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35 FREE Grammar Worksheets That Improve Students' Writing
By: Tiffany Rehbein
The ability to write effectively and communicate ideas through writing are essential for working in the real world. Outside of writing instruction, students need dedicated time to practice the skills and strategies necessary to become effective writers. Here are 35 free grammar worksheets you can download and share with students.
Free Grammar Practice Worksheets for Grades 1–5
#1 Pick a Homophone Activity
This simple activity will get students in grades 1–2 thinking deeply about homophones! Students must read a sentence and choose the correct homophone based on context. Since it’s easy-to-follow, students can work independently, in pairs, or they can even take the activity home for homework. The Pick a Homophone Activity is included in the Homophone Usage Kit, so if you’d like a copy, download the kit today!
#2 Fill-in-the-Blank Homophone Dice Game
With the Fill-in-the-Blank Homophone Dice Game students roll dice to see which homophone column they have landed on. Then they must choose the homophone from that category that fits correctly in the blank below. Students just keep rolling (and rolling… and rolling) until they have filled in all the boxes and mastered the game! Get a free, copy of the Fill-in-the-Blank Homophone Dice Game by downloading the entire Homophone Usage Kit.
#3 Grammar Mini Lesson: Adverbs
An adverb is a word that generally describes a verb. Adverbs describe verbs by telling how, when, or where an action happens. Use the Adverbs Grammar Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet to help grades 3–5 students recognize adverbs.
#4 Grammar Mini Lesson: Subject Pronouns
When writing, clarity is key. It is important for students to understand how the proper use of a pronoun will clarify to readers what noun the writer is talking about. Use the Subject Pronouns Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet to review subject pronouns, pronoun antecedents, and present-tense verbs!
#5 Commas Usage Practice: My Father's Dragon
With this Commas Usage Practice Worksheet, students in grades 3–5 are tasked with reading an excerpt from Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. This grade-appropriate text is missing some important commas! Students must then add the commas back into the text in order to ensure the passage is grammatically sound once again. Additionally, each worksheet hints at comma placement rules that students need to remember when editing their particular passage. When complete, students can use the answer key to check their work.
#6 Grammar Mini Lesson: Fragments and Run-On Sentences
One of the main concepts that continues to appear throughout grammar and writing teachings are fragment and run-on sentences. It is extremely important to teach the basics of a complete sentence early in the development of your students’ grammar and writing skills. Students in grades 3–5 can use the Correcting Fragment and Run-on Sentences Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet to practice these important concepts!
#7 Grammar Mini Lesson: Misspelled Words
One of the reasons the English language can be so difficult to learn is due to the number of homophones. Students in grades 3–5 can use the Words Often Misspelled Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet to review commonly misspelled words!
#8 Grammar Mini Lesson: Subject Predicates
Simple subjects and simple predicates are the “must –haves” in sentence structure. These two words are the foundation in which grammar and writing are further built on. Use the Simple Subjects and Predicates Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet, to teach students in grades 3–5 about these important aspects of writing!
#9 Grammar Mini Lesson: Complex Sentences
A complex sentence combines related ideas with a subordinating conjunction. Use the Complex Sentences Grammar Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet to help students begin to understand subordinating conjunctions and complex sentences.
#10 Grammar Mini Lesson: Parts of a Friendly Letter
Letter writing is a skill that students of any age can apply in order to strengthen their writing and grammar skills. Use the Parts of a Friendly Letter Grammar Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet to help students in grades 3–5 learn the proper way to write a friendly letter.
#11 Grammar Mini Lesson: More Commas
Give your students practice using commas correctly when writing! With the More Commas Grammar Activity your students will get the reinforcement they need to identify comma use and apply it in their writing.
Free Grammar Practice Worksheets for Grades 6–8
#12 Grammar Mini Lesson: Commas in Compound Sentences
A comma is a punctuation mark that signals a separation of ideas or a slight pause. Use the Commas in Compound Sentences and Series Mini Lesson & Practice Sheet, to help students recognize instances in which to use commas.
