March Forth on March Fourth!
March 4th is National Grammar Day in the US, so it’s a great time to round up the 10 best‑loved grammar posts on ESL Library’s blog!
No matter the teaching or learning style, grammar remains essential to good communication. A solid foundation of grammatical knowledge helps learners speak and write effectively.
I happen to love grammar, though I realize I might be in the minority! I’ve found that telling my students why grammar is so important, along with clear charts and examples and a variety of practice activities, helps them want to make the effort to improve their grammar. We also have many free teaching tips and activities on our blog that will help make grammar much more enjoyable to teach and learn!
Here are our top 10 blog posts that have been referred to hundreds of times over the years. Most posts include teaching tips, charts, examples, and practice activities.
Let the countdown begin!
Top 10 List
- An Easy Way to Teach Conditionals
- How to Use the Conditional "Should"
- There Is/There Are + Nouns in a Series
- Embedded Questions
- Sentence Stress
- Recommend, Suggest, Advise: Verbs That Have Multiple Sentence Patterns
- Commonly Confused Prepositions: Above, Over, Below & Under
- Modals of Possibility: May, Might, Could
- The Passive Causative
- 5 Fun Activities for Irregular Verbs
- Grammar Practice Worksheets
- Grammar Stories
- Fun Grammar Lessons
- Basic Grammar Sentences
- Simple Sentences
- Super Simple Grammar
- Grammar & Usage Resources
- Grammar Day Roundup 2018
- Grammar Teaching Order
- Grammar Placement/Assessment Tests
- Grammar & Usage Blog Posts
Which grammar targets do your students struggle with the most? Which targets do you find tricky to teach? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!