In honor of National Grammar Day (Saturday, March 4), get on the go with grammar and explore parts of speech with The Walking Classroom! Listen to Prepositions (4-#32, 5-#21, Complete-#15), Adverbs of Manner (4-#10, Complete-#14), and Interjections (4-#8, 5-#20, Complete-#16). Grab a WalkKit or your phone (with The Walking Classroom mobile app installed, of course) and set your sights on grammar!
Spice up your Sentences (starting with Prepositions!)
Prepositions, adverbs, and interjections are all useful for writing more interesting sentences. Take a look at a few activities to refine these skills! Encourage students to think about how they can use these devices in their own writing and speech to enhance interest!
Start your students off by thinking about prepositions! Invite them to describe their surroundings in detail using as many prepositions as possible! Or, play The Poser Game. Have them strike, share, and then describe (using prepositions) some crazy poses.
Check out these teaching materials and ideas for other activities. Then, take a peek at some prepositions in nonfiction, or challenge your students with a crossword puzzle!
Advance your Adverbs
Help younger students become adverb experts with some fun activities! Have students pair up, choose a verb and an adverb, and write sentences using both. Then, invite them to share and compare!
Once your students have adverbs down, go hunting for adverbs . . . “in the wild”! Take a look at some kids’ books that tackle the topic. Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely (860L) by Brian P. Cleary is simply bursting with adverbs, silly rhymes, and hilarious illustrations that are sure to enrapture students. You may also want to check out his other books on grammar topics!
Round it all off with a writing activity! Have students experiment with adverbs in their writing, and seek them out in their reading too!
Interested in Interjections?
The world of interjections is limitless! Allow students to let their creativity run free with an interjections activity. Once they have a feel for this exciting, emotional part of speech, have them try a word search! Invite them to share favorite interjections, and interject them into their speech in class!
Get Set to Write!
Once your students have a strong grasp of adverbs of manner, prepositions, and interjections, encourage them to elevate their writing! Have them try all the new grammar tools at their disposal — with a story or nonfiction paragraph! Suggest that they incorporate as many adverbs, prepositions, and interjections as possible! Be sure to provide sharing time.
Kristi Price says
What a great resource! I love grammar, and the kids do much better when we can engage in the Walking Classroom and then come back to the classroom, discuss, and then practice a grammar skill!
Kim Petro says
Grammar can be so hard to engage students. I love using the episodes on The Walking Classroom to spice up instruction. The kids love it!
Lindsey Simcina says
This is a great way for my students to learn and review grammar skills. This helps increase engagement and the students have a great conversation, too. Thanks for making learning fun!
Amy Hegener says
This is a great way for my students to review grammar. Thanks for making learning so much fun!