Category Archives: Grammar

15 Picture Books for Teaching Grammar and Conventions

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! I’ve included Amazon affiliate links for each book. Click on the cover image of any of the texts to read more about it or purchase! Nouns and Verbs…Continue Reading

How To Find Time for Grammar Instruction (in K-2)

How To Find Time for Grammar Instruction (in K-2)

The school day is sooo packed! It’s so hard to fit everything in, right?! Grammar or language arts instruction is essential. But when do you teach it? How do you find time for it all? In today’s post, I’ll explain why grammar instruction does not need to take up tons and tons of time. I’ll…Continue Reading

How to Integrate Grammar Instruction into Shared Reading or Close Reading (for K-2)

How to Integrate Grammar Instruction into Shared Reading or Close Reading (for K-2)

Want to provide the absolute best grammar instruction for your students? Connect it with your reading (and writing) instruction! Research shows that teaching grammar in the context of reading and writing is MUCH more effective than worksheets, editing drills, and isolated practice. We want our students to see grammar and conventions used correctly in real…Continue Reading

Best Practices for Teaching Grammar in K-2

Best Practices for Teaching Grammar in K-2

When you think about your own experiences with learning grammar, what comes to mind? As a student, I remember diagramming sentences…using a musty old grammar book with yellowed pages….exercises that put me to sleep…and generally disliking grammar altogether. Can you relate? As a teacher, I’d never want my own students to have the same experience.…Continue Reading