Living Books for Grammar

Living books make subjects more interesting and fun.  Snuggling on the couch with a good book instead of spending the time sitting at a table or desk with a workbook is a plus in my book.  This is not to say that we avoid desk work, but when we find resources to learn concepts in different ways we do so.  This school year I am using a selection of living grammar books for my second grader.  They primarily deal with parts of speech, but there are also ones on punctuation.


A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More About Nouns


I And You And Don’t Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun?

If You Were a Pronoun

Mine, All Mine!


Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?

Many Luscious Lollipops

Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More About Adjectives


Under, Over, by the Clover: What Is a Preposition?

If You Were a Preposition


I Think I Thought: And Other Tricky Verbs

Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More about Verbs

To Root to Toot to Parachute: What Is a Verb


Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is An Adverb?

Up, Up and Away

Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More About Adverbs


If You Were a Conjunction


If You Were an Interjection

Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions


Quincy Question Mark

Peter Period

Emma Exclamation Point







Hannah Hyphen





Alan Apostrophe







Christopher Comma 

One Comment:

  1. Wow – came from the languages thread at WTM; thanks for the recommendation of these Brian Cleary books… nouns, verbs and pronouns are on their way from the library!!! :-)))
    Love your blog!

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