Teaching grammar should be engaging and fun for students! Today, I am going to give you 5 quick ways to make it engaging and more exciting for your students.
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While teaching grammar, games are so easy! You can play charades to practice verbs. Or if you jump on Kahoot or Blooket, you can play any digital game to practice the skill. If you google search, “jeopardy (with any grammar skill)” you will find a free jeopardy game to practice!
Or if you want to make it even easier, I provide a grammar game for every standard in my grammar week’s unit already ready to go for you!
Teaching Grammar? Get Outside!
I love using grammar as a way to get outside!! You can go on a “hunt” for so many different grammar standards. Walk around your school grounds and have students write down every noun they see. Then, have them turn that into a possessive noun!
Have them get out sidewalk chalk and write sentences using correct punctuation!
Have students act out verbs while their partner writes a sentence showing correct subject-verb agreement!
The possibilities are endless!
Make it Digital
Digital is always engaging to students. They love working on those computers (sigh), but there are so many easy, no prep ways to have students practice grammar digitally.
*There are tons of games to practice online.
*They can read books on EPIC and then summarize the book using the grammar skill of the week as a focus. Or they could hunt for nouns, verbs, etc. inside the book they are reading.
*They could type a writing prompt response and then highlight where they used the grammar skill correctly.
Get Creative in Writing
Writing is a GREAT way to practice grammar skills. You can allow them to be super creative as long as they are practicing a skill.
So, if you are working on subject-verb agreement, you could have them write a creative story about any character doing anything (hello, endless possibilities). But when they are done, they have to highlight 5 times they used a verb and subject and then analyze if they did it correctly! This takes about 10 minutes but can be really powerful.
Mad-Libs, Word Searches, Oh My!
There are so many fun activities to do with grammar. Mad-Libs is always a favorite! There are also ways to do word searches and crossword puzzles that focus on grammar skills.
Color by code can be perfect for grammar skills, too.
Want a free week of grammar prepped and ready to go for you?!