Finding ways to combat the notorious “summer slide” can be difficult when it comes to teaching grammar to your new students when you go back to school. Taking time at the start of the 2nd grade school year to review and practice 1st grade grammar and language standards is critical to building a strong foundation for learning. In this post, I’ll share a sneak peek into my Back to School Grammar Review resource for 2nd grade. I’ll also give some tips for developing a weekly grammar routine early in the school year.
Back to School Grammar Review
Teaching a quick and effective back to school grammar review is a great way to kick start the school year. Use my week-long Back to School Grammar Review unit to help your brand new second graders review and recall knowledge about nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
This resource includes an entire week of review activities, worksheets, PowerPoint lessons, task cards, and an assessment. Students review sentences and parts of speech with short, targeted daily practice in a variety of formats. The unit follows a simple, 5-day routine that allows you to teach, practice, and assess your students in 15 minutes or less each day.
All the activities in this unit are intentionally designed to be very simple, with easy to understand review activities for brand new second graders and easy data collection opportunities for teachers. All of the materials require little to no prep–just make copies and cut a few lines for the task cards!
Interactive Grammar Lesson PowerPoint
At the start of the week, you’ll begin your back to school grammar review by teaching a minilesson with an interactive teaching PowerPoint.
The lesson PowerPoint also includes whole group practice slides with games and moveable parts to reinforce concepts.
Back to School Grammar Review Worksheets
On Day 2, students will have an opportunity to review their learning with a turn-and-talk prompt on the lesson PowerPoint. Then, students will complete a back to school grammar review worksheet independently. There are 2 worksheet options included in this Back to School Grammar Review unit. The worksheets can also be used for morning work or homework.
Grammar Center Task Cards
The third day of the week is designated for grammar centers with task cards. Have students play Roam the Room with partners, or have students complete the task cards independently. They could also be used as whole group practice if you choose to project the task cards on your board.
First Day of School Reading Passage
An engaging reading passage allows students to identify, read, and write nouns, verbs, and adjectives in context with a fun first day of school story. Students will also apply their learning in a writing activity with three different formats for easy differentiation.
Back to School Grammar Review Assessment
On the last day of the week, students are assessed with a short, easy to grade assessment. This assessment will allow you to determine which skills need to be covered further in the upcoming weeks in your grammar lessons.
If you’re looking for additional ways to assess your students’ grammar knowledge at the very beginning of the school year, grab this FREE Grammar Assessment Toolkit.
More 2nd Grade Grammar Resources
This Back to School Grammar Review unit is meant to be a starting point for setting up a quick and effective weekly grammar routine in the classroom. Grammar doesn’t need to take more than 15 minutes out of your schedule each day!
My 2nd Grade Grammar Curriculum was built for teachers who struggle to fit grammar lessons into their daily schedules. All of the lessons and activities in this bundle are no-prep, with ready-to-use lesson plans. Everything is designed to take no longer than 15 minutes each day.
The Back to School Review unit is included as a FREE bonus when you purchase the yearlong curriculum bundle. The bundle also includes 36 weeks of grammar activities to cover every 2nd grade grammar and language standard.
Making time at the start of the 2nd grade school year to review concepts from 1st grade is a crucial first step to having a successful school year. These back to school grammar activities will help you start the year off right with your new students!
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