Most popular grammar resources for EAL

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21st January 2020
Most popular grammar resources for EAL

Popular worksheets, booklets and game ideas to help EAL students improve their grammar

Looking for grammar resources for your EAL students? We've got you covered. From dice games to revision booklets, we've gathered together a selection of grammar lessons for you.

Grammar resources

SPAG 40 English Grammar Dice Games

**Please also take a look at '30 more grammar dice games' available in my store**
This is a 145 page word document containing 40 fun grammar games. Unlike a lot of sellers, my work is a Word document, so you can edit-and-adapt to make it work in your classroom. All of these games have been tested in class and adjusted if needed. They have a real impact on learning.
For each grammar skill there is:
a child friendly explanation of the concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation.
Some of the games included are:
1. Mission Control - Write commands, questions and statements
2. Mythical Six
3. Simple or Compound
4. Adverb Sea Monsters
5. How many proper nouns? - Use proper nouns in a sentence
6. Castle of Nouns - Classify different types of nouns
7. The Memory Test – contractions
8. Apostrophe abductions - Identify possessive apostrophes and contractions
9. Synonym racers (adjectives) - Use more adventurous adjectives
10. Unplanned Story - Use sentence variety
11. Whose side are you on? - Learn the language of argument
12. Whose side are you on? (advanced) - Use extended arguments in a balanced discussion
13. Sentence Extenders - Extend simple sentences in a variety of ways
14. Battle of the complex sentences - Create complex sentences
15. Simple, compound or complex - Create simple, compound or complex sentences
16. Explanation game - Use causal connectives
17. Fronted adverbials - Use a variety of fronted adverbials
18. Warrior swords - Vary the length of fronted adverbials
19. Score my speech - Punctuate direct speech accurately
20. Score my interrupted speech - Interrupt direct speech by dropping a reporting clause in
21. The relative clause team game - Drop a relative clause into a sentence
22. Will you or won’t you? - Use modal verbs in sentences
23. ‘Time’ or ‘Place’ - Classify prepositions into two groups
24. Add a prepositional phrase - Add a prepositional phrase to a main clause
25. Punctuation show-offs - Use dashes, brackets and semi-colons
26. Plural planets - Explore 6 rules for making plurals
27. Battle words - Use this for any spelling rule!
28. Determiners ‘Point or show quantity’ - Learn all about determiners
29. Determiners ‘Introduce the noun’ - Classify and use determiners
30. Unstressed vowel race - spell unstressed vowels
31. Follow the rule/break the rule - spell ‘ie’ and ‘ei’ words
32. Paragraph Party
33. Creepy crawly colon sentences - Colons to explain
34. Colons to introduce lists
...and more!!!
By extra golden-time

Full Stops and Capital Letters - SEN / ESL

This is a work sheet on using full stops and capital letters accurately in sentence demarcation. This resource is particularly aimed at SEN Entry Level pupils and pupils who older pupils who find sentence demarcation challenging. It is often difficult to get age appropriate material for older pupils who have yet to master the basics in punctuation and writing.

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Full Stops and Capital Letters Set of Worksheets

The resource includes a set of 15 age appropriate writing tasks to enable older SEN students to use full stops and capital letters accurately in sentence demarcation. The content is based on pupils and teachers at Sunnydale Comprehensive School.

Task 1 - Pupils rewrite a short paragraph (about 100 words) placing full stops and capital letters in the correct places. The content is designed to be engaging and about different characters who the pupils ought to be able to identify with.

Task 2 - Pupils complete a short comprehension about the paragraph answering in full sentences with a capital letter at the beginning and full stop at the end.

Task 3 - Involves pupils writing a short paragraph about a character.

These worksheets are ideal to give pupils practice at using capital letters and full stops in their writing to reinforce and consolidate this skill.

Full Stops - 40 Slide PowerPoint Lesson

This resource contains a 40-slide PowerPoint lesson presented by the punctuation character - the ‘Full Stop’ explaining how and when to use the full stop and why it is important to place it accurately in writing. It also clearly demonstrates that a capital letter is needed at the start of a sentence. Ample opportunities are provided throughout the PowerPoint for pupils to decide where the full stops and capital letters should go.

These resources are particularly aimed at SEN / ESL / Entry Level students who find sentence demarcation challenging. It is often difficult to get age appropriate material for older pupils who have yet to master the basics in punctuation and writing.

