Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grammar Supplements - Games

Its always fun to change things up and add some fun things into our days. Games seem to really help us do that while still practicing skills already learned.
Grammar seems to be an area that is a bit harder to be able to use games - at least that has been my experience up until now.

In searching through the EduPlace Students Site I ( grade 6-8) found some great finds! 
Here is a link for "Grammar Enrichment" from Houghton Mifflin English. This particular link is for grades 6-8. The games and activities on here look like real fun~ and are a great way to reinforce concepts learned!

Listed by grade level it gives you a pdf link to click onto so you can print out each activity/game.

The K-5 portion is set up just a bit different and also has some great things for practice in areas of English~  I am probably going to add a few of these also to my younger son's lessons for reinforcement and to help change things up a bit.

For a complete index of what Education Place has to offer click on this link here.  Some of these links are great to use as a supplement or enrichment while working on something.

We tend to use textbooks in a very non-traditional way~ We use these for the games, activities, pictures and things to print out for lapbooks and notebooking there are some great ideas we can use here.(example of spelling activities for printing here)

A "new to us" Book Series and Author- Lee Roddy

I am adding a few more things to my order list for our new year~ and am finding some gems -

Our youngest has always enjoyed a more traditional way of learning. I have found he enjoys very much the older book series like Box Car Children and many others~ I think that is why he enjoys Yesterdays Classics so much.  I have tried many times to encourage him to try the Magic Tree House Series or maybe Flat Stanley and others but he doesn't want any part of them ~

Lee Roddy is  a "new to us" author and I plan to pick up a book or two of his to show my younger son.

I think he will be very interested since it seems like it fits his style and personality and interest level as a 12 year old boy.  Here is a link to Lee Roddy's books.
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Initially I heard about Lee Roddy from the IEW email loop list.  It was a suggestion given for a book he had written entitled "How to Write a Story" and also the other "A Guide to Writing Your Novel".

My list is getting longer - how is yours going or should I say growing?

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