Grammar (6th)

Amanda Jensen
ajensen@shpamn.org
612-314-7600

 Hello sixth grade students and families!

Welcome to my sixth grade Grammar page. Here you will find general information about our Grammar curriculum. First of all, Grammar is a trimester class, so students will only have it one trimester each year at Seven Hills. Our students work out of the "Analytical Grammar" book. The Analytical Grammar curriculum is split into three seasons. In sixth grade, we start by covering Season 1, which includes basic parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, articles, adjectives, etc.), the jobs that words can do in a sentence, and basic diagramming skills. In seventh grade, the students will cover Season 2, which includes four different phrases and three different clauses that students will encounter in more complex sentences. Eigth grade Grammar covers Season 3, which focuses on using the knowledge of parts of speech, jobs, phrases, and clauses to incorporate punctuation correctly in sentences. 

A little bit of background information about me: I have been teaching at Seven Hills since 2010 and have loved seeing the growth and success of the school in my time here. In my spare time I try to make a point of visiting as many literary landmarks as I can. I even got to visit William Shakespeare's home in England!

  • Visit the "Curriculum" tab to find information and links to review exercises for each of the Season 1 units. 
  • Visit the "Files & Materials" tab to find digital copies of the handouts passed out in class as well as helpful worksheets like a "Parent Cheat Sheet" with a summarized overview of Season 1.

 



 


This year, we will be covering Analytical Grammar Season 1. Through the Analytical Grammar curriculum, the students will learn the basic parts of speech and  the different functions each part of speech can play in the overall sentence. Lastly, they will learn how all the words work together in a sentence through the process of sentence diagramming. In future years, the students will expand on this knowledge to cover how groups of words (phrases and clauses) play a part in the overall sentence, and also how to correctly incorporate punctuation based on everything learned previously. In Season 1, we will cover the following units:

  • Nouns, Pronouns, Articles and Adjectives

  • Prepositions

  • Subject and Verb

  • Adverbs

  • Sentence Patterns 1, 2, and 3

  • Sentence Patterns 4 and 5

  • Helping Verbs

  • Conjunctions and Compound Situations

  • Jobs and diagramming for all of the above


Below, you will find games and practice quizzes for each of the units covered this year. 

 

Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives

            Noun Dunk        Noun Jeopardy       Adjective Pop-Ups     Adjective Rags to Riches

Pronouns

         Classify Pronouns    Pronoun Reef     Pronoun Lessons/Games     Panda Game     Pronouns

Prepositional Phrases

          Preposition Desert    Identify Prepositions    Prepositions Quiz     Prepositional Phrases

Subject and Verb

             Treasure Hunt       Subject/Verb Agreement Quiz       Subject/Verb Agreement

Adverbs

           Adverb Quiz    Identify Adverbs    Adjective or Adverb?    Modifiers    Adj. & Adv. Quiz

Patterns 1 & 2

             Transitive or Intransitive         Rags to Riches Game          Direct Objects Quiz 

Pattern 3

             Direct and Indirect Objects        Noun Jobs         Direct and Indirect Objects Quiz   

Patterns 4 & 5

             Linking or Action Verb?       Pattern 4/5 Sentences        Rags to Riches Game

Helping Verbs

             Identify Verbs/Helping Verbs        Helping Verbs        Rags to Riches Game

Compound Situations

             Coordinating Conjunctions       Compound Sentences        Conjunctions