Lesson Plans for Teachers

BREAKING NEWS! My lesson plans are available in e-book and workbook form. The e-book is now free to teachers and homeschoolers until Sept. 1. Are you a teacher seeking a fresh way to teach writing to students of all ages? I want to help you. I’ve created two suites of lessons plans to accompany Sin and Syntax. They are envisioned to take you through two separate semester-long courses. The e-book, published in August 2019, is available for $4.99 on multiple platforms: Are you a writing teacher trying to guide your students over Zoom and finding that you are desperate for new approaches to old subjects? Are you a parent trying to help your teenagers pass grammar tests, write high school papers, and craft college application essays? From now to Sept. 1, I’d like to offer to teachers and homeschoolers a free PDF of Constance Hale’s Lesson Plans for Teachers. Just send me an email request at connie [at] sinandsyntax.com.  The first of the two semester-long courses focuses on grammar and writing. It is suitable for high school, college, and professional-level students. (For a taste of the lesson plans, see this page.) The second suite focuses more on the "Music" section of Sin and Syntax, encouraging more advanced writers to explore their own voices and to experiment with literary devices like metaphor, melody, and rhythm. [caption id="attachment_4020" align="aligncenter" width="187"] The digital book is available at various outlets for $4.99.[/caption] The modest fee for the e-book is intended to make the lesson plans available inexpensively to teachers while paying for some of the hard costs to produce them. If you would like to print the handouts in the e-book for your students, you can download them and do so. I recognize that some teachers would prefer a good old-fashioned book to an e-book. I have printed out a few hard copies of the e-book material, as an 8.5" x 11" spiral-bound workbook. It will stand on your bookshelf, it will flop open on your desk, it will fold easily so you can reproduce handouts and quizzes. My cost to print it is $25. I can mail it to you at book rate. If you're interested, please email me connie[at]sinandsyntax.com. There are also posts in "Talking School," the teacher’s area of this Web site. Enjoy! Keep doing the wonderful work you do in teaching writing and let me know if there are additional resources I can help you with. I so respect what you do.