By;Karen;Robuck and;Play Are;you;(or;your;children);running;for cover;when;it’s;time;for;grammar?
I’ve never minded grammar work- books. Over time, I began to love grammar.;My;husband;even;calls me;a;“grammar;geek.”;However,
Are you (or your children) running
parts of speech.
Sentence Building Games
Build a Sentence
Using one sheet of paper per word, write
a sentence. Give one paper to each child.
The children must stand in the correct
sillier the better!). If you have more
words than children, line up the word
sheets on the ground and have them put
the words in order.
Write a sentence, out of order, using side-walk;chalk.;Have;your;child;jump;on;the
words in the correct order.
Parts of Speech Games
Parts of Speech Jump
Similar;to;Sentence;Jump,;my;son;sug-gested this one. Write several words
with sidewalk chalk. Have the student
jump only on the part of speech you
a part of speech. Let’s use nouns as an
example. Write the words girl, city, chair,
and truth. Have the child jump on the
people word, then the place word, and so
and proper nouns, verb tenses, singular
and plural forms, possessives, objective
and subjective pronouns, nouns vs. pro-
nouns. You get the idea.
Write pairs or trios of homophones.
define, describe, or use in a sentence.
For example, write hare and hair. Then
say, “The Tortoise and the Hare” or
Parts of Speech Red Light/Green Light
Decide which part of speech to emphasize. Let’s use verbs as our example this
time. The caller calls a verb to begin and