early elementary. Price $4.99
Are you ready to teach your children grammar? Grammaropolis is a new program that involves books, music CDs and the internet. I couldn’t get into the internet program without buying a membership ($3.99 a month, $19.99 a year, or $39.99 forever) so I browsed the sections I could, which is a basic information about the parts of speech. A common noun is a person, place or thing. An action verb is action.
I was sent two Grammaropolis books and one cd.
Ø Vinny the Action Verb & Lucy the Linking Verb. This includes basic verb information – I’m darting! I’m sprinting! It also introduces state of being verbs such as I feel great. I’m being. Told in cartoon story form (a basic story, like you read, with a lot of cartoon bubbles all over the page). At the end of the book are worksheets the children can fill out. Answers are upside down on the bottom of the page. There also some bonus questions.
Ø Nelson the Noun introduces common nouns, compound nouns, proper nouns, concrete nouns, abstract nouns and collective nouns. Pronouns are introduced as well. There are worksheets at the end, and the book is also in cartoon story form like the verb book.
Ø The CD is by Doctor Noize. It uses all types of music sounds, such as rap, rock, country, ballad, etc to put the different parts of speech. The songs are kind of cute and catchy. Like the noun one has a chorus going “Noun, noun, so profound, everywhere you go they can be found.” The verb one uses verbs to also teach valuable life lessons, such as “You catch on fire, what do you do? Stop, drop, and roll.” Songs are included on adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, interjections, prepositions, and more.
Ø Other books are available on adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, interjections, prepositions, etc, probably in the same format.