Course Description

Support Grammar Learning with Literature-Based Activities

Grammar is the structure of language that all students must master.  Literature-Based Learning:  Creative Grammar Strategies (1-5) offers Grades 1-5 teachers new ways to creatively enhance their teaching skills in what is usually a less appealing subject area to teach.  This course will focus on these five parts of speech:  nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions by using specific children’s books.

Learner Outcomes

  • Creatively teach students how to understand, identify and use adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs and prepositions
  • Conduct research on these topics
  • Develop and teach a variety of lesson plans
  • Learn how to teach parts of speech from any children’s book
  • Create and develop a grammar game
  • Create a grammar “character” to support student learning
  • Reflect on and review the knowledge gained in this course

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (first through fifth grade) who want to know how to use any children's book or story to teach grammar strategies for their grade level in an interesting and engaging manner.

Course Materials:  No text required, however there is a requirement to have access to five designated grade level appropriate children's books (titles provided in the course) that can be found in either your classroom or your school or public library, or purchased at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.  Plus you will need to choose one (1) additional children's literature book of your choice to complete the assignments.  This course can be completed with or without students.


"This course is an excellent course that allowed me to reflect and re-evaluate how I teach. Each assignment I created was beneficial to me as an educator and stimulated the students learning outcome. Every assignment in each module had its own unique teaching and learning strategy that engages students. After each strategy I was more successful and I was hooked! This course was well designed and impacted me as a teacher. It awakened and enlightened me to be more aware of how the value of meaningful creative strategy lessons can engage and enhance a student's learning potential to its fullest." -- Rondelle Nadeau, Educator, Riverside, CA
"As a result of the course, I have a renewed focus on children's literature and read-alouds. Now that I have my eyes opened to using books for the explicit teaching of grammar, I can't stop finding new books and thinking of new ways to teach grammar creatively." -- Erin Phipp, Teacher, Grade 4
"It was a creative course, and I enjoyed it very much." -- Kathleen Cervone, Educator, Santa Rosa, CA

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $391 credit (3 units) $391.00
Available for Extension Credit
3 units
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