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Grammar revision activity booklet

A workbook suitable for children in Year 5 and 6. This 22 page booklet looks at a range of aspects, getting children to work through questions related to areas of grammar and in being able to use a dictionary accurately. It is perfect for 5-10 minute bursts during register time or can be used as an extended activity for a lesson if plans have fallen through/ changed, with children able to pick it up as and when.
By krisgreg30

spelling punctuation and grammar revision quiz for SATS

This Power Point tests knowledge of plurals, the use of commas and apostrophes in contractions. It asks pupils to find the opposite by adding a prefix and alphabetical ordering. Students will meet Joe who loves football but hates homework and who needs a little help with his spelling.
This resource is intended as a revision tool and is one of many that can be found in my shop. It can be dropped into a revision session on the run up to SATS or assessment weeks. All answers are provided at the end , so pupils can easily identify their own mistakes without taking up valuable teaching time.
Suitable for ages 10+
By jlimb

Entry Level Big Grammar Book 101 worksheets for English lessons featuring Essential English worksh

It’s jam-packed from cover to cover with a great selection of photocopiable worksheets taken from the popular website. We wanted to provide teachers with a really useful book of no-nonsense grammar worksheets that they can dip into and use in class with students at Entry Level


(ESOL Core Curriculum Entry Levels 1 & 2). It is also ideal for students to work with at home since the answers are all printed at the back.

The book is divided into four parts and is graded in difficulty, so that it begins with some basic stuff and builds up to more challenging grammar activities. It features a selection of Essential English worksheets which provide practice for crucial basic areas of knowledge for learners at Entry Level, like using numbers, writing the alphabet, spelling days and months correctly, and so on.
By Peter Fogarty

Primary Literacy Grammar Revision KS1 and KS2

Adjectives, adverbs and Nouns - Primary Literacy Revision Rubix set of Cubes
Product code: LIT/C8F/TL/04
Suitable for KS1 and lower KS2

6 PAGE mini pack of a classroom-ready activities that will educate and engage students.
This mini booklet has been created by a small team of secondary teachers.

This Booklet Contains:

  • Updated Versions of:
  • 2x2 Literacy Revision Cube
  • 3x3 Literacy Revision Cube
  • Stretch and challenge 2x2 Revision Cube
  • Stretch and challenge 3x3 Revision Cube
  • Answers for both revision cubes (colour)

Product code: LIT/C8F/TL/04

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Common confusion spellings, grammar & homophones

These are gorgeous posters explaining the right way to use their, there and they’re. I and me is also included, it and it’s and other common confusions with spelling and grammar. Great for KS2 learners.

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Grammar through Nursery Rhymes - noun, verb, adjective & preposition

These worksheets are tailored for Grade 1 kids. Their purpose is to identify nouns, verbs, adjectives and prepositions in common nursery rhymes.
Children find these worksheets very attractive and interesting. Do let me know if your kids like them too!
By Ritureddi

FREE Grammar Year 6 Identifying Verbs in Sentences Spring Block 2 Step 1 Lesson Pack

This Year 6 Identifying Verbs in Sentences lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and application and reasoning questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The application and reasoning resource is differentiated in three ways and includes one reasoning and two application question types.
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8 Different ESL Grammar Worksheets

Eight different worksheets covering the following grammar points: so usage, compound sentences, commas and full stops, much or many, ed vs ing, subordinating conjunctions, verb usage and a 60 question grammar test to see where students are weak in every aspect.

By xiguaenglish

Loads of grammar and punctuation worksheets to practise some key skills

From capital letters to homophones, tenses to apostrophes, these key skills are important to master. Here are a selection of worksheets to practise these skills and help teachers know where gaps in learning may be and more focus needs to be given.

I hope that you enjoy these resources - please give a review and look at my other resources!

Many thanks.

By sarah_hewitt2018

Grammar Worksheet 1 : Nouns & Verbs

First sheet in my "Branches of Grammar" worksheets I produced for my KS3 students. Has worked well with middle ability. Can be used alongside other sheets or stand alone.

This worksheet has 3 straightforward tasks to help students define, identify and then produce their own sentences containing verbs and nouns. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour containing some more complex noun phrases to challenge more able students.

Example: Underline the noun in the sentence "The headmaster had a detention slip in his pocket."
By Rose Thornett

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