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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Fun Games for Teaching Grammar

Source : Lily Mae , ehow.com

Grammar is the unofficial set of rules that guide language usage. Understanding grammatical skills is essential for effective written communication and can help with academic and personal success. Since there are so many rules that apply to grammar, it can be difficult to comprehend. To aid in the comprehension of different grammatical skills, utilize engaging games that spark the interest of your students.

 Correctly Punctuating Sentences
Put students' knowledge of punctuation marks to the test with this game. Provide each player with a dry erase board and marker. Say a simple sentence and ask students to indicate the punctuation mark that should go at the end of the sentence by writing it on their dry erase boards. Each student who correctly identifies the punctuation mark earns a point, and the player who earns the most points wins.

Parts of Speech Competition
Review parts of speech with a simple competition. Invite two students to stand in front of the classroom and state a word that is a specific part of speech --- noun, verb, adjective, adverb and so forth. The first student to correctly identify the part of speech remains at the front of the class, while the student who did not identify the part of speech sits down and another student takes his place. Continue playing the game until all students have had an opportunity to compete.
Proper Noun Battle
Engage students in a proper noun battle. Place students in pairs, state a general noun and have the pairs work together to create a list of as many proper nouns as they can think of in an allotted period of time. For example, if you state the general noun "city," the pairs work together to think of actual city names, which are proper nouns. At the end of the specified period, have pairs share their lists, and the pair that thought of the most proper nouns earns a point. Continue playing, having pairs create different proper nouns with each round of the game; examples can include lists of celebrity names, town names, store names, school names and so on. The pair that earns the most points wins the game.

Two, Too and To
The words "two," "too" and "to" are commonly used homonyms that often cause confusion. Reinforce the proper usage of these words with a simple game. Provide children with index cards that have the three words printed on them. State a sentence that contains one of the forms of "to," "two" or "too," and the first student to hold up the correct spelling of the word earns a point. The student who collects the most points wins the game.

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