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First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind
by Jessie Wise

  • There are two volumes in this set.  These volumes are combined in the older editions of this book.
  • Jessie Wise is co-author of The Well-Trained Mind.
  • The short lessons in this book make it appropriate for young children as well as older students and struggling learners.

 

Simply Grammar: An Illustrated Primer
by Karen Andreola & Charlotte Mason

  • This is a revised edition of Charlotte Mason’s grammar.
  • Karen Andreola is also the author of  A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning.

 

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
by Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman, Tom Stern

Easy Grammar (Grades 1 – 12)
by Wanda C. Phillips

Evan Moore grammar workbooks include:

  • Daily Paragraph Editing (Grades 2-8)
  • Daily Language Review (Grades 1-8)
  • Grammar and Punctuation (Grades 1-6)
  • Write a Super Sentence
  • Language Fundamentals (Grade 5+)

My Book of Sentences Paperback
by Kumon Publishing

My Book of Simple Sentences: Learning about Nouns and Verbs
by Kumon Publishing

 

 online resources

Learn English Kids

free

British Council

This site is created by United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  Learn English Kids has online games, stories, lessons and activities to help elementary aged children learn English. This site teaches spelling, writing, reading, and grammar.

  • Registration is required to access certain areas of the website (registration is free).
  • A variety of grammar rules is explained through short videos.  Printable worksheets and answer keys are included with each video (registration is required to access these worksheets).
  • Contains printable grammar tests, quizzes and reference cards .  Grammar rules and brief examples precede the grammar test sections.
  • Practice your English grammar with simple interactive online games.
  • Learn English also has two other websites LearnEnglishTeens and TeachingEnglish.

 

Guide to Grammar and Writing

free

This guide to grammar and writing is sponsored by the nonprofit Capital Community College Foundation and is dedicated to the late Dr. Charles Darling (the creator of this online guide).

  • A wealth of grammar information is contained on this site; charts, examples, and quizzes accompany each grammar lesson.
  • This site contains over 170 online quizzes.
  • Navigating the site is made easy by well-organized drop-down menus, a search box, and an extensive index.
  • A FAQ section provides answers to a number of common grammatical issues, like “affect versus effect” and “beginning a sentence with the world and or but“.

 

Onestopenglish 

free & $

Onestopenglish.com is a teacher resource site, part of Macmillan Education, one of the world’s leading publishers of English language teaching materials.

  • Grammar is explained in their grammar reference section.  These explanations are easy to follow and concise.
  • You can also sign up for different weekly newsletters (lesson plan may be included).
  • Registration is required to access this site and at least half of this site is for subscription members only (teachers/institutions).

 

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

free

The Learning Center at D’Youville College

This site is a good reference tool for teachers or older students looking for information regarding grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.

  • Use OWL to learn and review basic grammar rules.  The topics covered on this site include  sentence construction, commons sentence construction errors, agreements and the parts of speech.
  • Examples and online practice exercises accompany these mini-lessons.

 

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

free

Purdue University

At Purdue’s Online Writing Lab students and teachers can learn all about grammar and the mechanics of writing (among many other things).

  • Grammar topics covered are spelling, numbers, adjectives, adverbs, appositives, articles, prepositions, pronouns, nouns and verbs.
  • The parts of speech are covered in another area of the website, under the Mechanics section.
  • Printable grammar exercises (and answers) are available online and listed by topic

 

Using English

 

Grammarly

free & $

  • Grammarly has a free online tool that will check your writings for grammatical errors.  Errors are underlined in red or green.  Not only will it find misspelled words, but it also makes punctuation and word choice suggestions.
  • You can also download an app that will run in Chrome and find all of your mistakes (for better or worse) in everything you write while in Chrome.  They also have downloads for Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • A free plagiarism checker is also available.
  • They also have a blog where everything related to grammar is discussed, along with tips, quizzes and trivia.
  • Subscriptions are also available and they range in price from $11.66 – $29.95.

