Grammar Development Handouts

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Allison Fors
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36 color + 36 black and white handouts
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Grammar development handouts and charts! This resource outlines the big-picture of grammar acquisition in early childhood. It reviews the different aspects of syntactic structures, why they are critical for communication, and what makes them especially difficult.

Are you feeling lost on how to build language skills in older students?
Need a better grasp on grammar development?
Not sure how to listen for syntactic errors?
Want to feel more confident in grammar intervention?

Imagine having…

➜ An easy way to review grammar development with tons of definitions, explanations, and examples to simplify it all.

➜ Explanations of the roles syntax and morphology play in language development.

➜ Information to problem-solve the weak link of a student’s syntactic structures.

➜ Explanations of why certain syntactic structures are difficult for our students.

➜ Functional room décor – posters, bulletin board.


  • Sentence Structures Types
  • Declarative Sentence Form
  • Negative Sentence Form + Supplemental Information
  • Interrogative Sentence Form
  • Embedding + Supplemental Information
  • Conjoining + Supplemental Information
  • Adverbials
  • Agreement
  • Tense and Aspect + Supplemental Information
  • Complement Clauses + Supplemental Information
  • Passive Voice + Supplemental Information
  • Relative Clauses + Supplemental Information
  • Morphology Stages + Supplemental Information
  • Mean Length Utterances + Supplemental Information
  • Pronouns
  • Irregular Past Tense Verbs + Supplemental Information
  • Narratives Development + Narrative Microstructures for Linguistically Diverse Children + Supplemental Information
  • Common Morphological Errors in ESL Learners
  • Common Difficult Syntactic Structures + Syntactic Teaching Procedures
  • Language Sample Checklist

The supplemental information pages further the understanding of the main handout page. They may include deeper dives on the development, clarification of terms, or more examples of the clauses and sentences types.

Black and white versions are included as a print-friendly option to hand out to teachers and parents.

The Table of Contents is hyperlinked to quickly navigate the document while on a computer or tablet.

This resource is not grade specific and includes development starting at 12 months old, although it is especially great for upper elementary, middle school, and high schoolers.


  • Place in sheet protectors in a binder
  • Frame as posters for your wall
  • Make a bulletin board
  • On-the-go: print 4 to a page, laminate, and put on a keyring

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"I have been looking for a resource like this for a long time! I have shied away from grammar as I have not felt confident in this area. I'm so pleased to have found something so comprehensive and clearly laid out. Will be using this for myself and looking forward to sharing the handouts with parents and teachers. Thank you!!"

"These are amazing. They are especially helpful to work use with older children with language difficulties to work out what to target and ensure no parts of language and grammar development are missed. It’s such a complex and tricky area and these sheets give the most perfect summaries making my life much easier!! Thank you for these amazing sheets."

"This resource is so comprehensive! Not only is it perfect to show family members, it's also going to be so helpful to help me plan my own treatment programs moving forward. Plus it's BEAUTIFUL. Thank you!!"



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36 color + 36 black and white handouts
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