Grammar. Love it or hate it, grammar has a huge impact on reading and comprehension. After all, grammar is the difference between “Let’s eat Grandma!” and “Let’s eat, Grandma!”
Bad grammar jokes aside (Or, should we say: bad, grammar jokes?), did you know that March 4 is National Grammar Day? Author Martha Brockenbrough founded the commemoration day – along with the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. What a great way to pay homage to all the ways grammar saves us from saying things we really didn’t mean.
Why else is grammar so important? Working out difficult sentences and passages in the classroom improves understanding when students are reading on their own. Grammar builds on those foundational reading skills and helps students when they take on harder texts.
Grammar is also important outside the classroom. It helps students speak clearly and explain themselves plainly. This is an essential skill for education and employment later in life.
Here are some fun Grammar Games you can play to celebrate National Grammar Day: