Road to Grammar: Adjectives
Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required
Website Example: http://www.roadtogrammar.com/
Computer(s), Internet access, optional projector (for class presentation)
After teaching participial adjectives, a teacher could review or do a formative assessment in class using Quiz #3 "Adjectives with -ed and -ing." The exercise could also be assigned for additional individual practice in a lab or outside of class. If students need to review, they can select "Notes" for an explanation of the grammar point. There are 26 questions total for Quiz #3.
- Make sure site is not blocked at your school.
- Confirm that necessarily plug-ins are installed before doing some of the games.
- Try out the exercise you plan to use on the computer(s) before having students try it.
- Pre-teach vocabulary/grammar structures your students may not know and to make sure you know how to explain the answers to questions students get wrong and do not understand.
- Check for answers you may not agree with.
- Print out any handouts you decide to use.
- Go to the Example Web Site above. Scroll down the list of quizzes.
- Select the quiz you want to use and select "Start." For this activity we are using Quiz 3.
- Have students write down, call out, or select their answers to the multiple-choice questions. The site will provide immediate feedback on the accuracy of the selected answer.
- Select "Next" to continue to the next question.
- The site is best used for review and practice for grammar or vocabulary content already covered in an ESL or grammar class. (There are over 300 quizzes.)
- In a quiz, select the PDF icon (which appears in the upper right corner of the quiz question boxes after you have chosen "Start") to download a printable handout of the quiz questions and an answer key. Students could answer the questions on paper first and then check their answers as a whole class using the online quiz.
- There is a blog with articles and links , especially useful for ESL and grammar teachers. (The link to the blog is found by scrolling down the page, under the "Search" box.)
- Select the "Downloads" button and you will find useful handouts including 8 PDF handouts for students (grammar, presentations, pronunciations, confusing words, etc.) and 10 for teachers (how to teach writing, ESL, warm-ups/discussion, conversation starters, etc.).
- On the "Extra Practice" page (select the button), there are other types of quizzes, one of which would be good for low levels who are learning household items .
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