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Warm-up Games for Grammar Years 5-6

Catalysts for effective and purposeful grammar learning

At last, a series that shows you how to teach grammar to children in an engaging way so that it will stay in their memories forever! Recognising grammar is often invisible as well as complex, Warm-up Games for Grammar brings it out into the open so that children can see it, play with it and understand how and why we need to learn about it. Each book draws on successful techniques from drama, movement and sports games to offer exciting and creative ideas for making grammar learning easy, fun and purposeful.

Ages: 9-11 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5906 | ISBN: 9781776551323

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Frances Adlam

Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at www.outofthebox.net.nz.


What is grammar?5
Warm up with sentences6
Make the mix-up make sense6
Create your own sense with sentences7
Spot the subject8
Pinpoint the predicate9
Simple sentences that won't sit still – teacher notes10
Compound sentence race – teacher notes11
Warm up with nouns12
Where would we be without nouns?12
Collecting common nouns12
Common noun clues13
Noun brainstorm14
Picture this15
A fitting proper noun16
Find your own fitting names17
Around the world with proper nouns18
The proper common match19
Name it!20
Collective nouns21
Weird and wonderful collective nouns22
Draw me and act me out23
Collective humans23
Symbolise your abstract nouns24
Search for the abstract nouns25
On the ship with abstract nouns26
Make your mass noun meaningful27
Test drive your mass noun28
Warm up with pronouns29
Tell a personal pronoun story29
Warm up with adjectives30
Act out adjectives30
Writing with adjectives31
Perform the three forms of an adjective36
Finish off the three forms of an adjective37
Warm up with conjunctions38
The conjunction ladder – teacher notes38
Glue it with coordinating conjunctions39
On the move with coordinating conjunctions40
Warm up with adverbs41
Adverb charades – teacher notes41
Review parts of speech42
Grammar charades – teacher notes42
Write an unexpected story – teacher notes43
Put them together with clauses – teacher notes46
Additional resources47
Useful lists of nouns47
A useful list of adjectives50
A useful list of adverbs52
A useful list of verbs54