First Grade Grammar Literacy Centers

esol grammar literacy center activities

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!

first grade grammar activities hands on learning

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: 

prefix and suffix activity
singular and plural nouns
preposition activities
-d -ed and -ied past tense activities
first grade grammar homophone activities
personal, possessive, and indefinite pronoun activities
I’ve included clear directions for each activity for other teachers to use in their classrooms, including pictures of how to use them and answer keys. I hope your kids can enjoy them as much as mine did! 🙂

What topics are included in the bundle?

  • Pronouns 
  • Subject-Verb Agreement 
  • Adjectives 
  • Nouns 
  • Conjunctions 
  • Commas 
  • Singular and Plural Nouns 
  • Verb Tenses 
  • Prepositions 
  • Determiners
  • Capitalization
  • Inflectional Endings
  • Shades of Meaning
  • Multiple Meanings
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Homophones
  • Base Words and Affixes
  • Sort into Categories (FREEBIE)

Free Grammar Videos

Free Activity (Sorting)

Click the picture above to download the freebie. Students will practice sorting pictures into correct categories.
If you are like me and are looking for a fun, hands-on approach for your students to practice grammar, I strongly recommend this packet! Whether you follow Common Core or not, you will find this bundle useful when it comes to teaching grammar.

Feedback from Teachers and Parents

These have a seal of approval from my kids!
Plus, you can check out the feedback from other teachers who have used them in their classrooms.
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