Are you looking for fun ways to review grammar in the classroom? Well, look no further. Our brand new FREE Grammar Games have everything you need to review grammar in grades 2-5.
You know kids need lots of practice with grammar skills. But grammar isn’t always a ton of fun. That’s why I love to use games to help reinforce important skills. Students are focused when they are having fun. This leads to more learning and better retention. That’s a win-win situation.
These FREE Grammar Games are also great for test prep. They will make reviewing grammar skills more fun (and a heck of a lot less noisy) than a barrel of monkeys. In fact, don’t be surprised if your kids ask to play these games during indoor recess.
Why You’ll Love These Grammar Games
We’ve made these grammar games super easy to use in grades 2-5. All you have to do is print and present.
This FREE resource:
- Includes two fun Grammar Games: “4 in a Row” and “Grammar Racing Sentences”
- Is specifically designed for grades 2-5
- Is easy to differentiate: two clearly marked versions for upper and lower grades focus on appropriate grade-level skills
- Reviews parts of speech and affixes
- Is great for test-prep
- Includes an answer key so students can self-check their work
- Has black and white and color options
- Is easy to prep and use
You and your students will love them!
Grammar “4 in a Row”
This first grammar game is super simple to prep and use in the classroom. All you need are some game boards, dice, and crayons or dry-erase markers. The object of the game is to color four squares in a row.
Grammar Skills Covered:
The “4 in a Row” grammar game covers parts of speech and affixes. This one game includes eight different game boards. The parts of speech version reviews 9 different parts of speech:
- Nouns: singular, plural, possessive, common, proper
The affix version includes the following prefixes:
And it reviews the following suffixes:
Talk about a comprehensive review of grade-level grammar skills!
The “4 in a Row” grammar games are easy to set up and use in the classroom. You need one game board for each pair of students. You can print them on regular paper for one-time use. Or print on cardstock and laminate so that each game board can be reused multiple times.
If you use regular paper, students can use a crayon to color the words as they try and get four in a row. If you use laminated game boards, students can use dry-erase markers or small objects to cover the words.
All of the grammar games include answer keys. You can print the games on one side of the paper and the answer key on the back. Students can easily check their work.
How to Play:
This game is best played in pairs. Although, students can play in a group if necessary.
On their turn, the student rolls the dice. The number tells them what part of speech or affix they are looking for. They must find a word on their game board that matches the part of speech or affix rolled.
For instance, in one version of the game, students who roll a one or a four must find a noun to cover. They will review the words on their game board and color or cover a word that is a noun. The object is to get four words in a row to win. If there are no words that match the part of speech or affix rolled, the student does not get to color a box.
The second player then takes a turn.
The first player to color four in a row wins the game.
Because students must rely on a roll of the dice to find a corresponding word, the “4 in a Row” grammar game will be different every time and can be used multiple times to practice grammar skills.
We’ve built differentiation into this game for you. There are four game boards for the parts of speech game and four game boards for the affix game. Each game board is marked with a symbol indicating that it is best for either grades 2-3 or grades 4-5. Within each grade level, there are easier and more difficult options.
Of course, you know your students best, so you can choose the game board that is most appropriate for your class. As you cover additional grammar skills, you can move on to the more advanced game options.
You can use these games during a review day with your entire class, or place them in centers. Another option would be to work on these grammar games during small groups to give students extra assistance.
Feel free to let students use their grammar notes for support. Grammar interactive notebooks (included in all of my grammar lessons) make great reference tools.
Finally, if you have advanced learners, don’t be afraid to challenge them with more advanced game boards.
Grammar Sentence Race
This is another fun grammar game for practicing parts of speech in grades 2-5. This game includes twenty different game boards each containing multiple parts of speech.
Grammar Skills Covered:
“Grammar Sentence Race” is a great way for students to review parts of speech. This grammar game includes the following parts of speech:
Pronouns are included in the easier versions and prepositions in the more advanced version. Each game board includes 6 different parts of speech.
The “Grammar Sentence Race” game is easy to set up and use in the classroom. You need at least one game board for each pair of students. You can print on regular paper for one-time use. Or, you can print on cardstock and laminate so that each game board can be reused multiple times.
These games also include answer keys. I recommend photocopying the game on one side and the answer key on the other side so students can check their work.
If you use regular paper, students can use a crayon to color or underline each word that matches the part of speech on their die. If you use laminated game boards, students can use dry-erase markers or small objects to cover or underline the words.
How to Play:
This game is best played in pairs. Each game board contains two sentences, one for each player. Students can play in groups, if necessary. They can work with a partner to complete the game.
On their turn, student one rolls the dice. The number tells them what part of speech they are looking for. They must then find a word in the Player One sentence that matches the part of speech they rolled. They will underline or color that word.
If their sentence does not have a word that matches the part of speech rolled, they don’t color anything and it is the next player’s turn.
Player two rolls the dice and looks for a matching word in the sentence for Player Two.
The first player to complete the entire sentence wins.
“Grammar Sentence Race” includes ten game boards at each level–20 game boards in all. In addition, students can take turns being Player One and Player Two, resulting in twenty different sentences they can practice with these grammar games.
“Grammar Sentence Race” is easy to differentiate. There are two versions of this game with different parts of speech. Each version is marked with a symbol indicating that it is best for lower grades (2-3) or upper grades (4-5). Within each version, there are multiple sentences.
You can select the version and sentences that are most appropriate for your students.
You might also decide to use these games during a review day with your entire class, or place them in centers. Another option would be to work on the “Grammar Sentence Race” game during small group time to give students extra assistance. This would be a great way to introduce the game and make sure students are on the right track.
If you have advanced learners, try the more advanced version for an extra challenge.
Download Your FREE Grammar Games
The best part about these grammar games is that they are FREE. Just use the button below to download your FREE Grammar Games today and see how much fun reviewing grammar can be.
Another Fun Way to Review Grammar
Task card scoots are another great way to review grammar. Each task card contains one question, helping students focus on a particular grammar skill.
In a task card scoot you place individual cards around the room and students move from card to card working out the problems and recording their answers on an answer sheet. Task card scoots bring some much-needed movement to the day.
Students can work individually or with a partner. And you can even move throughout the room to help struggling students.
The great thing about task card scoots is differentiation is built in. Some students will move quickly through all the cards and others will take more time, maybe only finishing five or six cards during the scoot. This is okay. Be sure to give each student as long as they need to complete each card.
Multiple students can work on the same card at the same time.
If you love task cards as much as I do, check out this post for more suggestions on how to use task cards in your grammar lessons.
And the best part, all of my grammar units come with a complete set of task cards.
Done-for-you Grammar Lessons
You can get a full year of grammar task cards, plus a whole lot more in my grammar curriculum bundles for grades 2-5. Each bundle comes with 32 weeks of low-prep grammar lesson plans. And every week follows the same routine so that your students know what to expect.
- Monday: PowerPoint mini lesson
- Tuesday: Interactive notebook activity
- Wednesday: Grammar writing activity
- Thursday: Task cards
- Friday: Assessment
These bundles have everything you need to teach, practice, and assess an entire year of grammar, including review weeks to ensure your students master these skills. And I designed each activity to take only 10 minutes a day.
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I can’t wait to hear about how much you and your students love these Free Grammar Games!
Have a Not So Wimpy Day,
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