Megan Reynolds

Megan Reynolds

I am a teacher & designer. Connecting with students & seeing them enjoy learning is my favorite feeling on earth! I hope you enjoy this article!

6th Grade Grammar Choice Board Tutorial for Teachers

Build your own Grammar Choice Board for 6th Grade in minutes! Keep kids engaged & learning using these tactics & templates
To use a choice board in your 6th Grade Classroom during Grammar you will need to create the Grammarchoices (there are lots of examples), organize the classroom, and have a goal;

Time-saving, differentiation, and dynamic classroom management are my favorite reasons to use a choice board!

Integrating choices every day you will need to hone in on the best way to apply 6th Grade Grammar choice boards to your classroom style!

Here are a few ideas and instructions on choices, classroom management and getting buy-in from your6th Graders

Ideas & Examples of Great 6th Grade Grammar Choices

Adjective Adventure Diary
Adjective Adventure Diary: Write daily entries about your life, using vivid adjectives to describe feelings, places, and people. Have fun boosting your word power!
Punctuation Scavenger Hunt
Find and list 10 examples of punctuation (.,!?) from your favorite book. Note each use (end of sentence, excitement, etc.). Happy hunting!
Verb Tense Time Travel
Verb Tense Time Travel: Pretend you’re a time traveler! Write a story using past tense for history, present for now, and future for adventures ahead.
Conjunction Junction CreateMap
Conjunction Junction CreateMap is a fun activity where you’ll draw a map connecting sentences with words like ‘and,’ ‘but,’ and ‘or.’ It’s like a word train track!
Synonym and Antonym Safari
Synonym & Antonym Safari: Hunt for words in books or online that mean the same (synonyms) or opposite (antonyms) as your list. Write them down!
Preposition Expedition
Preposition Expedition: A fun hunt for words that show location or time in sentences. Find and list prepositions like ‘on,’ ‘under,’ ‘before’ in books or around you!
Homophone Hunt Challenge
Find pairs of words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings, like ‘pair’ and ‘pear’. Write them down & draw a pic for each!
Subject-Verb Agreement Quest
Match subjects with the right verbs in sentences. Remember: singular subjects take singular verbs, plural subjects take plural verbs. Have fun questing!
Interjection Injection Game
Interjection Injection Game: Fill in comic strips with your own ‘Wow!’ or ‘Oops!’ to show surprise or emotion. Make it fun and fit the story!

Using a Choice Board to Differentiate Grammar in a 6th Grade Classroom

Keep It Simple

Everyone “teacher & student” should know exactly what they are doing. If you don’t make it even easier! 

Differential Instruction vs Saving time?

There is nothing more irritating than “Saving Time” with a Choice Board & ending up with “More work!”.  Are you using this to hit standards or save time or both? 

"Self Guided" or "instruction-based"?

If you giving out work, should they do it on their own or are these more instructions for each choice?

General rule, if the grade is > 3 there is more work per choice.

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All ages, all grades where you need 9 grid choice board. Start loving learning again! 

How To Manage Your 6th Grade Classroom During Grammar (With a Choice Board)

I find its easiest to use a big board at the front of the classroom where all students can see the choices  then decide what they want to do

This often will be coming in from a break or transition between subjects. 

If you can get all students to know whats expected during a choice activity it becomes one-hundred times easier to manage the class & have everyone know what choices they have!  

There are three core steps you have to hit when using a Choice Board; 

1) The Set Up
The Instruction 
3) The Q+A 

1) The Set Up

Select your choices, decide on how you are going to use this time in your classroom. Build the choice board

1) The Instruction

Tell the students what they are going to be doing (this becomes easier over time) Simply start with 3 options & move from there. 

1) The Q & A

Does anyone have questions? This will help you or the next time. Remember the goal is to make this easier each time! 

Why Use A Choice Board?

So, let’s chat about choiceboards and why they’re like the coolest thing ever in your classroom. 

Picture this: kiddos bouncing into the room, eyes lighting up because they get to pick their own adventure in learning new words.

 It’s like a mini vocab party, and everyone’s invited!

We all have our own jam, right? Some of us are little artists, others are born performers, and some love to get lost in stories. Choice boards are like a buffet of fun learning snacks, so every munchkin finds something tasty that helps the vocab stick!

And here’s the kicker – when the little ones get to steer the ship, they turn into these mini captains of learning. They’re making the calls, and with every choice, they puff up a bit more with confidence. It’s a win-win – they’re learning and feeling like the boss at the same time.

Plus, for us teachers, it’s like having a secret helper in the room. We get to sprinkle in all sorts of activities that match our students’ levels and what makes their hearts tick. It’s like custom-making a learning playlist that gets every kid grooving to the vocab beat. How cool is that?