Keepers 101 for 4th Graders


Last night when I posted this, I didn’t realize that I had two boxes with “there” on this sheet.  I had meant to put “me/I” in that box.  Oops!  This post is now updated with the version that you see below in the picture.  I also updated that terrible pic since it was…well…terrible!  Be sure to grab the CORRECT version from the link below!!

Quick post tonight.  I recreated a document that Gretchen Bernabei used with her 7th graders.  It’s called Keepers 101.  It is a chart that has all of the grammar rules that we teach during the year except for parts of speech.  I’ll be making one of those, too.

It looks like this:

If you would like to grab a PDF copy, click here–>Keepers 101 4th




  1. tiffany pirtle says:

    thank you once AGAIN, kayla! you are the best! Rest well! ~ Tiffany

  2. Thank you so much!!

  3. These are perfect to accompany your Poppers! I love everything that you do! Thank you for sharing with us!

  4. Jessica Coile says:

    Could you please explain how you use this? I might have missed the post where you talked about it. Thanks!

    • Kayla Shook says:

      Hi, Jessica!

      This chart goes along with Gretchen Bernabei’s book, Grammar Keepers. There are lessons that go specifically with each word/rule you see on the chart. Her book has 101 easy to implement grammar lessons! It has been a HUGE game changer in my classroom!!!

  5. Marissa Perez says:

    Gretchen told me about your amazing blog and I love it! I had been wanting to create a 4th grade grammar keepers chart and hadn’t done it yet. Your blog is a blessing!!! Thank you for sharing and have a great holiday season!

  6. Diane Ware says:

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful resources! We are going to be implementing your 4th grade Keepers 101 and saw that you were going to be adding the grammar part but haven’t been able to locate it. Where is the grammar section/keeper? We want to start off the year with both parts and use it as a review adding what we have already learned…thanks so much!

  7. I just attended a 2 day workshop by Gretchen Bernabei and she also used the keeper chart, but her chart has more skills embedded into it. Why is there a difference from your chart compared to her chart? Does your chart target more of the skills needed to be taught in 4th grade? Just want to know which one would be best for me to use. I also teach 4th in San Antonio. Thanks for the input.

    • Kayla Shook says:

      Hi, Debra! The chart I created for 4th grade has more 4th grade skills. Hers has many things we don’t cover in 4th, and the boxes for writing are way too small for my kiddos. Hope that helps!

  8. Hi! I’m just wondering if you have a filled out version of this chart. I am using it with my students for the first time this year and it is wonderful!!

    • Kayla Shook says:

      Hi, KAty! I don’t have a picture of one filled out, but I’ll add it to my list. That’s a good idea! Thanks for the suggestion!

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