Find ways to immediately make the grammar useful. If you're teaching a unit on food, then use that engaging topic to review direct object pronouns so that students can say, "the waitress serves it", "the man asks for it", "the woman pays it" and so on. I always start out with a theme, the grammar lesson, and then tying the two together. For example, I'll introduce them to the themes of poverty in Guatemala, then we'll read a short story I wrote on a family living in Guatemala, and then we will learn how to change verbs from 3rd person to 1st person, and lastly, the writing prompt would be write "your escape plan from Guatemala to the US using first and third person". This way, students are using context, textual evidence, and knowledge of third to first person rules in a creative response.
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Hi! I've used Kahoot when I would teach grammar. If I don't make my own Kahoot, there are lots of grammar ones when you search. I did one where my students had to learn about pronouns and even how to write a book, song, etc. title. Having this game is very engaging for the students. Also Kahoot will allow you to download the results of your class and from there you can see the percentages of questions (correct/incorrect). I hope this helps.
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