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App of the week: Grammar Pop

By Meris Stansbury
September 2nd, 2013

Name: Grammar Pop

What is it? Grammar Pop, from the award-winning Grammar Girl http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl , lets users match words in sentences with 1 of 11 speech parts. The game starts off with the basics (nouns, verbs, and articles) and advances through 14,000 words and 28 levels of difficulty. Higher levels include more advanced concepts, such as gerunds, participles, and infinitives. Users can start at Level 1 or move between levels at will, collecting coin prizes and earning achievements along the way.

Best for: Kids and adults.

Price: $1.99; discount group rates are available for academic institutions.

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Features:

  • The game includes “help” text that reviews the parts of speech. Additional supporting educational content is also available at GrammarPop.com for teachers who wish to include Grammar Pop in their language-curriculum.
  • Dozens of Grammar Girl fans, many of them English language educators, beta tested Grammar Pop, giving it high marks for its fast, fun pace, and its ability to help players truly master parts of speech.
  • Quick and Dirty Tips consulted a linguist to ensure the highest level of accuracy, and Fogarty also compared the game sentences to the Common Core standards to ensure that the sentences represent a wide range of the concepts educators are striving to teach.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.