Groovy Grammar! Interesting Tools, Apps, & Ideas for Learning Grammar
Who climbs the Grammar-Tree; distinctly knows Where Noun, and Verb, and Participle grows... - Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Satire VI
With digital devices, learners are writing and speaking everyday. Often, our learners communicate with an international audience. The activities below get students to use their devices to learn grammar in engaging ways. One idea is to get our students to correct the grammar in celebrity tweets, online reviews, and their own status updates. Another idea is to get students to highlight structures in comics they create. Click here for my student's example. I've also included links to fun resources like Grammarman's free comics and FluencyMC's grammar raps. Check out the slides for my recent webinar, How To Teach Grammar. Keep scrolling to access the bookmarks.
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- Lucid Chart has made this incredible video flowchart of the grammar structures in the song, Hey Jude. Get your students to create a similar video with a screencast tool (Educreations or Screen-o-matic).
- Fresh Education has a whole collection of hip hop songs they've made to teach learners about similes, metaphors, and more! Your teens will enjoy the music.
- Language Garden is a great site for highlighting grammar structures.
- These are some digital games and quizzes for learning grammar- Tiny Tap Game Creation App, GetKahoot, Blubbr.tv, and ESLVideo.
- BogglesWorld has board game templates to download.
- Study the grammar in jokes and feel free to use my Joke Bingo template.
- Teach students how to use bookmarklets and extensions like Read & Write, Grammarly, and the Hemingwayapp.
- Little Shop of Writers has various videos that teach grammar.
Find the tools listed above and many more resources in the bookmarks below.