29 January 2017
Day 23 / 106 - Grammar Scavenger Hunt
I'm facilitating a Grammar course this year using Easy Grammar 9 [more on Easy Grammar in a later post. Good stuff.]
Throughout my homeschooling years, I've facilitated Grammar classes for upper elementary students, but never for junior high/high school students. However, I'm becoming more and more convinced that Grammar is a subject that needs to be learned throughout the higher grades.
Since I'm new to teaching older students Grammar, I'm learning I need to develop a few enrichment activities for the class, so they don't have to listen to me ramble on about transitive verbs and direct objects for 50 minutes. In November, I whipped up a Grammar Scavenger Hunt. I've revised it a few times since then, in order to redo the class activity several times to keep the learning fun.
I use articles from children's magazines, [National Geographic Kids is a crowd favorite -- even for the high schoolers] and I ask the students to find a variety of Grammar concepts in the articles. They are on the hunt for different types of clauses, sentences, nouns, adjectives, and more.
If you're interested at recreating a similar activity, I would encourage you to read the article before you design your hunt. Sometimes, not every Grammar concept can be found in every article, and you might have to improvise.
Posted by Anne at 8:34 PM