Reading is a blast... we'll prove it with these Function of Words grammar games. And while they're having fun, children will be getting a tangible impression of the jobs of different words—grammar. These games also instill an understanding of the importance of word order and, most importantly, inspire them to practice reading words. This work is specifically designed to ease the beginning reader into reading more and more words, phonetic and non-phonetic. It is a critical step in gaining a deep understanding of the meaning of words—reading comprehension.
We recommend proceeding in the following order:
- The Article
- The Adjective: Activities 1 & 2
- The Conjunction
- The Preposition
- The Verb: Activities 1 & 2
- The Adverb: Activities 1 & 2
- The Verb: Transitive & Intransitive
- The Verb: Syntax
- The Verb: Mental Activity
- Commands: Activities 1-4
If you'd like more information, download our detailed lesson plan describing how to use Function of Words/Grammar materials.
If you'd like to make your own grammar symbols, you can download those here.
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