Grammar Magic: A Multisensory Approach to Teaching Grammar

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This presentation will explain a unique colour coded grammar system that I use to teach students. Teaching tools include colour coding, props, songs, rhymes and dice games to aid learning and remembering grammar rules.

Each participant will receive colour coded stickers, a die and some games. This will help display a multi-sensory approach to teaching grammar, using explicit teaching techniques.

The presentation will commence with a brief description of my background, my training and my approach to teaching grammar. I will outline a study I have undertaken with students from years 3 to 6 at Warrandyte Primary School, which showed how a colour coded grammar system assisted all students to learn grammar skills and this in turn improved their spelling and writing.

The presentation is hands on. Participants will be taken through each part (colour) of speech, how to explicitly teach it and each participant will play games using the Grammar dice to demonstrate how practical these ideas are and how these techniques can be easily implemented in the classroom to all students. Participants will sing songs to help learn the parts of teach.

Grammar is very exciting to learn is this way and very easy to teach. The presentation will then become a hand on session where all participants are involved.


Keywords: Grammar Magic, Multi-Sensory, Grammar, Colour
Stream: Literacy, Language, Multiliteracies; Languages Education and Second Language Learning
Presentation Type: 60 minute Workshop Presentation in English
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Christine Killey

Principal, Education and Special Education, Learning Made Easier
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Christine is a qualified teacher with 20 years experience. Chris completed a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Education in Special Education. She was the coordinator of a Special Education centre and has her own business for the past ten years, which includes tutoring students with learning difficulties. She has written books in this field; which help teach and reinforce grammar using games and dice.

Ref: L09P0180