Third grade is a pivotal year for students as they learn to apply the grammar skills they’ve learned in lower elementary to more complex grammar concepts. As you review third grade grammar standards, you’ll probably be looking for ways in which this can be fun and hands-on for students. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 5 free grammar activities for 3rd grade and 4th grade. I’ve included free grammar worksheets, sorts, digital grammar activities, noun games, and more! Check them out below!
5 Free Grammar Activities for 3rd Grade
1. Parts of Speech Interactive Notebook Activity
With so many grammar standards to cover, interactive notebooks are a fun way to ensure that students have a reference guide at hand. Interactive notebooks are meaningful for students because they are student-generated. Students are responsible for writing, organizing, and getting creative with their note-taking.
Simply print these free interactive grammar notebook activities and allow students to cut and paste them into their notebooks. This freebie includes a ‘Part of Speech Spin and Write’ activity along with a ‘Parts of Speech Sort’. Students will enjoy the hands-on aspect that interactive notebooks bring to grammar instruction.
Learn more about how to use interactive notebooks in the classroom here.
Grammar Language Interactive Notebook
Grab the full 3rd grade interactive notebook equipped with activities to target third grade language standards! Students will take note-taking to another level as they create meaningful reference pages for each grammar skill.
2. ELA Morning Work Slides for 3rd & 4th Grade
Digital grammar activities mean no printing, no random papers floating around, and no mess! These free spring-themed 3rd grade ELA morning work slides give students the opportunity to review key grade level skills in a digital format. Students will gain practice with text structure, parts of speech, and grammar standards while interacting with different slides. This free Google Slides grammar review would work great as a whole-group practice or assigned as a literacy center technology activity as well!
3. Common and Proper Nouns Matching Game
This free common and proper noun match activity allows students to collaborate as they play a fun game of memory! Students will match each common noun to a proper noun that makes sense.
Make this activity even more challenging by turning it into a ‘Noun Scavenger Hunt’. Give each student a word card. Students must walk around the room to find their matching common or proper noun. For example, if Student A has the word ‘continent‘, they would try to find the person holding the card that reads ‘Antarctica‘. This hands-on grammar game can be used during literacy centers, morning work time, or as an early finisher activity.
4. Types of Sentences Interactive Notebook Activity
Using interactive notebooks in the classroom instantly increases student engagement. This free types of sentences interactive notebook gives students practice with differentiating the 4 types of sentences (exclamatory, declarative, interrogative, and imperative) by providing them with mini types of sentences anchor charts that they can glue into their notebooks and take notes on.
Find more fun, hands-on Types of Sentences activities here!
5. ELA Printable Morning Work for 3rd & 4th Grade
Save teacher time with these free 3rd and 4th grade ELA worksheets! These reading and grammar worksheets are an easy way to include review throughout the school day. Although they are designed for morning work, these printables can be used as homework, center activity, tutoring, and much more. Ensure that your students are gaining practice with important 3rd grade standards without the extra work on your plate! Targeting standards such as spelling, homophones, and parts of speech, these free bell ringers are the perfect way to start your students’ day.
Looking for other fun ways to review grammar skills? Check out my post on 6 Fun Ways to Review Grammar Skills.
I hope these fun free grammar activities for 3rd grade and 4th grade are a hit with your students! Comment below to share which activity your students liked best!
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