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Ch 2: Grammar for Elementary School

About This Chapter

This chapter provides a valuable resource for helping teach your elementary school students about the importance and rules of grammar in the English language. You can use these interesting and engaging lessons either as test prep or to assist your students with their homework.

Grammar for Elementary School

Your elementary school students will learn everything they need to know about grammar by utilizing the lessons in this chapter. You can trust our instructors' ability to teach your students about grammar because they are professional and knowledgeable. After a lesson is completed, the self-assessment quizzes can be taken to find out how much your students are learning.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with grammar will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about grammar.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding techniques used in grammar
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about grammar
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning language arts (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about grammar
  • Students who struggle to understand their language arts teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra language arts resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover grammar topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning about grammar.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands grammar by completing the Grammar for Elementary School chapter exam.

52 Lessons in Chapter 2: Grammar for Elementary School
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Robert Burns' Poems: Lesson for Kids

1. Robert Burns' Poems: Lesson for Kids

Robert Burns is a Scottish writer known for his poems and traditional songs. His work is known worldwide, but he is especially beloved in Scotland. We will look at Robert Burns' use of his Scots language, traditional Scottish folk songs, and love of nature and emotion.

Possessive Nouns: Lesson for Kids

2. Possessive Nouns: Lesson for Kids

You probably know a lot about nouns already. But did you know that some nouns own, or possess, other nouns? This lesson looks at possessive nouns and how to use them.

Sight Word Games for Kids

3. Sight Word Games for Kids

In the English language, we commonly see the same words used over and over again. These words are called sight words, which are vital to literacy and early learning. Some examples of sight words are do, am, all, at, want and was. Read on to learn about games that will reinforce sight words in a fun way.

Palindromes: Lesson for Kids

4. Palindromes: Lesson for Kids

Palindromes are pure fun! They are found in words, phrases, and numbers. Palindromes are a special pattern of characters. What are they? Read the following lesson to learn more!

Compound Words Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

5. Compound Words Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In today's lesson, you'll learn about words known as compound words. You'll learn what they are and how they work. Then you'll take a look at some examples and practice what you've learned.

Root Words: Lesson for Kids

6. Root Words: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about root words, prefixes, and suffixes. You will learn how to identify root words and how to use root words to help discover the meaning of an unfamiliar word.

Action Words: Lesson for Kids

7. Action Words: Lesson for Kids

From the moment we get out of bed in the morning we are constantly doing something. When we put these actions to words we need to use action verbs. These action verbs allow us to tell others about the things we've done or the things we are doing.

Transition Words: Lesson for Kids

8. Transition Words: Lesson for Kids

Just as a day with no breaks would be tiresome, writing without transition words can be a mess. Discover what a transition word is, what purpose it serves, and how to use it properly.

Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

9. Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever unbuttoned your coat, retied your shoes or told your friend how impossible the math test was? If so, then you've used words with prefixes. In this lesson, you will learn what prefixes are and what they can do to a word.

Adjectives Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

10. Adjectives Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

How would you describe yourself? Would you say you are smart or funny? Is your room messy or neat? Whenever you describe something, you use adjectives. This lesson will teach you what adjectives are and how to use them.

Abbreviations: Lesson for Kids

11. Abbreviations: Lesson for Kids

Sometimes, you just don't have the time or space to write out whole words. Abbreviations help with that! In this lesson, you will learn about abbreviations and how they are used.

Nouns Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

12. Nouns Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about one part of speech: nouns. You will learn about common and proper nouns, and we'll discuss some of the ways nouns can be used in sentences.

Collective Nouns: Lesson for Kids

13. Collective Nouns: Lesson for Kids

What is a collective noun? How are they different from other nouns? Why does it matter? Read the following lesson to learn what exactly a collective noun is and how it impacts your writing. Don't forget to show what you know with the quiz at the end!

What is a Common Noun? - Lesson for Kids

14. What is a Common Noun? - Lesson for Kids

You may already know what a noun is, but what's a common noun? In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a noun common, what makes it different from the proper noun, and how to identify it in sentences.

Action Verbs: Lesson for Kids

15. Action Verbs: Lesson for Kids

This is a lesson about action verbs. You'll learn what an action verb is and think of action verbs you can use. Then, you'll practice finding the action verbs in some sentences.

