Who likes teaching grammar to little ones?
I love it, possibly because I was an ESOL teacher for several years fresh out of college, and I was always thinking of ideas to introduce new concepts in a child-friendly, non-threatening way. My objective: Make learning fun. Anchor charts and printables are super helpful, but we all know that kids love games and activities, so I started to make little sets of activities to complement my grammar lessons. We would do them together as a whole group and sometimes in small groups, and I would let them ‘play’ on their own at our language literacy center. I also placed them in the early-finisher’s basket because they just l-o-v-e-d it. Good for me! My work is done! Kids were actually having fun learning about… GRAMMAR!
Examples of the Grammar Activities
Because my students truly enjoyed these activities, I ended up making loads in order to cover every concept I taught. This included puzzles, sorting cards, task cards, games, and simple activities that they could do independently once introduced.
Let me share some of the activities that my students liked the most:
What topics are included in the bundle?
- Subject-Verb Agreement
- Singular and Plural Nouns
- Verb Tenses
- Inflectional Endings
- Shades of Meaning
- Multiple Meanings
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Base Words and Affixes
- Sort into Categories (FREEBIE)