Welcome to Part 3 of my Teaching Grammar Series!
Today, I'll show you some ways that I make learning grammar interactive. My students love to get up and move around. Sitting still is just not cool! The two games I'll talk about are Scoot and Write the Room.
Playing Scoot is always a favorite activity in my classroom. I blogged all about how and why I play this game here. Please click on over and read about why you should be playing it, too!
The bottom line is, this game is so much fun, the children have no idea that it's work! To check out some of my Scoot games, just click on the above image.
The other interactive game I want to mention, is write the room. My kindergartners, first graders, and second graders LOVE to write the room. In first and second grade, I use Write the Room Parts of Speech and Write the Room Sentence Editing.
Both of the games above contain 5 different games, for a total of 10 Write the Room Activities! I hang the cards up around the room and, during their station time, they walk around, finding the cards, and writing their answers on their recording sheet. The games cover common and proper nouns, strong verbs, adjectives, and sentence editing. The sentence editing games include all types of sentences, possessives, pronouns, subject verb agreement, and a myriad of other important Common Core language skills. Sometimes, I don't use these activities for write the room. Rather, I put the cards at a station and the children record their answers on the recording sheet, without walking around. They enjoy this too!
My kindergartners use this version of write the room. It contains CVC words and sight words, so they are learning grammar, in a fun way, using words that they are learning how to read or already know how to read.
I'l be back tomorrow with some ideas on how you can easily assess your students when it comes to their knowledge of grammar. See you then! Oh, don't forget that I'm having a link-up on Thursday. I hope those with blogs will link up their grammar best practices!