15 Picture Books for Teaching Grammar and Conventions


Looking for some fun picture books to spice up your grammar instruction? Here are 15 picture books for teaching grammar in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade!

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Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day (by Robin Pulver)

If You Were an Adjective (by Michael Dahl)

A Is for Angry: An Animal and Adjective Alphabet (by Sandra Boynton)

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? (by Brian P. Cleary)

Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs (by Ruth Heller)

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns (by Brian P. Cleary)

It’s Hard to Be a Verb! (by Julia Cook)

A Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns (by Ruth Heller)

Punctuation Takes a Vacation (by Robin Pulver)

Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb? (by Brian P. Cleary)

Up, Up and Away: A Book about Adverbs (by Ruth Heller)

I and You and Don’t Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun? (by Brian P. Cleary)

If You Were an Apostrophe (by Shelly Lyons)

If You Were a Conjunction (by Nany Loewen)

Punctuation Celebration (by Elsa Knight Bruno)

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Looking for some picture books for teaching grammar in Kindergarten, first grade, or second grade? Here are 15 of my favorites - they cover nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, punctuation, and more!

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Rachel Eiynck
1 year ago

I love this! There are so many neat books to teach students about different parts of speech! Also, I love that it shows us that we can make our bulletin boards into an anchor chart for our classroom! So neat!

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Glad you found it helpful!

Gabrielle Courtney
1 year ago

Scrolling through these story books for teaching grammar, I love the book choices that you have provided. I’ve seen most of these and have heard of other teacher’s using these books as well. I would love to get my hands on some hard copies to use in my future classroom, especially when it comes to teaching grammar to my students.




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