Today is Grammar Day!
You read that correctly, parents. Grammar Day. National Grammar Day.
Haven’t heard of it? National Grammar Day was created in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar and the author of Things that Make Us [Sic].
Your kids may roll their eyes or groan in disgust thinking about National Grammar Day (and parents may even cringe at the thought of re-learning grammar rules), but really, if we didn’t have grammar, we’d be one seriously confused group. And though diagramming sentences may not be everyone’s cup of tea, grammar really can be fun.
So sit back and relax and read up on some of these cool articles, books, printables, and games to find the ones your kids can enjoy the most. These are just a few of our favorite resources and ideas for celebrating National Grammar Day and helping your child love learning about vocabulary, punctuatuon, and all things grammar.
- 2 Ways to Help Kids Fall in Love With Grammar (Ages 3-10)
- 7 Grammar Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make (Ages 7-13)
- 7 (More!) Grammar Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make (Ages 7-13)
- Top 20 Commonly Confused Homophones (Ages 7-13)
- Parent Primer: Review the Basics of Grammar (Ages 9-11)
Printables and Activities:
- Grammar Tales: Chicken in the City (Nouns) (Ages 6-7)
- Noisy Punctuation Game (Ages 8-10)
- Sentence Grab Bag (Ages 8-10)
- Writing Printables for All Ages (All Ages)
Or use these great books about grammar to get your kids into the grammar spirit:
- A Mink, A Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun?, by Brian P. Cleary (Ages 5-7)
- The Planet Without Pronouns, by Justin McCory Martin (Ages 5-8)
- Punctuation Celebration, by Elsa Knight Bruno (Ages 5-8)
- Exclamation Mark, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Ages 5-8)
- Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference, by Lynne Truss (Ages 5-8)
- Super Grammar, by Tony Preciado (Ages 7-10)
More books and resources for teaching about grammar in fun and exciting ways:
- Teaching Grammar With Playful Poems, by Nancy Mack (Ages 4-7)
- Punctuation Takes a Vacation, by Robin Pulver (Ages 5-7)
- But and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction?, by Brian P. Cleary (Ages 7-9)
- Scholastic Guide to Grammar, by Marvin Terban (Grades 8-12)
- Basher Basics: Grammar, by Simon Basher, Mary Frances Budzik (Ages 9-13)
What are your favorite ways to celebrate National Grammar Day? We’d love to hear it! Share your ideas on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on twitter, @teachmama, and let’s continue the conversation!
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