Adverbs Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

16. Adverbs Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson you'll learn about adverbs. You'll learn what an adverb is, some of the questions an adverb can answer, and how to use adverbs to make your writing stronger.

Arabic Alphabet: Lesson for Kids

17. Arabic Alphabet: Lesson for Kids

Let's learn the Arabic alphabet! In this lesson you will get an overview of all the letters in the Arabic alphabet including their names and how to say them.

Greek Alphabet: Lesson for Kids

18. Greek Alphabet: Lesson for Kids

The Greek alphabet is over 3,000 years old and is still used today! In this lesson, we will learn about the letters that make up the Greek alphabet, how they are pronounced and how they affect the English language.

Alphabet Games for Kids

19. Alphabet Games for Kids

Knowledge of the alphabet is the gateway to reading and writing, but learning the ABCs doesn't have to be a chore. Read on to find games and activities to help kids learn their letters while having fun!

Analogies Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

20. Analogies Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of analogies. You'll learn how to complete simple analogies to learn vocabulary, and you'll explore the use of analogies in literature.

Capitalization Lesson for Kids: Rules & Definition

21. Capitalization Lesson for Kids: Rules & Definition

Capitalizing words allows them to be set apart from the other words in a sentence. A capital letter is like a highlight; it draws the reader's attention to it. Read the following lesson to learn the rules of capitalization.

Comma Rules: Lesson for Kids

22. Comma Rules: Lesson for Kids

Commas are one of the punctuation marks that make many students shudder in fear. But don't cower, students! If you take the time to learn the rules, they're easy. Be brave, and follow along!

Complex Sentence Examples: Lesson for Kids

23. Complex Sentence Examples: Lesson for Kids

Complex sentences aren't as complicated as they sound! In this lesson, we will learn about the clauses that make up complex sentences, why complex sentences might be used, and how to write them.

Conjunctions Lesson for Kids: Definition & Example

24. Conjunctions Lesson for Kids: Definition & Example

Conjunctions are the part of speech used to connect words and groups of words. In this lesson, you will learn the three types of conjunctions and how to use them in your writing.

Consonance Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

25. Consonance Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

They stood on the road and cried. Bobby bumped into Patty while jumping into the boat. What do these sentences have in common? They have consonance. In today's lesson, you learn what consonance is and look at some fun examples!

Vowels & Consonants: Lesson for Kids

26. Vowels & Consonants: Lesson for Kids

Explore how the alphabet is broken down into two categories and how to identify which letters are consonants and which are vowels. Learn a fun strategy for remembering the two.

Contractions: Lesson for Kids

27. Contractions: Lesson for Kids

Can't, she'll, we've and they're are all words that have something in common. They are contraction words! In today's lesson we will learn about contractions and work with a few examples.

Verbs Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

28. Verbs Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

'Chop,' 'cut,' and 'kick' are all action words. These action words are called verbs. Today, we will learn what verbs are and briefly discuss the different kinds of verbs.

Irregular Verbs: Lesson for Kids

29. Irregular Verbs: Lesson for Kids

Most verbs in the English language follow a regular pattern of conjugation, but there are a number of verbs that don't. What does that exactly mean? Read the following lesson to learn about verb tenses, regular and irregular!

Linking Verbs: Lesson for Kids

30. Linking Verbs: Lesson for Kids

Verbs are an important part of a sentence, but did you know that there are different types of verbs? This lesson will teach you about one type, linking verbs, and how to identify them in sentences.

Prepositions Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

31. Prepositions Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Prepositions are one of the parts of speech. In this lesson, you will learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases, how to identify them, and how to use them in sentences.

Prepositional Phrase Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

32. Prepositional Phrase Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Prepositional phrases allow us to communicate relationships between objects. Prepositional phrases commonly answer the questions, ~'where~' and~'when.' Read on for a quick review on what a preposition is, and learn how prepositional phrases are incredibly important to communication.

What is a Pronoun? - Lesson for Kids

33. What is a Pronoun? - Lesson for Kids

Say you're writing a story with a main character named J. Tomas Feeblemeyer. How would you feel if you had to write J. Tomas Feeblemeyer over and over throughout your story? How would your reader feel having to read that long name each time? Learn how pronouns can help.

