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!