Published at Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 05:40:53 AM. English Worksheets. By Tajuz Subki.
Grammar is usually boring to learn and horrifying to teach, especially when you home school. My family has found a easy way to play a game and learn grammar while we challenge one another to an amusing game.
We are a hectic family that despises diagramming sentences and worksheets. Grammar is a main focus of becoming a great writer and we needed a fun and easy way to learn grammar. It is a very easy game that could begin to be played by children a young as first grade.
We started out by talking about that nouns were people, places or things. We then supplemented verbs and continued to add in every parts of speech until we had added even phrases, clauses, metaphors and similes. Nowadays, as we drive down the road, we challenge each other by labeling a part of speech, phrase, clause or literary device and then name a family member who must make up a sentence using the listed requirements. The kids are getting much challenging towards each other with this game. I never thought that my Teddy will conquer autism and be able to beat his sister's challenge of a sentence with the word monkey, 2 prepositional phrases, an adverb and an adjective. Teddy make a sentence right away with no pausing. "The furry monkey furiously jumped on the large tableˬ beside the zoo cage." He answered back right away.
The magnificent part of the game is that no paper or writing instruments are used. The other amusing part of this game is that kid as young as first grade can begin to play. They like this game. We do it all the time. If you reply your sentence accurately you receive a point and you then choose what the next sentence requirements are and who must answer. You could play when you have just 5 minutes and when you are waiting in line. Both of my kids have studied more grammar playing a game in the car or while waiting at the doctor's office than they ever learned from diagramming or from a book or worksheet. Give it a go. I made up the game throughout a long car drive and before we knew it, we had come at home. Once at home, the children wanted to keep playing!