 

Educational Games

 ABCya.com

free

ABCya.com makes educational games for children.

  • Parts of Speech Grammar Game – Identify parts of the speech while shooting down asteroids in this outer space themed game. recommended for grades 3-5.
  • Nouns and Verbs – Read sentences and identify nouns and verbs in an effort to collect more ice cream than the monster; recommended for grades 2 – 5.
  • Parts of Speech Quest – (This game is currently in Beta, but you can still play it).  Adventure through a castle, as you help the king recover his stolen shield from invaders; answer their grammar questions correctly to recover parts of the shield.  Along the way, learn grammar from the guards as they provide you with mini grammar lessons; recommended for grades 4 -5.
  • Viper Verb Agreement – Help feed the viper by  choosing verb tenses and recognizing the correct verb forms and subject/verb agreement; recommended for grades 4 and 5.
  • Word Frog: Antonyms, Synonyms & Homonyms –  Practice matching antonyms, synonyms and homonyms with Word Frog; recommended for grades 4 and 5.

 

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Grammar: 8 Free Online Resources

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Free, Grammar, Homeschooling, Online Resource | Comments Off on Grammar: 8 Free Online Resources

Grammar: 8 Free Online Resources

Whether you are writing or teaching grammar, everyone can use some grammatical help once in a while.  Luckily, there are several great resources readily available online  — and they just so happen to be free.     Grammarly free Grammarly has a free online tool that will check your writings for grammatical errors.  Errors are underlined in red or green.  Not only will it find misspelled words, but it also makes punctuation and word choice suggestions. You can also download an app that will run in Chrome and find all of your mistakes (for better or worse) in everything you write while in Chrome.  They also have downloads for Microsoft Office and Outlook. A free plagiarism checker is also available. They also have a blog where everything related to grammar is discussed, along with tips, quizzes, and trivia. Subscriptions are also available and they range in price from $11.66 – $29.95. Guide to Grammar and Writing free This guide to grammar and writing is sponsored by the nonprofit Capital Community College Foundation and is dedicated to the late Dr. Charles Darling (the creator of this online guide). A wealth of grammar information is contained on this site; charts, examples, and quizzes accompany each grammar lesson. This site contains over 170 online quizzes. Navigating the site is made easy by well-organized drop-down menus, a search box, and an extensive index. A FAQ section provides answers to a number of common grammatical issues, like “affect versus effect” and “beginning a sentence with the world and or but“.   Learn English Kids free British Council This site is created by United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  Learn English Kids has online games, stories, lessons and activities to help elementary aged children learn English. This site teaches spelling, writing, reading, and grammar. Registration is required to access certain areas of the website (registration is free). A variety of grammar rules is explained through short videos.  Printable worksheets and answer keys are included with each video (registration is required to access these worksheets). Contains printable grammar tests, quizzes and reference cards .  Grammar rules and brief examples precede the grammar test sections. Practice your English grammar with simple interactive online games. Learn English also has two other websites LearnEnglishTeens and TeachingEnglish. Onestopenglish  free & $ Onestopenglish.com is a teacher resource site, part of Macmillan Education, one of the world’s leading publishers of English language teaching materials. Grammar is explained in their grammar reference section.  These explanations are easy to follow and concise. You can also sign up for different weekly newsletters (lesson plan may be included). Registration is required to access this site and at least half of this site is for subscription members only (teachers/institutions). Online Writing Lab (OWL) free The Learning Center at D’Youville College This site is a good reference tool for teachers or older students looking for information regarding grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. Use OWL to learn and review basic grammar rules.  The topics covered on this site include  sentence construction, common sentence construction errors, agreements and the parts of speech. Examples and online practice exercises accompany these mini-lessons. Online Writing Lab (OWL) free Purdue University At Purdue’s Online Writing Lab students and teachers can learn all about grammar and the mechanics of writing (among many other things). Grammar topics covered are spelling, numbers, adjectives, adverbs, appositives, articles, prepositions,...

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