such as textbook exercises, conversation questions, or written exercises (such as the second page of the note-taking form).

How-To

  1. Prepare the class for the grammar presentation with a warm-up/instruction activity.
  2. To present the PowerPoint file with animations, open the file. Because the file is a PowerPoint show (not an editable file), it will automatically be in slideshow mode. (If the file does not open because the computer you are using does not have PowerPoint installed, you can still view the file by downloading the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer .)
  3. Advance through the slides by pressing the Enter key or clicking the mouse. To exit the show, press the ESC key on your computer (upper left on your keyboard).
  4. Guide students on taking notes by demonstrating at first, and then checking in later in the presentation.
  5. Assign students to do practice activities you have created or prepared.

Teacher Tips

  • Note that many of the PowerPoint files have numerous slides, so you may want skip some slides or break up a presentation into separate parts covered in subsequent lessons.

More Ways

  • The Web site also contains teacher-created worksheets, expansion activities, vocabulary worksheets, and song lessons available for download and use in PDF or MS Word form. Links to these materials are on the Classroom Materials ┬ápage under each level.
  • The supplemental text Fun With Grammar, which includes games and other activities, is available online at the site as well.

Documents

Levels

  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information

Basic Communication

  • (7.2) Demonstrate ability to use critical thinking skills
  • (7.4) Demonstrate study skills
  • (7.1) Identify or demonstrate effective skills and practices in accomplishing goals
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