Grammar can be tough, but you can be tougher!

Grammar can be tough but you can be tougher!  Here are some fun, interactive activities to share with your students.

Subjects and Verbs

A classic—School House Rocks Subjects and Predicates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdUXxdmhIsw

 BrainPop Subjects and verbs:

http://www.brainpop.com/educators/community/bp-jr-topic/subject-and-verb-agreement/

http://www.funenglishgames.com/videos/grammar/irregularverbs.html

 

Subject Verb Agreement

 http://www.teachthemenglish.com/2013/02/6-online-activities-for-developing-knowledge-of-subject-verb-agreement/

 

Fragments

Here is a fun video that simply and slowly explains how to form complete sentences and stray away from run-on sentences. This is for young children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7547pb89cFU

 For slightly older children, you could use this video that goes more in depth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dfmg6EsaRs

 

Comma Splices and Run-ons

This link is an interactive quiz on how to fix comma splices

http://www.eslinstructor.net/sanjosewrites/comma_splice/comma_splice1.html

 

Pronouns

grammar.yourdictionary.com/parts-of-speech/pronouns/object-pronoun-games.html

http://esl.about.com/od/grammarreview/a/Learning-Pronouns.htm

http://esl.about.com/od/teaching_tenses/a/How-To-Teach-Pronouns.htm

http://www.brainpopesl.com/level1/unit1/lesson1/

 

Commas

http://savethecomma.com/game/

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html

To check comprehension:

http://www.k12reader.com/subject/grammar/punctuation/comma/

Students can even exchange their work and check it for correctness. 

Children can also read texts from their own favorite books, identify the commas and do their best to explain the logic behind each.

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