Just as with any lesson, when it comes to grammar worksheets, kids need to be entertained in order to pay attention to a good enough degree to learn and remember the lesson. Why should you use grammar worksheets when you very probably already have grammar workbooks? After all, there a lot of activities students can do without worksheets, such as diagramming sentences and identifying the parts of speech. Isn’t it easier on teachers to simply have students do those things?
The truth is, when you use grammar workbooks and the very boring diagramming and identifying work, students don’t learn as much because they don’t pay attention. When they are bored, attention is the first thing to go, and then behavior problems can result from the boredom.
Grammar worksheets can offer good grammar practice in a variety of ways. You can select a variety of fun activities each week to supplement or be the centerpiece of your grammar lessons. Such activities to include are things like grammar puzzles, Bingo, word finds and more. Some grammar worksheets can be so much fun that students can forget they’re learning at all. They just simply enjoy themselves.
So, you’re probably wondering where you can find good grammar worksheets. Educational catalogues are a traditional source, but worksheets purchased through these sources can be expensive. There is the benefit of being able to photocopy the pages of these worksheets to use again and again. However, you can also find similar worksheets for free at the library, teacher resource stores (where materials are often free), and online. Many teachers are now turning to online sources to get their grammar worksheets because it’s convenient, the worksheets are always kept up to date, and the materials can always be printed on demand, so students can practice with the same sheet again and again if necessary. Just remember, wherever you obtain your grammar worksheets, kids need to be able to have fun while using them, or they probably won’t learn anything at all!