16 Mar Grammar Time: Resources for Kids
A lot of times, sentence structure can be a difficult topic to learn about. Having a grammatical foundation early on can really help with understanding what makes a sentence!
Luckily, you don’t have to start by explaining the complex stuff like the present perfect progressive tense. You can start small with explaining what a noun or verb is, and then from there, you can add on. And to help with all that grammar, here are some resources you can check out here at the library!
School House Rock! is something that can help with understanding the components of a sentence. You may remember songs like “Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?” or “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here,” but if you don’t, that’s not a problem because School House Rock Grammar has the songs right here for you. Overall, this DVD provides a useful learning tool that is also fun!
This book and the many other grammar books by Cleary explain different sentence components with simple sentences, easy to understand similes, and bright, exciting pictures. I, You, and Don’t Forget Who specifically focuses on—you guessed it—pronouns. We know our basic subject pronouns like “you” or “I”, but the book also touches on words we don’t always realize are pronouns, like the word “who.”
Wheel of Subject-Verb Agreement is all about identifying whether or not a subject is singular or plural and conjugating the verbs to agree with the subject. It includes common errors made in writing as well as explanations for those errors. And thanks to the fun game show style it’s written in, this book teaches grammar while still entertaining the reader.
As you grow in understanding grammar, you can continue to improve your communication skills, both written and verbal. And maybe, as you understand more and more grammar, you’ll find you enjoy dissecting sentences to figure out what components they contain, which can in turn lead to eventually diagramming sentences!