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Monday, January 14, 2013

Teaching Grammar Part 2...Fun Grammar Games and a Giveaway!

Welcome to Part 2 of Teaching Grammar!
Today, I will show you some of the grammar games my students play. I'm not really a worksheet type person, you know, the ones where they read tons of sentences and underline this or circle that. I try to make everything into a game. Here are some of them:
My students also love to do word searches!
Not only do my students learn all these skills while they play, but, they also learn how to share, take turns, and get along. I always give my students number cards when they play games, and they all choose a number to see who goes first, second, etc. I also keep two small bins at the table so they can keep the playing cards in one bin and the discarded cards in the other. They play these games during station time and they are engaged the entire time. Sometimes, one person does not play the game, and, instead, they are in charge of the answer key. This is a coveted position, as they love to congratulate correct answers!

So, there you have it! Worksheets are just not necessary when you have fun games around. Checking for mastery is quick an easy! When the children leave my classroom, I ask them an exit question. "Can you give me a strong verb? What's the adjective in this sentence?" I also assess them with my grammar review sheets. But, you'll have to wait until Wednesday to hear about those!

I would love to give away one of the games above. Just leave me a comment, letting me know which game you'd prefer. I'll use the random generator to choose a winner later today or tomorrow. And, don't forget to enter to win the Sentence Building Game from Learning Resources. Click on the image below to enter! 
Tomorrow, I'll be back to talk about some interactive games my students LOVE to play! See you, soon!
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33 comments:

  1. I like Parts of Speech Game...Summer Edition!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  2. I could use the Plural or Possessive game. So hard to choose which one!

    rebeccahallock@yahoo.com

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  3. I would love to win the subject/verb agreement game. (Or any of them, to be honest!)

    Your resources are always so well put together...fingers crossed for this one!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. You won, Suzy! I just emailed the game to you. Please let me know if you don't receive it. I've been having some email issues. Thanks!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  4. I love the look of 'You've Been Punct!', but they all look fantastic Lori!
    maestra.kirra(at)gmail.com

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  5. Love your games! Would love to win the Parts of Speech game!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  6. These all look fantastic! I love the name "You've Been Punct!" My first graders definitely need practice with punctuation.
    Colleen
    colleendembs@yahoo.com
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  7. They all look GREAT! I would love to win the word search one for nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Thanks for the opportunity. sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  8. Hmmm - tough! I think "You've Been Punct!" would be the best for my particular group of students.
    - Amanda {avphilli@gmail.com}
    Inspired in Second

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  9. They all look great...I will definitely be visiting your tpt store. I would love to win the statement or question game!

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  10. I love all those games! I'm the same way, I think games are the way to teach and learn over worksheets. My favorite title is the you've been "punct" game. So adorable! However, I think I would need your Statement or Question game to meet the student's needs best. They are always struggling with that!

    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  11. I love all of them!!! But I am going to pick You've Been Punct. I love your store it is hard Not to buy your products.

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  12. They all look great but I think I would love You've Been Punct! I may have to buy a few of these.

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  13. You've been punct!
    deb1mom@bbtel.com

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  14. You've been punct! All adorable!!!
    Mrs.hacker1@yahoo.com

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  15. I would love the you've been punct! Well, let's be honest, I would love them all! :)

    alesha_girl@hotmail.com

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  16. Games?! This is great. I find the kids I teach benefit more from learning activities like this and then reviewing with the worksheets. :) Awesome job!

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  17. I forgot to post which I would like. I would love ot have the Hunt for Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives.

    Dawilson1988@gmail.com Lots of love!

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  18. I would love the Parts of Speech games! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  19. I would love to have the "Plural or Possessive" game! I can think of quite a few adults who could use some practice with it, too. ;)

    jjames@sfcn.org

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  20. I would love to have anyof them but I think the Parts of speech game would be the most useful for me right now.

    Lori

    littlelori0411@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love your Parts of Speech Game.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  22. I would LOVE "DO WE AGREE"?....Thanks!
    wendy
    1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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  23. Too hard to choose......Hunting for Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives...
    What an awesome resource you are! Thanks!

    julie@gentleglow.com

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  24. I would love to win the Parts of Speech game!! =)

    azoreo9@yahoo.com

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  25. I would LOVE your "Parts of Speech Game...Summer Edition". Thanks for all the ideas and freebies!! Sara (smeyer06@yahoo.com)

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  26. What a great line up of grammar activities. I'd love to try the subject/verb agreement game.
    bbumblebee@msn.com

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  27. Love your packets. I would love your To Be or Not To Be Pack. It's on my wishlist. I have started putting out centers that did not need paper and pencil answers and my students seemed to be in shock. I need to do it more often. I look forward to your next post.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  28. I would love the "You've Been Punct!" game... SO cute!!

    Kristin (kristinbrehm@gmail.com)

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  29. I'm sure this is too late but I'd love any. I'm not choosey. Are you planning on putting them for sale? (Hopefully!). If so, I'd love to buy all of them! Keep up the awesome work and thanks.
    Paula c
    Pstein774@yahoo.com

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    1. Paula, it's not too late! I'm going to choose the winner in a few minutes! All of the items in this post are in my store. Just click on each image to see the previews.

      Thanks for entering, everyone! I'll be right back to announce the winner!

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  30. Lori, I would love to win You've Been Punct:)
    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple
    theresourcefulapple@gmail.com

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  31. Your items are adorable! I just had my blog created by the Honey Bunch and saw your blog there. I was hoping you might consider linking up some of these "CUTE" products to my first ever "Too Cute Tuesday" linky party @ PlanningZone.blogspot.com

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