Reading Tips to Improve Your Grammar 27/11/2015 13:56 Reading Tips to Improve Your Grammar Focus on various tenses or forms, by highlighting examples of a specific form in a text you are reading. Highlight all auxiliary verbs in a text. Discuss which tenses take the highlighted auxiliary verbs. Choose a few sentences from your reading material and highlight content words (main verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs) in red and structural words (articles, auxiliary verbs, any and some, etc.) in yellow or another color. Find linking words (although, however, but, first, next, etc.) and notice how they relate sentences to each other. Use a text as a basis for a sentence auction in class. Change some of the sentences to an incorrect version and see if you can fool your classmates into thinking they are correct. In small groups, highlight sentences using different tenses. Each students explains the reasons for the tense in each sentence. Mark-up a few sentences from an article selecting subject, auxiliary verb, main verb, adjective, etc.