Grammar Gumballs is a sweet game for teaching and reinforcing basic grammar skills in young children. It targets nine of the early morphemes and grammatical structures identified by Roger Brown (1973). Children with language and learning difficulties often leave these structures out of their speech. Grammar Gumballs includes five levels of difficulty for each illustration. You begin with a simple listening/imitation task and gradually progress to spontaneous production.
Grammar Gumballs includes 180 illustrated cards (20 for each area) to teach nine grammatical forms:
- Present Progressive Verbs
- Irregular Past Tense Verbs
- Subjective Pronouns
- Copula Verbs (Is/Are)
- Regular Plurals
- Possessive Nouns
- Regular Past Tense Verbs
- Irregular Plurals
- Possessive Pronouns
To play, fill up the gumball machine game board with gumball tokens. Choose the card set(s) you wish to teach. Have the students draw a card. Then, read them the questions that match the card from the lessons and activities book. As the students answer the questions, they spin the spinner and take that number of gumballs from the machine. At the end of the game, the student with the most gumball tokens is the winner!
- Gumball machine game board (9 1/2" x 14")
- 180 illustrated cards
- 80 gumball tokens
- 64-page lessons and activities book with fun, reproducible homework sheets
- Printable CD-ROM
Expand your students' favorite grammar game with lessons and activities that address nine more grammar skills! Grammar Gumballs 2: Add-On Lessons and Activities Book doubles the teaching opportunities available in the original game with 900 new prompts. Simply use the game pieces, board, and the colorful illustrations on the cards from the original Grammar Gumballs.
Teach nine more grammatical forms:
- Copula Verbs (Was/Were)
- First-Person Pronouns (I, Me, We, Us)
- Present Perfect Verbs (Has/Have)