Everyone makes mistakes when writing. Sometimes, those mistakes are just simple typos; other times, they're the result of grammar skills that need polishing or updating. The more writers -- and emerging writers -- know about how grammar works, the more clear, concise, and effective communicators they'll be.

We've identified 13 of the best tools for encouraging and supporting grammar practice and improving grammar skills. Our choices include websites like NoRedInk, which lets kids practice grammar and punctuation skills using pop-culture terms they choose themselves. Adding another layer of fun, Flocabulary and Grammaropolis use music and animations to increase engagement and bring grammar to life. When it comes to grammar practice, what's more fun than games? GrammarPop is a pop-the-words game that helps students learn parts of speech and build confidence in their grammar abilities. Grammar practice may be many students' definition of boring, but the addition of music, pop culture, games, and animations to the mix can quickly grab their interest and change that perception.  

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Kira D.

As Education Content Assistant for Common Sense Education, Kira supported the editorial team with a wide array of projects such as the Graphite blog, analysis of content coverage, content creation for our Top Picks, and beyond. Kira joined Common Sense with a background in education nonprofits and museums and a passion for learning. She has previously worked in administrative and executive support roles and has dabbled in communications, public relations, and graphic design. Originally from the Boston area, Kira fulfilled a lifelong dream by relocating to San Francisco and can now be found exploring the west coast by foot, kayak, and zip car.