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40 Picture Books that Teach Grammar to Upper Elementary

Here is a list of 40 picture books that teach grammar skills. Use these to introduce grammar lessons and engage your upper elementary students.

Introducing grammar lessons with picture books that teach grammar skills is an excellent way to engage your upper elementary students and set the stage to engage them. Fortunately, many authors have realized the importance of incorporating picture books into lessons, and they have written some fun books that explicitly explain parts of speech and grammar rules within the text.

Here are a list of picture books you can use at the start of your lessons as you teach nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech to your 4th and 5th graders.

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Here is a list of picture books to teach nouns. Use these to introduce nouns and engage your upper elementary students.

Nouns


If You were a Noun by Michael Dahl

Nouns (Singular and Plural)


If You were a Plural Word by Michael Dahl

Plural nouns rules can be confusing, especially for non-native English speakers. Reviewing the rules explicitly after sharing one of these books can benefit your upper elementary writers. 

Here is a list of picture books to teach pronouns. Use these to introduce pronouns and engage your upper elementary students.

Pronouns


If You were a Pronoun by Nancy Loewen

Here is a list of picture books to teach verbs. Use these to introduce verbs and engage your upper elementary students.

Verbs


If You were a Verb by Michael Dahl

Here is a list of picture books to teach adjectives. Use these to introduce adjectives and engage your upper elementary students.

Adjectives


If You were an Adjective by Michael Dahl

Adjectives (Comparative and Superlative)


Pig, Pigger, Piggest by Rick Walton

Distinguishing when to add -er or -est to the end of the word or whether to add more or most before the word can be a tricky skill when it comes to comparative and superlative adjectives. Explicitly teaching the rules after reading one of the books can help students use them correctly when they write.

Here is a list of picture books to teach adverbs. Use these to introduce adverbs and engage your upper elementary students.

Adverbs


If You Were an Adverb by Michael Dahl

Here is a list of picture books to teach prepositions. Use these to introduce prepositions and engage your upper elementary students.

Prepositions


If You Were a Preposition by Nancy Loewen
Prepositions by Ann Heinrichs

After reading any of these preposition books, you can enhance understanding with a variety of hands-on activities including paper airplanes and paper snowball fights that students are sure to love.

Here is a list of picture books to teach conjunctions. Use these to introduce conjunctions and engage your upper elementary students.

Conjunctions


If You Were a Conjunction by Nancy Loewen

Here is a list of picture books to teach interjections. Use these to introduce interjections and engage your upper elementary students.

Interjections



Here is a list of picture books to teach contractions. Use these to introduce contractions and engage your upper elementary students.

Contractions


If You Were a Contraction by Trisha Shaskan

Here is a list of picture books to teach homonyms and homophones. Use these to introduce commonly confused words and engage your upper elementary students.

Homophones and Homonyms (Commonly Confused Words)



Homophones and Homonyms can also be challenging for even the most skilled upper elementary students. Providing them with opportunities to learn and master theses commonly confused words through hands-on activities can prove to be beneficial.

Hopefully you have found some inspiration within this list of picture books that teach grammar skills. Exposing students to books whenever possible not only helps to introduce skills but also helps promote a love for reading with students.


Here is a list of 40 picture books that teach grammar skills. Use these to introduce grammar lessons and engage your upper elementary students.


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