Make Your Grammar Lesson Plans
A WIN - WIN For All!!

Grammar lesson plans, I feel are just as beneficial and important in your students' curriculum as

teaching dictionary skills and teaching spelling.

This page focuses on how to teach grammar and lesson plans.

You may want to concentrate on teaching grammar for a few weeks at the beginning of the year and continue throughout the year, as I did.

Or, combine it with dictionary skills and your spelling programme as they do fit beautifully together (depending on what and how you teach these areas of the Language Arts/Literacy curriculum).

It also depends on the grade you teach, how extensively you want to cover the material and of course you always have to keep the time constraints in mind.

The main reason I focused on my English grammar lesson plans is that you are continually writing for the rest of your life - whether it's a book report, essay, letters, emails, projects, reports, job resumes, etc., etc., etc.

Also don't forget that your future verbal and conversational skills and your vocabulary will stem back to the basic grammar skills that you were taught in elementary schools.

English grammar lesson plans can include finding root words, prefixes and suffixes, plurals and the various spelling rules, verb tenses, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, pronouns, etc., etc., etc.

I created and gave many quizzes while I was teaching these grammar skills. I wanted to make sure the students understood all the different concepts. It was great at report time as I had marks to support the Language Arts/Literacy subject.

Later on in the year, I taught the "parts of speech" - NOUNS, VERBS, ADJECTIVES and ADVERBS. I focused on each quite extensively.

NOUNS - common and proper

VERBS - action - past,present, future & being words, e.g., is, was

ADJECTIVES - how many, what kind, which one

ADVERBS - how (usually add "ly" to verb), when, where

Again, many quizzes are given to the students, especially after I taught each section. The students wrote a final test after I finished teaching all 4 "parts of speech".

As a review, before they wrote the test, we played "match game". My kids loved it- a great review and I could also tell who was going to do well on the test. Let me briefly explain how to play.

Match Game Rules:

1. Everyone has a piece of paper and pencil at their desk.

2. Two students (contestants)are called up to the front of the class by me with their paper and pencil.

3. One of the two students are asked to select noun, verb, adjective or adverb.

4. If the student selects "noun" for example, I say a sentence with a blank to represent the noun; e.g., "I was surprised when I found a "noun" under my bed."

5. Everyone in the class, including the 2 contestants, write down what they think the noun should be.

6. After pencils are down, each contestant chooses 4 students (one at a time) and see if they matched answers (no calling out by the rest of the class).

7. If either contestant matches 2 students, they get to stay up for another match. If not, another contestant takes their place.

8. In each successive round, the contestant must select a different "part of speech".

No points have to be given. It's just a fun review grammar game and believe it or not, they learn a lot without being taught. Try it, everyone will love it, including you!

Anyway, those are my ideas on the different English grammar lesson plans. Incorporate into your Language Arts/ Literacy curriculum anyway you can. It's a win - win situation. Your students will thank you later on in life.

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