Imperative Sentences: Lesson for Kids

34. Imperative Sentences: Lesson for Kids

Your parents probably use imperative sentences often when they talk to you. Can you guess what type of sentence they are? Imperative sentences are commands, and this lesson will show you how they work and what makes them unique.

Simple Sentences Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

35. Simple Sentences Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

The simple sentence is the foundation of our language. It's complete, with a subject and a predicate, but with nothing extra. Let's look a little closer at what a simple sentence is, and don't forget to prove your understanding with the quiz!

Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

36. Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we are going to learn about word parts that can change the meaning of a word. These word parts are added to the end of a word. They are called suffixes.

Homographs: Lesson for Kids

37. Homographs: Lesson for Kids

Homographs can be challenging, especially for young learners. Read the following lesson to learn about homographs and discover some tips on using context clues to identify homographs.

Homonyms: Lesson for Kids

38. Homonyms: Lesson for Kids

Wave, tire, and well all have something in common. They are all homonyms. In today's lesson we will learn what is special about these words and how to find them.

Homophones: Lesson for Kids

39. Homophones: Lesson for Kids

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read the following lesson to learn how to tell homophones apart, how to tell the difference between 'problem pairs' of homophones and how to choose the right homophone in your own writing.

Parts of a Sentence: Lesson for Kids

40. Parts of a Sentence: Lesson for Kids

What makes a sentence complete? What is a subject and a predicate? In this lesson, you will learn the two very special parts of a sentence that make a complete thought.

Compound Sentences: Lesson for Kids

41. Compound Sentences: Lesson for Kids

When you want to join two sentences, you can create one compound sentence. Compound sentences are connected with a conjunction and express a related idea. Read the lesson, and you'll see that compound sentences are everywhere! (Yes, that's a compound sentence!)

Exclamatory Sentences: Lesson for Kids

42. Exclamatory Sentences: Lesson for Kids

Exclamatory sentences are the kind of sentences that you want to reserve for your strongest emotions. In this lesson, you'll learn about exclamatory sentences, how to write one, and how to identify one in speech and writing.

Declarative Sentences: Lesson for Kids

43. Declarative Sentences: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll review the parts of a complete sentence and learn about the most common type of sentence: a declarative sentence. You can also see examples of declarative sentences before taking a short quiz.

Interrogative Sentences: Lesson for Kids

44. Interrogative Sentences: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll discuss interrogative sentences. You'll learn the definition of an interrogative sentence, the rules to writing an interrogative sentence, and an exception to the rules.

Spelling Activities for Kids

45. Spelling Activities for Kids

Learning to spell correctly is an important skill, usually mastered in the elementary and middle school grades. Daily spelling practice is essential to this endeavor, but it doesn't have to be boring. Read on to find ideas for activities that make spelling fun.

Spelling Games for Kids

46. Spelling Games for Kids

Games can make even the most tedious activities seem fun. When playing games is coupled with learning, it is a win-win situation for all involved. Read on for ways to engage your students in practicing spelling.

Superlatives: Lesson for Kids

47. Superlatives: Lesson for Kids

Big, little, great, and worst are all words you probably know and use. These words describe something and give details. Today, we are going to learn about the best describing words--superlatives!

Syllables Lesson for Kids: Definition & Rules

48. Syllables Lesson for Kids: Definition & Rules

Did you know that words are often like puzzles, made of smaller pieces or parts? These pieces of words are called syllable and this lesson will teach you how to find and use them. Read on to learn more about syllables!

Multiple Meaning Words: Lesson for Kids

49. Multiple Meaning Words: Lesson for Kids

Dig into this lesson to see if you dig multiple-meaning words. They often confuse readers, as they may sound and look the same, but have different meanings. Head into this lesson to learn ways of keeping multiple-meaning words straight in your head!

Word Families: Lesson for Kids

50. Word Families: Lesson for Kids

Word families can help you improve your reading and writing skills while having fun. In this lesson, we'll look at some fun word families and see how you can use them to make rhymes.

Months of the Year Lesson for Kids

51. Months of the Year Lesson for Kids

There are 12 months in a year and this lesson will teach you what makes each month unique. We will also learn about the major holidays of each month and which months are in the different seasons of the year.

Days of the Week Lesson for Kids

52. Days of the Week Lesson for Kids

Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. The days of the week are important because they help us with our scheduling. There are rules to follow when using them in your writing. Let's learn about the days of the week!

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