|This is similar to the book I am using.|
Another book I found really helpful is Daily Oral Language. Each student has a copy of this book. It is their bell work. There are two sentences with grammar mistakes, and they have to find the mistakes and correct them. I try to make it sound as exciting as possible. I mean, I love grammar, but I know that it is not everyone's cup of tea. I encourage them to "beat" the sentence by finding more mistakes than the sentence is able to hide. I also bust out my best stamps and stickers. I loved getting stickers, even in high school. (Thanks Mrs. McCord!) Sometimes, I let the students correct the work under the document camera. They love that! Like I have heard before, teaching is one-fourth teaching, and three-fourths theatrics.
What strategies do you employ to help motivate students in a potentially boring activity?