#13 Correcting Run-On Sentences
Students must be able to self-monitor and identify a run-on sentence in order to correct run-on sentences. With the Correcting Run-on Sentences Worksheets students will read a portion of the text Who is Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman and Nancy Harrison and then practice revising run-on sentences.
#14 Commas Usage Practice: The Story of My Life
With this Commas Usage Practice Worksheet, students in grades 6–8 are tasked with reading an excerpt from The Story of My Life by Helen Keller. This grade-appropriate text is missing some important commas! Students must then add the commas back into the text in order to ensure the passage is grammatically sound once again. Additionally, each worksheet hints at comma placement rules that students need to remember when editing their particular passage. When complete, students can use the answer key to check their work.
#15 Identifying Parts of Speech in a Complex Text
This next activity is not the most creative way to practice parts of speech at home, but it is effective! The Identifying Parts of Speech in a Complex Text Lesson has students read a complex text and then identify various parts of speech.
#16 The Big Three Commas Rule Activity
Give students The Big Three Comma Rules explained in simple, memorable terms. Then let them practice with exercises and apply to their writing.
#17 Nature-Themed Homophones Activity
This engaging activity can be used year-round as students reinforce their language content knowledge. Download the Nature Homophone cards and Nature Homophone chart to begin this great activity.
Free Grammar Practice Worksheets for Grades 9–12
#18 Parallel Structure Activity (Can be used in grades 6–8)
Using parallel structure makes it easier for readers to understand writing. Give your students practice on these important concepts with the Parallel Structure Grammar Activity. Whether for guided instruction or independent practice, your students will get the reinforcement they need!
#19 Commas Usage Practice: The Adventures of Sherlock
With this Commas Usage Practice Worksheet, students in grades 9–12 are tasked with reading an excerpt from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle. This grade-appropriate text is missing some important commas! Students must then add the commas back into the text in order to ensure the passage is grammatically sound once again. Additionally, each worksheet hints at comma placement rules that students need to remember when editing their particular passage. When complete, students can use the answer key to check their work.
#20 Revising Sentences Edit Sheet
Give students five strategies with examples for revising their wordy sentences. This 5 Tips for Revising Sentences Tip Sheet is a convenient resource to add to students' writing journals or folders.
#21 Pronouns Practice Activity (Can be used in grades 6–8)
Give students pronoun practice with this free worksheet, Pronouns Grammar Activity. Whether for guided instruction or independent practice, your students will get the reinforcement they need for using subject and object pronouns.
#22 Crafting Clever Sentences
Crafting Clever Sentences is a fun way to engage students in phrases and clauses practice. There are three different graphic organizers available to get your students writing with commas, phrases, and clauses. You can provide students with one of the Crafting Clever Sentences organizers or with all three.
#23 Persuading Others Writing Assignment
For high school students, volunteer work can be part of a college application or may be used to earn a scholarship. When students write about their volunteer experience they need to ensure their message is impactful and inspiring. Download the Persuading Others to Volunteer Writing Activity to help students practice writing powerful content into a brief, written appeal.
#24–#35 Grammar Practice Worksheets
Recognize and Edit Errors Activity, Grades 3–5
Grammar Land Game Board, Grades 3–12
Subject-Verb Agreement CardStack, Grades 3–5
Literary Devices in Poetry Activity, Grades 3–5
Opinion Piece Outline, Grades 3–8
Proper Nouns & Adjectives Activity, Grades 3–5
Perfect Meal Essay Writing, Grades 2–6
Letter Writing Prompts, Grades 2–12
Editing Celebrity Tweets Activity, Grades 7–12
Recognize and Edit Errors Activity, Grades 9–12
Baseball Grammar Game, Grades 2–12
Translating Shakespeare Activities, Grades 9–12