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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teaching Grammar Part 3...Interactive Games and a Giveaway!

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. We all know it as a kindergarten activity, right? Well, my first and second graders have been noticing word cards taped around my classroom and they asked me why they couldn't walk around the room, too. Well, I told them that I would try and come up with some Write the Room activities for them, too. And, the other day, I did just that!
Both of the games above contain 5 different games, for a total of 10 Write the Room Activities! They are going to be so excited! I'll hang the cards up around the room and, during their station time, they will 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. I can't wait to introduce the first game to my students! I may get a standing ovation! LOL!

Would you like to win one of these Write the Room games? Well, just comment below and tell me which game you'd prefer. Don't forget to leave your email address. I'll choose a winner later today or tomorrow.

Don't forget about my giveaway! Click here to enter to win a fun game from Learning Resources.

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!
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27 comments:

  1. I love the Write the Room Parts of Speech!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  2. This unit is awesome Lori! I love how you have a focus target for each day of the week. I am so interested in expanding my knowledge on more effective ways on incorporating the Write the Room piece of my literacy block. This would be perfect!
    Julie
    First Grade Critter Cafe
    Betto411@gmail.com

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    1. Julie, you are the lucky winner! I just sent you an email.
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  3. My students definitely need the Sentence Editing write the room :) What a fun idea!

    Rebecca
    Ladybugs Lounge
    rebeccahallock@yahoo.com

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  4. I like the Sentence Editing Write the Room! Thanks for the fun ideas!

    Zuleyka
    zrivera36@gmail.com

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  5. They both look great! I think Write the Room Parts of Speech would come in most handy for me. I love your ideas!
    maestra.kirra(at)gmail.com

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  6. You are amazing! I would LOVE Parts of Speech! My second language kids struggle with this! Thanks! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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  7. This is a great find I'd love both:) but let's go with the parts of speech game...thanks for sharing your ideas!


    Brenda.candia-lara@nsanpete.org

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  8. These are such great resources! My students LOVE to do "Write the Room" activities and I would love to have the Sentence Editing. Thank you! cbwirfs@gmail.com

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  9. I definitely have to see scoot in action! It seems like so much fun! I'd love the sentence editing pack. Thanks!

    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    ThePolishedTeacher

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  10. Your games look like so much fun! My kiddos love write the room. I'd love the sentence editing pack.

    Lindsey
    Lovin’ Kindergarten
    linds852010@gmail.com

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  11. I'd love the "Parts of Speech" Write the Room!

    Kristin (kristinbrehm@gmail.com)

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  12. What a creative idea - and doing what you know your kids will love, and learn from. I like them both, but the Sentence Editing would be my 1st choice.
    susan in nc
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  13. I would love the Sentence Editing. I am curious how you got a hold of my students' writing for your sentences to be corrected, though! :-)

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  14. I think they are both awesome! I know my fourthies would love both as well. I think letting them have fun makes learning much more exciting and stays with them longer! I'd live to have the write the room parts of speech. Heck! Just think... You could do write the room math, social studies, science. The list could go on forever!
    I love your blog. Thanks.
    Paula c.
    Pstein774@yahoo.com

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  15. Awesome games! I would love the Parts of Speech game :) Thanks for the opportunity to win one. And I am definitely going to check out your Scoot games.......

    Siobhan
    sconnor@midlakes.org

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  16. Both look great but I would love the Sentence Editing.

    Lori

    littlelori0411@yahoo.com

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  17. Hi Lori, Write the Room parts of speech would be the one I'd love to winl. As many times as we go over parts of speech, there are always a few who keep forgetting.
    -Lovely Nina
    www.lovelylittlelearners.blogspot.com
    nblovely7@gmail.com

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  18. My students would love to get up and active with the Write the Room:Parts of Speech!

    Melissa
    todayinfirstgradeblog@gmail.com

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  19. Wow - both look so bright and colorful! I would prefer the Sentence Editing. We are forgetting capitals and punctuation like it's the first month - ahhh!

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  20. I would love your Write the Room Parts of Speech. Love all your items.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  21. I love both activities, but I think the "Write the Room...Sentence Editing" is my favorite. Thank you SO much for your generosity and great ideas!!
    smeyer06@yahoo.com

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  22. Tough choice! They both look great and would be a great addition to any classroom. I would love to use the Write the Room....Sentence Editing. Firsties need so much practice with that skill! I can't wait to try your scoot games. vanessapotts@gmail.com

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  23. I would love the parts of speech "write the room"! My students(year after year) struggle with them - this would make learning them much more fun!
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  24. I love playing SCOOT with my class. It keeps them engaged and moving!

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  25. Wow, both of these games are awesome! I simply love this idea. I think I would select the parts of speech game first. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
    wnekola @Viking.portage.k12.oh.us

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  26. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Julie is the lucky winner!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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