Monday, June 18, 2012

Grammar Lapbook Makes Reviewing Grammar Fun

I was going through pictures on my computer the other day and found these. It has been a while since I wrote anything new here, so I decided I would write a short post and share the pictures.

Last fall my then 10 year old made a grammar lapbook.She had a pretty good grasp of the parts of speech and their usage and I really didn't want to bore her by going through them again, so I had her work through In the Hands of a Childs' Operation: English Grammar curriculum and lapbook. I simply wanted her to refresh her memory on them and at the same time introduce a couple new concepts

She generally enjoys lapbook projects, but I think she particularly enjoyed this one as the story line involves helping a fictional nation learn English. She also thought the story was partly a mystery because she needed to search for various clues and information and many of the mini books follow a detective theme.

The study guide and directions were simple enough that she was able to do most of the work and research on her own after I provided her with a couple of resources. In addition the hunt aspect made it interesting to her. This unique format also helped her to retain the new information she learned as well as provide another perspective on what she already knew.