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Kids can learn the eight parts of speech and how to use them correctly. Content goes deep for each. Kids will learn about nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Additionally, they'll learn about different types and uses, like intransitive and transitive verbs and proper and common nouns, among others. There are also brief explanations of dependent clauses, punctuating interjections, and other writing structures. Grammaropolis.com is quite thorough in its teaching of the parts of speech, and the knowledge is likely to stick -- the songs are so catchy that you won't soon forget them.
As personified characters, the parts of speech all have to work cooperatively in the videos. After all, they really do depend on one another.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Grammaropolis is a subscription-based curriculum that teaches kids the parts of speech in fun ways. Parents can choose a monthly ($3.99), yearly ($19.99), or "forever" ($39.99) passport and create accounts for up to five kids. Kids read cartoon-y books, watch videos, and listen to songs to learn about the eight parts of speech and then take quizzes to test their understanding. Kids can view their progress and scores, and parents have their own portal to view progress reports. There's also an app version that covers the same content.
Is It Any Good?
Developed by a classroom teacher for his seventh graders, Grammaropolis attempts to keep kids engaged while they learn grammar. The characters bring each part of speech to life in a way that gives meaning to its purpose -- there are superhero verbs and artist adjectives, among others. The songs are catchy enough to get stuck in your head, and the quizzes are challenging. Moreover, the way each concept is explained really makes sense, giving kids images of how these abstract terms work. For example, "Without Vinny the action verb, he [Nelson Noun] couldn't do anything."
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. Kids get immediate feedback on quiz answers with an explanation of the right answer. Grammaropolis does a good job of livening up an often boring (although important) topic for kids.
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