Grammar is important in all subject areas and in every piece of writing that students produce. As teachers, we want to provide our students with ample practice of the different grammar skills so they eventually learn and begin using these skills in their own writing.
Make grammar practice fun for your students with digital activities!
The grammar activities highlighted in this blogpost are from the Writing Club for Grade 1, 2, and 3 students.
What are digital grammar activities?
Digital grammar activities are Google Slide™ activities that you give to your students so they can practice a wide variety of grammar skills. Activities include drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-box, and matching activities.
Why are digital grammar activities a great fit in your classroom?
Grammar activities are perfect for your classroom because they are:
- No Prep – There is no prep on your part. Simply decide on the activity and assign it to your students through Google Classroom™ or in an email. Project on a white board for whole class instruction.
- Fun and Easy-To-Use – The activities are straight-forward and easy for your students to complete. Students enjoy completing the activities as they practice a variety of different grammar skills including putting words in ABC order, identifying different parts of speech, and so much MORE!
Who are the digital grammar activities for?
The grammar activities are for students in Grade 1 to Grade 3. They are also useful for ELL learners, students on individual learning plans, and students in other grade levels that need extra practice on grammar skills.
Not sure how to use the digital grammar activities in your classroom?
Here are 10 Ways to Use Digital Grammar Activities in Your Classroom:
- Center Activities – Add your digital grammar activities to your writing or literacy center.
- Homework – Assign digital grammar activities to your students for homework practice.
- Regular Program – Incorporate the digital grammar activities as part of your regular language arts program. Assign activities to students that reinforce the grammar skills and concepts that are presented during your language arts lessons.
- Reading/Writing Buddies – Get kids to complete the digital grammar activities with your students’ reading/writing buddies.
- Bell Ringer – Assign the digital grammar activities as a bell ringer activity. Students can complete the activities on individual devices or project the activity on a white board and have students work on the activity as a class.
- Individual learning needs – Target the learning needs of individual students by providing students with the digital activities that they need to practice. Not all students need to complete the same activity.
- Writing Station – Add a couple tablets or iPads to your writing station. When students are working at this station, they can choose the grammar activities they want to practice or you can assign specific activities for students to work on.
- Provide Choice – Let students choose the grammar skill activity they want to work on. Many of the skills contain a number of different grammar activities that students can choose from.
- Assessment – Use 3 to 5 of the Google Slides™ to informally assess your students to determine which students need further instruction or practice with a particular grammar skill.
- Early Finishers – The digital grammar activities are an awesome activity to give to your early finishers as they are curriculum-based. Early finishers get additional practice on a wide range of grammar skills and are fun for students to complete.
Need to differentiate the activities for your students?
If you have students with different learning needs, differentiate the digital grammar activities to meet the individual learning needs of your students.
You can differentiate the activities by:
- demonstrating the activities to students before assigning the activities to students.
- providing your students with different digital grammar activities.
- reducing or increasing the number of slides/activities that students need to complete.
- assigning a partner to students who need extra support.
- adjusting the expectations to meet the individual needs of your students.
- building in breaks if needed by students.
- allowing students to complete activities over multiple sessions.
Still not sure if the digital grammar activities are for you? Try them out in your classroom today!
Free Digital Grammar Activities
Here are your FREE digital grammar activities.
- Antonyms 3 (Google Slides™) (FREE)
- Categories 1 (Google Slides™) (FREE)
- Parts of Speech 1 (Google Slides™) (FREE)
- Possessive Pronouns 1 (Google Slides™) (FREE)
PLEASE NOTE: These activities are meant to be used with Google Slides™. You need a Google™ account (free) to download and use the Google Slides™ student edition version.
- Click on one of the student edition resources above.
- When prompted, click ‘Make a Copy.’
- Choose the slides you want your students to practice.
- Share the slides with your students.
What Teachers are Saying About the Digital Grammar Activities:
❤️ “This was a super fun and very effective activity for my students. I have English Learners in my classroom, and it was awesome to hear them as they talked out their responses!” – J. Driscoll
❤️ “My students love using the drag and drop to complete assignments. The assignments are very straightforward and work well with students that need additional practice.” – Rose S.
❤️ “Such a great resource that helped my first graders grasp the concept!” – Sara C.
❤️ “My students loved these slides during our whole group instruction. They were very easy to use.” – Layla A.
Here are even more Digital Grammar Activities FREEBIES:
- Parts of Speech
- Possessive Pronouns
Digital Grammar Activity Topics
There are 123 digital grammar activities found in the Writing Club membership.
Answer Keys – Answer keys are provided for every digital grammar activity making it easy for you to mark the activities and determine which skills your students need extra practice or instruction.
The Writing Club membership has grammar activities on the following topics:
- Abbreviations (5 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- ABC Order (9 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Adjectives (7 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Adverbs (2 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Adverbs and Adjectives (2 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Articles (6 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Categories (2 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Compound Words (6 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Conjunctions (5 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Contractions (5 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Nouns (12 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Nouns and Adjectives (1 Google Slide™ activity with answer key)
- Nouns and Verbs (2 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Parts of Speech (2 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Prefixes (2 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Prepositions (7 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Pronouns (6 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Root Words (1 Google Slide™ activity with answer key)
- Rhyming Words (7 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Suffixes (6 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Syllables (7 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms (9 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
- Verbs (12 Google Slide™ activities with answer keys)
In the writing club, you will find 1000’s of lessons and materials that are always up to date with the latest standards.