I wanted to highlight some of the free grammar and writing worksheets and printables we have tucked away on the website. It has been a while since I have talked about these and we have dozens of free resources!!
I’m going to start with a few of the free writing resources we have and then I’ll give you links to our free grammar worksheets on the major comma rules, apostrophes, underlining, plurals, semicolons, and more! I hope you find something useful here today! ~Liesl
Before I start this long list of freebies, I wanted to mention this is a post I wrote last year about Grammar & Spelling in our Homeschool. It explains how we fit grammar and spelling into our homeschool schedule over the course of the year. It also shares some the curriculum and resources we’ve used for language arts.
And now let me highlight some of the free writing and grammar worksheets and printables we have tucked away on the blog. Don’t forget to check out the Language Arts Resource page too! You’ll find tons more writing workshop and grammar resources there!
Free Writing Printables and Resources
Do your kids ever say, “Mom, I don’t know what to write today!” This free writing packet might help. It is a 35-page Writing Resource Packet with 5 Tips for Helping Kids to Write – This is another free resource available here at the Homeschool Den!
I made a new writing and grammar reference resource for the kids, printed them out on cardstock and put it on a key ring (like these sold at Amazon). (affiliate link)
Since Halloween is coming up, I’ll include this fun resource for Writing Scary Stories
Free Essay Writing Prompt Printable for writing personal narratives – I printed this out for my kids earlier this semester and they have really enjoyed pouring over these!
Free Writing Packet – Show Don’t Tell – These tend to be really popular and get quite a number of downloads each day. This was one of our Writing Workshop mini-lessons.
Writing Activity to Spark Kids’ Imagination! My kids had fun with this one because they enjoyed being outside and it sparked their curiosity!
Animal Portfolio Project: writing, art and geography activities that go with any animals… With many activities to choose from. Writing activities include both fiction and non-fiction suggestions such as
Write a speech or a letter to the president on why your animal needs protection in the wild.
Menu: Create a humorous menu at a restaurant where your animals would like to eat.
- Writing Workshop Rules! Why the Writing Workshop continues to work so well in our homeschool.
- Free Creative Writing Paper (Mythological Creatures)
Want to know why we started using a Writing Workshop in our homeschool and how it transformed writing time for us? Be sure to check out the many, many writing workshop posts which you’ll find listed at the language arts resource page! I have a very long pdf about this and if you’d like me to send you a copy of the draft, be sure to drop me an email!
Free Grammar Worksheets and Printables
As I said, I have made dozens of grammar practice pages for the kids over the years. Among the most popular are the their/there/they’re and its/it’s pages! These get a lot of downloads each day!!
Free Grammar Practice Sheets – to/two/too, there/they’re/their AND Plurals, Adding Endings
Grammar Rules Review Sheet: rules about using capital letters, commas and letter writing (1st grade)
This next set covers the basic comma rules. We read over the rules together, then my son had to figure out which rule applied to each sentence and had to add in the appropriate comma/s.
By the way, I included the answers as well, but they are not shown in the collage below. The Comma Rules Worksheet is free to download:
I just thought I’d add that for our family, we spent three days on this. We went over the rules each day and then did 6 or 7 sentences… that way we were really reinforcing the rules. On the first day, I wrote examples for DD on the back of the paper as we went over the rules and she added the commas. She actually referred to the examples of the rules more than the rules themselves as she worked on the rest of it the next few days.
In the past, we tended to switch back and forth between our spelling program and our grammar work. I made a few more sheets that paralleled the topics that were covered in our Write Source Skills Book (here’s a link to Write source Skills Book: Grade 2 and Write Source: Skillbook Grade 4 (affiliate links)). If you’re interested you can download the worksheets I made for the kids. They cover the use of
In addition to our free grammar worksheets, we also used the Write Source Skills Books for years. They provide some basic grammar rules and are straight forward. I have found that I need to supplement these (with our own sheets) as I spot problems in their writing, but I’m quite happy with these, especially at the price (below $10). Amazon carries them and here are a couple of links to these books if you want to check them out, Write Source: Skillbook Grade 5, (affiliate link). Grade 2 Skillsbook: Write source Skills Book (affiliate link).
The other book that we have used in the past are the Editor in Chief® books by the Critical Thinking Company. (affiliate link). I really liked these books because they have a short paragraph and tell the kids exactly what kind and how many errors to look for. And, these books, unlike the SkillsBook above provide the answers in the back so the kids can check their own work.
Here are some more free grammar pages here on the blog:
This is an apostrophe worksheet for my youngest daughter. You’ll find that here: Free Apostrophe Worksheet
Other free grammar worksheets you can download:
- Comma Rules and Practice Worksheets (Fall Theme)
- Grammar Practice: Possessive Nouns and Pronouns
- Free Grammar Worksheets: Homophones (words that sound the same, but are spelled differently)
- The use of apostrophes, quotation marks and underlining
- 11 Comma Rules and Practice
- More Irregular Verb and Plural Noun Practice Sheets
- Grammar Sheets: Lay-Lie, Piece-Peace, Accept-Except
You might also be interested in this post: Our Homeschool Language Arts, Spelling, and Grammar Curriculum. This post talks in more detail about some of the curriculum and resources we used in our homeschool.
- Long A Sounds /ay/ – a, ai, ay, a-e, ei, eigh, ey –Sorting Cards and Board Game!
- Long I Word Sort – Words with y, i_e or ie
- Spelling Word Endings -le -el -al -il -ol -ile Word Sort, Games, and Activities
For those who have been readers for a while, you know how much we love, love All About Spelling (affiliate link).
It is hands-on, logical (which works *really* well for my kids), and all laid out for me. Since I pull together so much of what we do (for history, science and German), that has been invaluable! This fall 2018, ED is working on Book 5 of All About Spelling. I hope to share a new spelling activity I made for her sometime soon!
I actually haven’t even shared everything we have here on the blog, but it’s about time to bring this post to a close! I hope you found something helpful!!
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