Spring brings with it both pleasant weather and the interesting dynamic of nearing the end of the school year – which can be exhausting – as well as promises of refreshing instructional ideas. Additionally, as the weather begins to shift, teachers across the country have had to shift their entire teaching approach to accommodate students learning from home. Here are six printable spring activity sheets students can use at home to improve their grammar and writing skills.
Spring Activity Sheets Students Can Use at Home to Improve Grammar Skills
#1 Spring Activity Sheet: Acrostic Poem
Using each letter of the word SPRING, students will write a descriptive word that they connect to the season. Download this simple Spring Acrostic Poem activity and have elementary students complete it at home. Then during a virtual class, have students share the descriptive words they chose for each letter.
#2 Spring Activity Sheet: Contraction Flowers
Have students assemble colorful blooms at home to identify words that form contractions! With these spring activity sheets, students will pair two leaves together that form a contraction and then write the contraction the two words make in the center of a flower.
Once their Contraction Flowers have been assembled, students can hang their flowers in their homes to create a blooming contractions wall!
#3 Spring Activity Sheet: Writing Prompts
Download Six Spring Writing Prompts that address events that are both serious and fun, such as May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Bike Month, and the lesser-known National Hamburger Month.
One of the best things about these spring writing prompts for students is that they can be adapted as a Quickwrite or extended into a more lengthy research project.
#4 Spring Activity Sheet: Plant a Pronoun Garden
Using the Pronoun Garden Worksheet, students will choose a pronoun (he, she, it, they, we) and write it in the center of a flower. Then on each flower petal, students will write one noun they associate with the pronoun on each petal of the flower. After they color, cut, and assemble their pronoun flowers, students can "plant" a virtual classroom Pronoun Garden by presenting their finished product.
#5 Spring Activity Sheet: Mother's Day Revision
Teaching revision is crucial to the development of all students’ writing abilities. Revision is the stage in which students grow as writers, readers, and thinkers. Editing is one form of revision. With the Mother's Day Revision Worksheet, students in grades 3–5 will read a letter from Ellen to her mother about her trip to the Statue of Liberty. As students read they will correct errors in (CUPS) capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling mistakes. After students have closely reviewed the paragraph and marked all 13 errors, they will rewrite the passage in the space provided. An answer key is provided.
#6 Spring Activity Sheet: Remembering V-E Day Revision
Students have worked to become more proficient writers this school year. One way to assess their growth is to measure their ability to edit a text. The anniversary of this V-E Day provides a great opportunity for grades 9–12 students to read informational texts to learn more about this historical event and to apply editing skills. In May of 1945, the Allied nations met with German officials in France to sign surrender papers. World War II had ended.
With these printable revising and editing worksheets, students will read a paragraph on V-E Day, then identify errors. In order to recognize errors in the text, students must critically read and evaluate the passage. After students have closely reviewed the paragraph and marked all errors, they will rewrite the paragraph in the space provided.