18 Grammar activities designed for grades 2 through 4.
Noun and verb matching (1) and (2). Children match verbs with the appropriate noun using just words. Then in (2) children match verbs with the appropriate noun using both pictures and words.
Noun and verb matching text only. Nouns and their action verbs. No images for this activity, just words. Children match the text verb to the noun word. Children should note that some words can be both nouns and verbs; for example in this activity - "hammer", "staple". There are of course many others like park, fly, bowl and ship.
Dolch nouns bingo. A game for four players (or four teams). There are 65 Dolch word nouns in the plastic crate. The aim of the game is to match the nouns pulled out of the crate with the nouns on a Bingo card. 65 of the 95 Dolch nouns are used in this fun turn based game.
Synonym dominoes. Children create a sequence of dominoes by matching both ends of each domino with the correct synonym.
i before e. Children add the letters i and e to words using the i before e rule. Since there are a lot of exceptions to the rule, phonics may help too: If the vowels make a long "ee" sound, then the word is spelled with -ie, unless the vowels follow "c". If the vowels make another sound, like a long "a," then it is usually spelled with -ei. like weight and neighbor.
Syllable sorting. An activity where children recognize the number of syllables in an animal's name.
Synonym sacks. This activity requires students to recognize synonyms for common words. This activity can be used during a unit on synonyms. This activity may also be used to help children build vocabulary.
Pool contractions. Contractions pool match. Match the contractions on the pool balls to their correct pockets. Contractions vary each time the activity is run. There is a 10 question multiple choice quiz in this activity.
Beginnings and endings. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. Sequencing is one of many skills that contributes to students' ability to comprehend what they read. The ability to sequence events in a text is a key comprehension strategy, especially for narrative texts.
Cause and effect. Sorting and matching causes with their effects
Synonym and Antonym pairs. In this activity, students will sort cards based on whether the pair of words on each card is a pair of synonyms or a pair of antonyms. With over 600 cards, this activity is randomized, so it will change each time it is run.
Homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Children need to use the code breaker to add the correct letters into the empty boxes.
Homophones their there and they're. Activity showing the differences between the words their, they're and there. Children choose the correct word to complete each sentence. RL.3.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language.
Synonym shootout. This activity requires students to recognize synonyms for common words. This activity can be used during a unit on synonyms. This activity may also be used to help children build vocabulary. There are many variations to this activity. Every time it runs there will be a different synonym set or arrangement of that set.
Synonyms. Find the synonym that matches the other half of the domino.
Synonym scrambles 1. There are words each marked on a colored tray. Ask; bring; true; find. Each word has several synonyms scrambled around the screen. Drop the synonyms for each of the four words into the correct tray.
Synonym scrambles 2. Give; hard; kind; make. Each word has several synonyms scrambled around the screen. Drop the synonyms for each of the four words into the correct tray.