GRAMMAR PRACTICE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BORING!!!
Kids can actually enjoy it!
Motivating! Clear! Effective! Easy to Use!
Try a TALL TALE GRAMMAR story to practice grammar and spelling skills with intermediate and middle school students.
These tales focus on the most common errors in homophones, subject--verb agreement, apostrophe, capitalization, punctuation, and irregular verbs and plurals.
They can easily be used in learning centers or as homework, seatwork, and/or preparation for state writing tests.
Simple to use and to grade, if desired, the tales have sentences with only one grammatical error in each sentence. Students enjoy trying to find them, individually or in teams.
Every story includes an ANSWER KEY PLUS with an explanation for each correction, and a short WRITING PROMPT is added for extra credit. This grammar story also includes corrected version in paragraph form.
Check out Reading Spotlight's other 4 Sets of Tall Tales Grammar. They are available in individual Sets of 5 or as a bundle.
Tall Tales Grammar Bundle
Grammar Career Stories
All use the same format and are highly motivating and effective.
For extra fun in class:
Pair two students together, and give teams points for each correct answer. Use any or all of Reading Spotlight's Grammar Stories while charting teams' total scores on a wall board over several days or weeks. Award small prizes or grade points to teams when they reach a certain total. Students love the competition, and the pairs like helping each other find the errors.
Thank you for considering these effective and enjoyable grammar exercises.