Today is the day.
National Grammar Day!
This holiday was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough. Martha is the author of Things That Make Us [Sic] and the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. Martha has said that she created this day because she wanted to help her students with their grammar in a lively and positive way. As the National Grammar Day website quotes, “Language is something to be celebrated, and March 4 is the perfect day to do it. It’s not only a date, it’s an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!”
As educators, we understand the importance or language and grammar. Even more important than that, we understand what goes into the process of teaching these principles.
I can remember a time when i was in the third grade and our class was doing a Beta test on a new grammar curriculum. This program incorporate songs into every lesson. learning through song has always been one of my favorite ways to learn! I can still quote one of the songs now..."a prep prep preposition is a special group of words..". Think about our friends from School House Rock-- always using music to encourage learning.
Here are some fun ways that you can celebrate National Grammar Day!
Check out these submissions from the Huffington Post on some of the worst grammar mistakes.
Take these fun online quizzes and give your grammar an assessment.
Listen to March Forth: The Grammar Song
Buy a grammar geek shirt.
Happy National Grammar day, friends!