Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Worksheets
In this grammar, usage, and mechanics worksheet, 4th graders respond to 12 questions regarding homographs and their meanings. Students also respond to 18 fill in the blank questions regarding the use of compound words.
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Students listen to the story, "Miss Alaineus: A Recipe for Disaster" and then participate in a series of activities designed to introduce new words to the class.
It may seem like a simple skill, but who couldn't benefit from a quick grammar review? Specifically, pronouns are the topic of this three-page review worksheet which provides pupils with six different exercises. Individuals will: identify pronouns in sentences, identify pronouns and their antecedents in sentences, plug-in pronouns to sentences, write sentences using designated pronouns, and write a paragraph using various pronouns. Also included is a chart showing the singular and plural versions of first, second, and third person pronoun forms. Note: This resource is part of a series.
Conjunctions and Interjections
Cover the deceptively difficult grammar topic of conjunctions and interjections with your class. After reviewing the provided definitions and examples of interjections and several different kinds of conjunctions, pupils will complete five exercises. Exercises require pupils to identify conjunctions and interjections as well as use them in writing. Because this resource is formatted with five separate exercises, it would be perfect to use as a daily warm-up, completing one exercise a day. Note: This resource is part of a series.
Proofreading: Lesson 1
Fourth graders examine instructions for proofreading activities and develop strategies to use in proofreading. They find and correct errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics in different writing samples.
Commonly Misused Words
After reviewing two pages of commonly misused words: effect/affect, accept/except, there/their/they're, etc., students must choose the proper word in ten different sentences. Note: Answers are listed at the bottom of page three.
Proofreading Lesson 5
Fourth graders explore various proofreading strategies. They develop their proofreading strategies. Students find and correct errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics. They discuss sentence formation, usage, and mechanics.
Learn New Words Using Context
Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Applicable to grades four through eight, the activity prompts readers to read a newspaper or magazine article to pick out unfamiliar words and use context clues to determine the word's meaning. They share their findings with the class.
Homophones and Homographs
Getting tired of correcting to, two, and too? What about weather and whether? Use a thorough lesson on homophones and homographs to clear up those differences. Fourth and fifth graders identify which words sound the same and are spelled differently, and which words sound the same and are spelled the same, such as match and match.
Make a class word closet to refer to when spelling words associated with different domains. Brainstorm as a class words associated with the topic at hand. Write them correctly on the poster paper, and attach the paper to a coat hanger to keep in the class word closet. Whenever learners need to use those words, just pull the relevant hanger from the closet and use it as reference. I appreciate how this program (great to use all year) fosters ownership and independence. Let your scholars get out the proper hangers whenever they need them.
Students explore the concept of word closets. In this writing strategies lesson, students use categorized spelling helpers to assist them in brainstorming and spelling correctly in their written pieces.