Grammar Traps Archive - Confusing words and usage explanations

This resource clears up confusing words and grammar usage. The "grammar traps" identify a common mistake (e.g. because of vs. due to, farther vs. further, continually vs. continuously, etc.)  and then explain the correct usage along with examples.  Approximately 100 confusing words/phrases/usages are included in this resource. This resource can be used for teacher knowledge and clarification, incorporation into grammar lesson practice, or individual differentiation. This may be an excellent resource for a "grammar trap" of the day/week in which students analyze or correct common word/usage problems as a whole group.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.1.1
Demonstrate control of Standard English through grammar usage and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
CLE 3002.1.1
Demonstrate control of Standard English through grammar usage and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
CLE 3003.1.1
Demonstrate control of Standard English through grammar usage and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
CLE 3005.1.1
Demonstrate control of Standard English through grammar usage and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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