Teaching 5th-Grade Grammar with Animated Shorts

Engage students by teaching grammar with animated shorts.

Most students dread grammar lessons. With Teaching 5th-Grade Grammar with Animated Shorts, students will ask when the class will be able to do the next lesson. If animated shorts are not fun enough, the unit also reviews lessons with game activities. It’s really a win-win all the way around.
This post is going to jump into the free sample activities first. If you want to know more about the paid product be sure to head down to the bottom of this post.

Sample Video Lessons

Check out how animated shorts can tie into grammar with these three videos. This post contains samples of teaching conjunctions. To get the full free lessons and Google Slides download the preview. 

Download this preview to receive free samples to give this method a try.

Three Fools

Turn the bold sentences into complex sentences.

Blue, Yellow, and Green hike across a desert wasteland searching for a new home. They are attracted to small areas with grass.

Green spots a large green valley with tall trees and flowers. The three friends race down the hill through the forest to a scenic beach. Blue and Yellow stake claims to leave no space for Green. Green turns and walks away.

Soon Blue and Yellow cut down trees to build huts on the beach. Meanwhile, Green moves to a grassy area and takes care of plants by watering the flowers. He also befriends a seagull. Blue and Yellow become greedy. They realize their huts are identical.

Sample Answer

Blue and Yellow become greedy when they realize their huts are identical.

Complete the sentences with correlative conjunctions.

1.Blue and Yellow are neither polite ___ hospitable.

  1. or
  2. nor
  3. not
  4. yet

Robby

Turn the bold sentences into compound or complex sentences.

An earthworm tunnels through the ground using a pick. After he realizes he needs a bigger tool for the job he is doing, the earthworm reaches into his small pack and pulls out a demolition jackhammer. After more tunneling, the jackhammer loses its battery power and stops.

The earthworm pulls out a compass to determine his location. The compass wiggles and breaks.

The earthworm pulls out a small hand crank to chisel upward. Rocks fall on the earthworm’s head.

Next, the earthworm reaches back into his small pack and pulls out an excavator. He shovels scoopfuls of dirt and rock. The scoop gets lodged between rocks.

Sample Answer

He shovels scoopfuls of dirt and rock until the scoop gets lodged between rocks.

Complete the sentences with correlative conjunctions.

  1. The digging was ___ very long  ____ difficult.
  1. not / but
  2. both / and
  3. whether / or
  4. scarcely / when

Tornado VR Experience

 

Combine these short choppy sentences by using coordinating, subordinating, or correlative conjunctions.

1 .For a hurricane to form, two air masses must meet. You need warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. You also need dry air from Canada.

Sample Answer

For a hurricane to form, two air masses must meet including warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and dry air from Canada.

Download this preview to receive free samples to give this method a try.

What’s Included:

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts
  • Video Lesson with Accompanying Organizer – Have students watch the instructional video that goes with the organizer. Pause the video when instructed to do so. Have students complete the organizer. Next have students watch the remainder of the video to check their answers. 
  • Animated Short Activities – Each lesson contains 3+ videos (a total of 23) with a practice that is connected to both the skill that is covered and the animated short.

 

 

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts
  • Practice Game – Each of the lessons contains a game. Most games have practice sentences that can be used as seatwork in place of a game activity if desired.
    • Sorry
    • Bump
    • Dice Game
    • Task Cards with Board Game
    • Aggravation
    • Dots & Boxes + Tic Tac Toe
All activities are included in both printable and Google Slide versions.

 

The 5th Grade Grammar Standards

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts
This unit covers all 5th grade Common Core State Standards for grammar (L.5.1, L.5.1.A, L.5.1.B, L.5.1.C, L.5.1.D, and L.5.1.E). Fifth-grade standards focus on using conjunctions, prepositions, interjections, and verbs.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.A
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

 

 

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.B
Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.C
Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.D
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.E
Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).

 

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts

Check out the unit on Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts at
Teachers Pay Teachers.

Gay Miller

 

 

Permanent link to this article: https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=2566