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Looking for a fun way to teach grammar concepts to your 7th – 12th grade students?

This bundle of tutorials is geared to hold your students’ interest with colorful infographics and quirky sentences to work on. Each tutorial contains a lesson, an exercise, and the answers, all free for you to download and print at your leisure.

Commas with compound sentences, dialog punctuation, singular indefinite pronouns, and much more!

Use them now or bookmark them for future use.

Some of the tutorials below are featured in our eBook Let’s Eat Fifi. Read more about that 23-lesson grammar book here.

Click on the individual images or the links below for each tutorial. Let’s go . . .
Grammar Tutorials -- Perfect for your 7th-12th grade students, this bundle of 8 fun grammar tutorials includes infographics, exercises, and answers. Printables included.


1. How to use commas in compound sentences with coordinating conjunctions

Use this lesson and infographic for those dreaded commas. The sentences following will reinforce the material for your students. Answers included!
I mean, really; does it get any more exciting than this? And what do BOYFANS have to do with anything?
This comma mistake is very common yet very fixable. Follow this link for the fun tutorial.

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2. Punctuation in dialog

Follow Tarzan and Jane as their spat teaches your students how to punctuate dialog correctly. Complete with goofy infographic and dialog.

Follow Tarzan and Jane as their spat teaches your students how to punctuate dialog correctly.
Complete with goofy infographic and dialog. Find out what’s troubling Tarzan and Jane here!

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3. How to use commas, periods, colons, and semicolons with quotations marks

Whether in dialog or in essays and reports, commas, periods, colons, and semicolons follow clear rules used with quotation marks.

Whether in dialog or in essays and reports, commas, periods, colons, and semicolons follow clear rules used with quotation marks.
Learn these two simple rules here.

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4. Question marks and exclamation points with quotation marks

Yes, these are thorny questions: Does the question mark go inside or outside the quotation mark? And what if there's already a question mark?

Yes, these are thorny questions: Does the question mark go inside or outside the quotation mark?
And what if there’s already a question mark?
In this tutorial, learn simple questions to ask of the sentence.

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5. “Everyone” is singular

I know! I know! "Everyone" sounds like a lot of people. It should be plural! Student learn how to use the singular "everyone" correctly in sentences, along with other singular indefinite pronouns.

I know! I know! “Everyone” sounds like a lot of people. It should be plural!
Student learn how to use the singular “everyone” correctly in sentences,
along with other singular indefinite pronouns.
Untangle the mess here.

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6. Gender-neutral language

NOT related to the gender issues in current events, this method of writing is an important one for our students to learn. Everyone wanting to be published today needs his . . . her . . . his/her . . . their . . . oh, well, you get the idea.

NOT related to the gender issues in current events, this method of writing is an important one for our students to learn. Everyone wanting to be published today needs his . . . her . . . his/her . . . their . . . oh, well, you get the idea. Here’s that tutorial.

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7. Its . . . It’s confusing

Students easily mix up contractions and plural pronouns, but they won't after they read this infographic about a guppy. Plot Spoiler: It does not end well for the guppy.

Students easily mix up contractions and plural pronouns, but they won’t after they read this infographic about a guppy.
Plot Spoiler: It does not end well for the guppy. Find out about it here.

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8. Indefinite pronouns like “some” and “most”

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Do indefinite pronouns like “some” and “most” get singular verbs or plural ones? Hmmm?
Get the skinny here {in the introduction of that post}.
This tutorial is a free lesson from our grammar eBook Let’s Eat Fifi.

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