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Warm-up Games for Grammar Years 7-8

Catalysts for effective and purposeful grammar learning

At last, a resources 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. This 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: 11-13 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5907 | ISBN: 9781776551330

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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
Sentence charades8
10-second sentences9
Unpack a sentence10
Simple sentences with mystery – teacher notes11
Compound sentence race – teacher notes11
Warm up with nouns12
Common nouns in the kitchen12
Common noun clues13
Noun brainstorm14
Singular and plural snap15
A fitting proper noun17
Around the world with proper nouns18
Collective noun snap19
Warm up with verbs21
Verb charades21
Helping verb games – teacher notes22
Mix and match helping verbs24
Sort out the helping verbs – teacher notes25
Let’s agree on our verbs26
Warm up with adverbs27
Quick and fit games – teacher notes27
Adverb charades – teacher notes30
Warm up with adjectives31
Writing with adjectives activities31
Perform the three forms of an adjective37
Finish off the three forms of an adjective38
Review of nouns, verbs and adjectives39
Racing game – teacher notes39
Warm up with conjunctions41
Glue it with coordinating conjunctions41
On the move with coordinating conjunctions42
Warm up with interjections43
Interjections with emotion – teacher notes43
Interjections at the circus – teacher notes44
Warm up with tenses45
A tense game – teacher notes45
Back to the past – teacher notes47
Additional resources48
Useful lists of adverbs48
A useful list of parts of speech50
A useful list of irregular verbs52
A useful list of adjectives53
Useful lists of nouns54