Grammar Lesson Plans
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- Adjective Circles - The student will
be able to name an adjective that describes a noun.
- Adjectives in Advertising - The student
will be able to list adjectives that describe a popular product.
- Adverb Charades - It will be interesting
to see how your students will interpret the verb/adverb cards they draw
in the following activity.
- Adverb Pictionary - This activity allows
students to creatively depict an adverb modifying a verb. Students have
to try to guess what the adverb/verb pair is from the student's description.
- Bean Bag Nouns - The following lesson incorporates
movement with learning. Students strive to remember and name the different
types of nouns depending on which space their bean bag lands on.
- Comma Craziness - Commas can be very difficult
to use correctly. Many people do not use enough of them and, occasionally,
some people use too many. This exercise will help your students as they
compete to see who has the most commas placed correctly.
- Compound Word Train - What do you get when
you combine the words "box" and "car"? A compound word train, of course!
Students will work together to create compound words by using the boxcars
they have made.
- Correct or Incorrect Flag - Capitalization
and punctuation are the subjects of the following lesson. Students will
be asked to recall what they have learned when they are shown sentences
that are written both correctly and incorrectly.
- Correlative Conjunctions - This lesson has
students work in pairs to find correlative conjunctions in popular writing.
They can help each other find the conjunctions and highlight them in newspaper
articles or selections from chapter books.
- Creating Mad Libs - Almost every child
has completed a Mad Lib. In this lesson, students create their own Mad
Libs story that they can share with classmates.
- Describing Words: An Introduction to Adjectives
- Your students' memory and creativity will be tested as they try not
to break the chain of adjectives in the following lesson.
- Double Negatives - The student will be
able to recognize a double negative and correct the sentence.
Down with Grammar - Students to review basic information that has
been taught them to this point in reference to basic parts of speech as
they function within the grammatical lessons.
and Sentence Structure - Students should be able to write a more interesting
variety of sentences using different sentence structures.
and Verb Agreement - Students will be able to identify and write complete
sentences using dialogue and correct subject/verb agreement.
and Writing - Students will be able to develop extended sentences
and develop note-taking and summarizing skills.
Review - By reviewing the time phrases and tense forms in 'Deadly
Mistake', the group should formulate speech in each tense and identify
any further time adverbials/phrases for each tense.
to Edit a Paper - There are ten important rules of English Grammar
to check when editing. These include: agreement, tense, spelling, run-on
sentences, punctuation, usage, capitalization, point of view, sentence
fragments, and wasted words.
- Interjections - The student will
be able to create a poster showing the feeling intended behind a specific
to English Grammar - The students will be able understand the different
functions of the parts of speech in a sentence.
- Is It Who or Whom? - The student will
be able to explain to other students when they should use 'who' and when
they should use 'whom' in their writing.
- Lie or Lay and Sit or Set - Help your students
understand when to use lie, lay, sit, and set with this mnemonic technique.
- Mirroring Verbs - Get ready for Mime Time!
Students will take turns pantomiming verbs in the following lesson. Can
their "mirror" keep up?
Words - Passives sentences and the use of tense.
Nouns Game - The purpose of the game is after each student rolls the
dice he or she will change the singular noun to a plural noun and use
it in a complete sentence.
Progressive - The student will understand the correct use of the present
progressive grammar pattern.
- Pronoun Hunt - The student will be able
to highlight all the pronouns in a newspaper article.
- Proofreading Practice - The student will
be able to find all the words that sound the same as the word that was
meant, but are spelled differently.
- Run-on Sentences - The student will be able
to break a run-on sentence into smaller sentences.
- Tinker Toy Diagrams - Diagramming sentences
has just become fun! Students use Tinker Toys to help them diagram sentences.
Grammar Lesson Plans From Other Web Sites
- Colorful Parts of
Speech- To help students learn the functions of words within a sentence,
we Language Arts teachers were often encouraged to teach them how to diagram.
- Coloring Language
w/ adverbs and adjectives- The students will be able to use adverbs
and adjectives to add meaning, mood, and color to a paragraph.
- Complete Sentences-
After reading a chapter of The Indian in the Cupboard, show the students
an example of Little Bear's choppy use of English (for example, "You come
near, I hurt you.")
- Delicious Descriptive
Adjectives- Your mission for this project is to make different foods
sound as delectable and as scrumptious as possible. Are you up for the
- Grammar War-
This is a competition which can enliven any grammar unit. I did it with
a subject/verb agreement unit, but you can probably use this format for
A fun way to reinforce proper grammar.
- GrammarNOW! A Grammar, Composition,
Editing, Proofreading Resource- This is a free site dedicated
to answering specific grammar, composition, research or formatting questions.
- Hailstones & Halibut
Bones: Using Color to Teach Adjectives- After teaching and practicing
nouns and verbs I use poetry to help with adjectives.
To understand the concept of homonyms and be able to pick them out in
- Noun Scattegories-
This is a great review of nouns.
- Showcase of Language-
Upon being presented with a sentence, the student will use the appropriate
punctuation with 90% accuracy.
- Subject and Predicate
Puzzle- Split the class into two groups. Have one group write only
a complete subject on its card/paper. The other group writes only a complete
predicate only on its card/paper.
- Verb practice
& review- I had a friend make a bunch of small wooden dice for me,
but instead of using dots, I wrote different pronouns on each side.
- Which Witch is
Which?- This activity is based on practicing homonyms.