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By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Parts of speech come to life with fun songs and characters.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Chromebook Paid, Free Education
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Cute Approach to Grammar Skills

I liked this website, although it is a little babyish for older kids. There are 8 parts of speech so it is content appropriate for older kids (conjunctions, pronouns, and interjections are included). Each part of speech has a basic overview, an introductory video and then smaller lessons about each type of the part of speech. For examples; nouns, concrete nouns, abstract nouns, proper nouns. There is a quiz for each part of the trail the kids have to follow. If they take it seriously, they get a good overview and practice with each part of speech. Some of my lowest level ELLS scored consistently over 90%. There are also extra credit quizzes and the kids can print out a certificate for each part of speech mastered. The layout and dashboard are easy for kids to navigate.

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Developed by a classroom teacher for his seventh graders, this tool manages to keep kids engaged while they learn grammar. The characters bring each part of speech to life -- there are superhero verbs and artist adjectives -- in a way that gives meaning to its purpose. The songs are catchy and the quizzes challenging, but the way each concept is explained really makes sense, giving kids images of how these abstract terms work; for example, "Vinny had no choice. As a verb, he had to do what the adverb told him." Though pricey compared to many educational apps, Grammaropolis includes a lot of content: nine illustrated books (one for each part of speech, with a general book for all parts), nine animated music videos, 20 short animated clips, and hundreds of quizzes. Grammaropolis does a good job of livening up an often boring (although important) topic for kids.

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