This practical resource gives language arts and English teachers a
unique collection of over 200 creative, fun-filled, and
ready-to-use activities that make teaching and learning grammar
more enjoyable for you and your students. All have been tested with
students in grades 4 and up and are effective as individual group,
or whole-class activities.
The activities can be used as introductions, reviews, or
homework assignments. They feature a stimulating variety of
formats, including crosswords, word finds, concealed quotations,
cryptograms, scrambled and hidden words, riddles, magic squares,
word generating wheels, jumbles and more, all designed to spark and
hold students' interest.
For quick access and easy use, the activities are organized into
eight sections focusing on the elements of grammar and printed in a
big 8-1/4" x 11" spiral binding that folds flat for photocopying of
any page as many times as needed. Here's just an overview of what
you'll find in each section:
Parts of Speech-- Working with Words! The 26 "grammar grabbers"
in Section 1 focus on the basic vocabulary of grammar and include
activities like Pronouns Are In (nouns/names) ... Verbs A Plenty
(verbs) ... Take Two Minutes (nouns/verbs) ... and End It
Phrases and Clauses-- Word Weavers! The 29 activities in Section 2
offer ways to identify the functions of main and subordinate
clauses as well as prepositional, appositive and verbal phrases.
Sample activities include No Fragmented Thoughts Here! (grammar
terms) ... To Be or Not To Be (infinitives) ... and Starting and
Ending (adverbial clauses).
Sentences-- Grammar's Galaxy! Section 3 provides 26 activities to
help studentsclassify sentences according to structure and purpose
while learning to avoid fragments, run-ons and comma splices in
activities such as Odd One Out (fragments/run-ons) ... Step by Step
(components/construction) ... and Matching the Diagrams
Usage-- A Way With Words! The 27 activities in Section 4 review
troublesome usage problems such as double negatives, misplaced
modifiers, and incorrect pronouns or verbs. Samples include A Pro
with Pronouns (agreement) ... Thinking About the Past (verb tenses)
... and When Too Much Is Too Much (superfluity).
Mechanics-- The Tools of the Trade! Section 5 offers 20 activities
covering common problems in punctuation with activities like
Unlucky Seven (possessives) ... The Versatile Comma (commas) ...
Pity This Poor Printer (punctuation) ... and Spelling Mnemonics
Grammar's Helpers-- Taking Care of Business! 24 activities in
Section 6 explore words often confused, suffixes, plurals, idioms
and more in activities such as It's the End That Counts (suffixes)
... Tooooooooooo General (sentence improvement) ... Pulling Out the
Grammar Games-- And Away We Go! Students will love the 29 puzzler
activities in Section 7, including games like Roll the Dice (parts
of speech) ... This Is Not a Bum Steer (idioms/expressions) ...
Where Is Montana? (proper nouns) ... and The Name Game (parts of
Final Test-- Knowledge Is Power! The 22 "Final tests" in Section 8
test students' knowledge in specific areas of grammar and save
hours of teacher preparation. Examples include Final Test on
Agreement ... Final Test on Sentences, Fragments and Run-ons ...
and Final Test on Irregular Verbs.
You'll find the 203 ready-to-use activities in "Grammar
Grabbers!" give students the tools they need to use grammar more
effectively in their writings and make the writing process more
enjoyable. As your students become more proficient and comfortable
with grammar, they will become more eager to write!
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