16 Grammar based ELA activities aimed at Grades 1 and 2
Initial capital letters. Children assign capital and lower case letters as the initial letter of animals' names.
Place the pronoun. Pronoun practice; Children shorten sentences by substituting pronouns. L.1.1d: Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything.
Verbs past or present tense. Regular Verbs. Determine whether each verb is written in the present tense form or past tense form (with -ed).L.1.1e: Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
Verbs past or present tense sort. Determine whether each verb is written in the present tense form or past tense form regular (with -ed) or their irregular forms.
Crossword puzzle 1. Children use word and picture clues to complete a crossword puzzle.
Crossword puzzle 2. Children use picture clues only to complete a crossword puzzle.
Parts of speech sheep. Children sort verbs, nouns and adjectives. C.C L1.1; L2.1
The case of foods and drinks. Core words - Food and Drink. Upper case, lower case and mixed case words are written on cards. Children sort images on to cards.
Verbs or not verbs. Verbs or not verbs? Children decide which pictures are verbs and which are not and drop them into the correct boxes. Score is revealed when all pictures have been placed.
Sight words game. Polka Dot Tops - a game for four players. This is a turn based game for children using 48 sight words. Full instructions for game play are in the activity.
Compound words (1), (2) and (3). Students add two words from a list that complete a compound word which is depicted by a picture. Every time the activity runs contents will vary.
Contraction puzzle (1) and (2). Children match the source words to the resultant contraction.