I completely get how important good grammar is, but I have to admit, it's a bit of a challenge to make it engaging!
I have recently been using computers to liven it up a bit. We first tried this with punctuating speech. The children could see the changes they needed to make but didn't have to copy out scores sentences! We have also added basic punctuation and corrected incorrect pieces. All I need to do is put a document on the shared drive and it makes a great independent activity.
Last week, we looked at word classes by colour-coding.
We also had a bit of fun making silly sentences with silly synonyms, using the 'synonym' feature when you right-click in Word:
I also have the children on the hunt for real-life grammar errors, usually involving apostrophes. They're bringing / emailing in their photos for a display. (Yes, I know, I'm turning them into those people everybody just loves who point out other people's grammatical inaccuracies!). I found this little gem in the doctor's office of all places - how many intelligent people should have seen this stuck to the fire exit?!
So, to be clear: use this door all the time, not just when there's a fire!
Hi! I'm Mrs P: passionate primary school teacher!