ST. LOUIS, MO, April 25, 2007 — One of the newest instructional modules to be added to Orchard Software is Understanding and Using Grammar. The recently-released program for grades 4-6 features Questie, an animated character who is conspicuously unskilled in the use of standard English grammar and punctuation. Students learn by helping Questie become better acquainted with the grammatical conventions that underlie the construction of effective sentences.

Appropriate for both general classroom applications and teaching English language learners (ELL), Understanding and Using Grammar incorporates creative and humorous scenarios, compelling graphics, and frequent opportunities for interaction and feedback. The result: the task of learning about nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions becomes an adventure.

"English grammar continues to be a topic of universal interest to educators," said Bill Edwards, President of Siboney Learning Group, "because students need to learn to express ideas clearly and succinctly, regardless of grade level or subject area. Understanding and Using Grammar helps provide the foundation students need to become skilled communicators."

Understanding and Using Grammar joins the more than 160 language arts, math and science curriculum modules, or Skill Trees, offered through Orchard Software. Orchard is a comprehensive K-9 educational software solution that also provides standards-based assessments and automatic targeted assignments. For more information, go to
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