Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by TrayKay
As a supplement to your existing grammar curriculum, the free grammar resources listed here for grades 1 – 12 include sites to help you teach grammar lessons (through instructional videos or text tutorials), and materials for practicing the skills learned (through online exercises or traditional workbooks). Some of the resources also include assessments like quizzes and tests.
Grades 1 – 3
Starting with the early elementary level, here is an idea of what grammar topics are taught.
|Grade 1||Grade 2||Grade 3|
|Write in complete sentences.|
Capitalize first word of a sentence, days of the week, months of the year.
Place a period at the end of a sentence.
Use suffixes and prefixes.
Know rhyming words, opposites, same-meaning and same-sounding words, compound words and contractions.
Write original sentences, paragraphs and stories.
|Write a complete sentence, question, and exclamation. |
Capitalize first word of a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, word I, and names of people.
Put correct punctuation at the end of a sentence (period, question mark, or exclamation point).
Use suffixes and prefixes.
Know rhyming words, opposites, same-meaning and same-sounding words, compound words and contractions, singular and plural words, and singular possessive words.
Write interesting sentences, paragraphs and stories.
|Complete sentences with capitals and end punctuation.|
Declarative, interrogative, exclamatory and imperative sentences.
Subjects/predicates; run-ons, punctuation rules.
All the parts of speech, and subject-verb agreement.
Alphabetical order, dictionary and thesaurus skills, and reference materials.
Antonyms, synonyms and homonyms.
Instructional Videos for Elementary Grades:
Grammar Snap Videos: Very short tutorials on sentence structure, punctuation, and parts of speech; for grades 1 – 6.
This instruction book has sections on parts of speech, sentences, phrases and clauses, and punctuation.
Free Workbooks for Grades 1 – 3
Evan-Moor Grammar & Punctuation Grade 1
Harcourt Grammar Practice Book Grade 1
Evan-Moor Grammar & Punctuation Grade 2 (with answer key)
Evan-Moor Daily Language Review Grade 2 (with answer key)
Harcourt Grammar Practice Book Grade 2
Treasures Grammar Practice Book Grade 2
Evan-Moor Grammar & Punctuation Grade 3
Evan-Moor Daily Language Review Grade 3 (with answer key)
Review Games for Elementary Grades:
This book has a variety of language arts games, most of which can be played with as little as two players, and can also be used for large groups, so good for homeschool co-ops. For grades K – 5. (Also includes games for math, science, social studies, strategy, and memory).
This Scholastic Grammar Activities book provides mini lessons for parts of speech and sentence structure. Within each lesson is a teaching page for introducing the concept, a short text passage that shows the concept in action, writing prompts, and activities for groups or individuals with corresponding activity pages. For grades 3 – 5.
Grades 4 – 12
To get information on what grammar topics are taught in upper elementary through high school, sign up for a free account at No Red Ink. Choose your state, and you can look at the language arts standards. For each standard, there are a number of topics (like pronouns or punctuation, for example). You can assign these topics to your child to ensure you cover all the bases. Each topic has a tutorial, practice exercises, and assessments. You can also give your child a diagnostic test to uncover weak areas. The site also has SAT, ACT and AP prep exercises, and state testing resources.
These additional self-paced lesson sites provide grammar instruction, practice exercises and quizzes:
Quill: This sight has over 150 online sentence writing activities for practicing all kinds of grammar skills. If you sign up for a free account, the site will grade and keep track of student progress. Also, you can start out by giving your kid a diagnostic test to identify and gaps or weak areas in their grammar skills. Try out an exercise at the site’s preview page.
Khan Academy: Video lessons, exercises and assessments.
The Guide to Grammar and Writing has lessons and quizzes on parts of speech and other grammar topics, as well as lessons on the writing process. A section on Notorious Confusables shows how to properly use words that are often confused with each other. Not only easy ones like its and it’s, but others like averse and adverse, dissent and descent, elude and allude. There’s an entire alphabetical list of these.
Daily Grammar has lessons on parts of speech, sentence structure, and capitalization and punctuation. Quizzes follow each lesson.
English Grammar 101 has 16 modules (such as parts of speech; sentence structure; punctuation; etc.) and many lessons within each module. You can read through each lesson for free, but you have to set up an account and pay for the review exercises and quizzes.
Grammar Monster has video and corresponding text lessons on the parts of speech. It also has grammar tests and games.
Free Workbooks for Grades 4 – 12:
Scholastic No Boring Practice Please! Sentence Structure (ages 9 – 11; with answer key)
CoreKnowledge: Language arts program for preschool through grade 6.
The Good & The Beautiful: Free language arts program for grades K – 8.
Harcourt Grammar Practice Book Grade 6 (with answer key)
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Grammar Practice Workbook Grade 6
Grade 6 Answer Key
Evan-Moor Grammar & Punctuation Grade 6+ (with answer key)
Treasures Grammar Practice Book Grade 6
McGraw-Hill Language Arts Grade 6
Spectrum Language Arts Grade 6 (with answer key)
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Grammar Practice Workbook Grade 8
Grade 8 Answer Key
Evan-Moor Daily Language Review Grade 8 (with answer key)