Grammar Lesson Plans

  1. Part of Speech & Grammar Lesson Plans Video
  2. Adjective Circles - The student will be able to name an adjective that describes a noun.
  3. Adjectives in Advertising - The student will be able to list adjectives that describe a popular product.
  4. Adverb Charades - It will be interesting to see how your students will interpret the verb/adverb cards they draw in the following activity.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Double Negatives - The student will be able to recognize a double negative and correct the sentence.
  14. Getting 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.
  15. Grammar and Sentence Structure - Students should be able to write a more interesting variety of sentences using different sentence structures.
  16. Grammar and Verb Agreement - Students will be able to identify and write complete sentences using dialogue and correct subject/verb agreement.
  17. Grammar and Writing - Students will be able to develop extended sentences and develop note-taking and summarizing skills.
  18. Grammar 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.
  19. How 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.
  20. Interjections - The student will be able to create a poster showing the feeling intended behind a specific interjection word.
  21. Introduction to English Grammar - The students will be able understand the different functions of the parts of speech in a sentence.
  22. 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.
  23. Lie or Lay and Sit or Set - Help your students understand when to use lie, lay, sit, and set with this mnemonic technique.
  24. Mirroring Verbs - Get ready for Mime Time! Students will take turns pantomiming verbs in the following lesson. Can their "mirror" keep up?
  25. Passive Words - Passives sentences and the use of tense.
  26. Plural 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.
  27. Present Progressive - The student will understand the correct use of the present progressive grammar pattern.
  28. Pronoun Hunt - The student will be able to highlight all the pronouns in a newspaper article.
  29. 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.
  30. Run-on Sentences - The student will be able to break a run-on sentence into smaller sentences.
  31. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.")
  4. 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 challenge?
  5. 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 anything.
  6. Grammarfest- A fun way to reinforce proper grammar.
  7. GrammarNOW! A Grammar, Composition, Editing, Proofreading Resource-  This is a free site dedicated to answering specific grammar, composition, research or formatting questions.
  8. Hailstones & Halibut Bones: Using Color to Teach Adjectives- After teaching and practicing nouns and verbs I use poetry to help with adjectives.
  9. Homonyms- To understand the concept of homonyms and be able to pick them out in a sentence.
  10. Noun Scattegories- This is a great review of nouns.
  11. Showcase of Language- Upon being presented with a sentence, the student will use the appropriate punctuation with 90% accuracy.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Which Witch is Which?- This activity is based on practicing homonyms.