Grammar, Grammar, and more Grammar!


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Your Grammar Treasure Hunt!

10th Grade English

By: Gabrielle Anthony

Understanding Statement

English is the primary grammatical standard for the world today -- in all venues of life: business, government, medicine, education, and so forth. 



    During the next class, I would like you to find clues about the English Grammar we use every day. I want you to know the names, definitions, and usage of grammar terms, but as you find clues in your treasure hunt, think about how you use this grammar in every day life.  When do you use these parts of speech? Are you using these parts of speech correctly? How do these grammar terms affect you? Using the links embedded (and highlighted) in each question to find hidden treasures (clues) and answer the question in 3-5 sentences.  Use the "Treasure Hunt Response Sheet" at the bottom of this page in the "Attachments" section for your responses.  Be sure to read all of the instructions with each question so that it is easier to find the answers.

Treasure Hunt Questions: 

1. What do you call the little dot above the "i" and "j"? What other cultures use this?


2. When do I use "Fred and I" and when do I use "Fred and me"? Will this affect how you use these phrases?

3. What is Linguistics? Do you consider Linguistics a science?

4. Why is grammar important to know? Why does grammar matter so much?

5. Examine three parts of speech and list two things you found most interesting about each one?

6. What is sentence combining? How does it work?

7. What is the difference between Descriptive and Prescriptive Grammar?

8. How have the grammar rules changed through the history of the English language?

9. What is the difference between adverbs and adjectives?

Putting it all together


Identify the parts of speech in each of these sentences. Use what you have learned from this treasure hunt assignment. (Mark using: N for noun, V for verb, Adj for adjective, Adv for adverb, Prep for preposition, and Det for determiner)

-The angry dog walked through the park.

-A man wore a leather jacket.

-The teacher was very nice to her students.

Collaboration #1.C:

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Speaking and Listening, Comprehension & Grammar Understanding