Thursday, November 6, 2008

Five Great Grammar Resources

Online games can be a fun way for students to practice and develop specific skills sets and content knowledge. This is particularly true when students are developing content knowledge and skills that are best learned through repetition. On that note, here are five places to find grammar games to use in the classroom. All five of the following are free of advertising.

1. The Houghton Mifflin Company produces Grammar Blast. Grammar Blast offers 35 interactive grammar activities for students in grades two through five.

2. The Grammar Practice Park produced by Harcourt School Publishers provides 12 games for students in grades three, four, and five.

3. The British Council's Learn English website offers 69 interactive activities for learning the rules of grammar. The activities are not listed by grade level so you will have to preview them to determine which activities are best suited for your students.

4. Scholastic Inc. has a page for elementary age students called Maggie's Learning Adventures. On Maggie's Learning Adventures visitors will find five grammar activities as well as activities for learning Spanish, Math, and Science.

5. The BBC's Skillswise website is a great resource for a wide variety of content areas. On the grammar and spelling page there are 21 activities suitable for students of middle school and high school age.