#32: How to Use Art to Teach Grammar

Here’s a great lesson that uses every child’s innate love of color to learn grammar. All you need is MS Word or Google Docs), a quick introduction to the toolbars and tools, and about 25 minutes to complete. If you’re the tech lab teacher, this gives you a chance to reinforce the grammar lesson the classroom is teaching and teach tech skills students need (click to enlarge):

From Structured Learning’s Tech Lab Toolkit Volume I


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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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15 thoughts on “#32: How to Use Art to Teach Grammar

    1. This was a fun lesson for my students. As a tech teacher, I always tried to mix tech skills with academic–this one made it easy!

        1. Thank you, Bill. There is something pretty exciting about making technology simple for kids who think they can’t do it. Those times fed my spirit for many days.

  1. What a simple idea that makes perfect sense. It would also make these parts of speech stand out more for their common traits—(Adverbs ending in ly, adjectives ending in y, verbs ending in ed.)

  2. Those look like great ideas. It seems like the less you know a language, the better you understand the grammar. My primary language is Swedish and I forgotten all the Swedish grammar. My second language is English and I know some. However, I am a almost an expert in French grammar but I can barely hold a conversation in French. But seriously, grammar is especially useful when you are learning a new language because otherwise you wouldn’t know how to form proper sentences (at least it seems to work that way when you are an adult).

    1. I agree, Colleen. The lesson plan let me connect to students who were more artistic, or at least like a more creative approach. Thanks for the comment.

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