Grammar

Grammar Land (book, audiobook & worksheets!)

Grammar Land: Or Grammar In Fun for the Children of  Schoolroom-Shire, by M. L. Nesbitt (PDF ebook)

In this classic read-aloud story book, published way back in 1878, author Nesbitt creates an amazing fantasy land not unlike “Alice In Wonderland”, where the citizens are the nine parts of speech —rich Mr. Noun, his useful friend Pronoun, little ragged Article, talkative Adjective, busy Dr. Verb and Adverb, perky Preposition, convenient Conjunction, and irksome Interjection—are brought to trial by Judge Grammar to settle disputes over the rules of language. Each part of speech is called in turn to take the stand, where they are questioned by Doctor Syntax and Sergeant Parsing. In the course of the amusing trial, the reader, perhaps without even realizing it, is exposed to the most important rules of grammar. It’s a fun, fascinating way to learn some of the basic grammar rules all the  while carried along by the very memorable characters and a wild adventure to boot.

We’ve got the original book for you in PDF format, plus the well-done AUDIOBOOK, and some great WORKSHEETS to go along with it. Highly recommended!

THE ORIGINAL BOOK!

CLICK HERE to download the PDF ebook.

AUDIOBOOK!

To listen to the wonderful audiobook version from LibriVox, read by Kara Shallenberg, CLICK HERE!

WORKSHEETS!

Jessica at the “We Don’t Need No Education” blog created a delightful set of worksheets for each chapter of Grammar Land, incorporating the exercises woven into the story. You can download all 17 of these PDF worksheet files on her blog. They are loads of fun and a great way to make sure your kids “get” some of what is taught in Grammar Land.

CLICK HERE to go to her blog where you can download these.

Games, Grammar

The Child’s Own English Book – Lessons & Word Games

Today we feature this little-known gem, which is a terrific introduction to grammar: You have an introductory story/essay on each part of speech, how it is used, and why it is important. This is followed by several games to play that will help teach young students to identify and properly use their nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, interjections, etc. A unique and innovative approach to beginning grammar, this is a playful and child-friendly classic text! Highly recommended!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer.

Mac users: Hold down the CONTROL button and click the above link, then “save” to your mac.

Grammar, Language Arts

Grammar Planet

GrammarPlanet is a comprehensive and completely online grammar, punctuation, and usage curriculum. And now it is totally free.

GrammarPlanet is the brainchild of Erin Karl and Jerry Bailey. Erin is the owner of Analytical Grammar, Inc. and Jerry is the President and a partner in Dynamic Literacy, LLC. Erin’s skills at teaching grammar as evidenced by Analytical Grammar, and Jerry’s skills and experience in developing an online version of WordBuild: A Better Way to Teach Vocabulary, complement one another perfectly.

GrammarPlanet will help you or your students master the mechanics of English and create a more confident writer. The curriculum is aimed at students from 10 to 99 who want to improve their English. It can be used by students in school, students at home, or adults individually or as a group. The system is responsive, meaning that students who take a little longer to “get it” will get more practice before the test. There is no time limit and students can take as much time as needed to master the material.

CLICK HERE to go to the website!