Want children to pay attention to grammar? Then free them to play with it by using our Definition Cards! These are an incredibly fun and engaging activity that allow children to move the components of sentences around and play with sentence structure in order to get a sense of what works and what doesn't. These cards create grammar puzzles: great for reading comprehension. For more information, download our free lesson plan describing how to use definition cards.
|Match the term to the definition and check your own work||Match the term to both halves of the definition and check your own work|
The first step is to match the term card to the entire definition. Children use the control card to check their own work. Once they have mastered this challenge, they match the term to the two separate definition cards. This is the fun part ... when they read the phrases to see what works, they'll find many that don't work ... they sound ridiculously wrong! Watch how they intentionally try to make things not fit together just to see how funny it will sound. Great fun.
Each term is formatted into six different cards as follows:
- 1 Control Card (word & full definition on one card) (3⅔” x 4⅓”)
- 2 Word Cards (3⅔” x ¾”)
- 1 Full Definition Card (3⅔” x 3⅜”)
- 1 First-half Definition Card (3⅔” x 1¼”)
- 1 Second-half Definition Card (3⅔” x 2¼”)
For more details on using and displaying these cards, see our Pedagogy Blog post on Displaying Definition Card Sets.
NOTE: We are discontinuing our unlaminated definition card packets and sets. Get them while they last and take advantage of the HUGE discount on our complete, unlaminated definition card set!