Using the Bike Metaphor for Teaching Sentence Structure (Pam Dykstra: An Easy Guide to Writing)
Building a Verb Phrase

The Paper Plate Players

Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction

Building Sentences: Adding Detail, Depth and Dimension


Building Sentences: Expanding the Noun Phrase

Building a Noun Phrase

There/Their/, etc.: The Substitution Method
Writing with Special Focus

Sentence Completeness

Teaching Grammar: What Really Works

Vocabulary Games and Puzzles:

The Perfect Squares Game:  A game of manipulating Latin word components
Swiss Cheese Soup
Whirly Words Game: A game of creating words out of Latin components
4-Puzzle Pages for the Academic Word List: Anagrams, Cryptograms, Word Finds, Diagramless Crosswords for each subset
Argumentative Writing
Analysis of Academic Writing


"Why Kids Bully": A Lesson in Reading Comprehension 
32 Latin Word Roots Linked to the Academic Word List (AWL)
               2017-18 Calendar for the Latin Word Roots Linked to the AWL
But I Don't Speak Spanish! (How you can help your Spanish-speaking students anyway.)
Spanish-English Cognate Match-Up Game
Endings in Spanish
Character and Setting Traits
Anticipating Problems

The Idiom Game

Webinar: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary with Engagement and Purpose
Sessions I
Session II
Session III
Session IV
Session V