Teacher Review For Grammar Ninja

Add a competitive element to a parts-of-speech review.

Eric W.
Classroom teacher
West Ottawa High School Campus
Holland, MI
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 1
Support 3
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with General
How I Use It
I would use this at the beginning of the year to quickly review the parts of speech. I would have students complete each of the three levels of difficulty until they could do so without any errors. The site also proved an elapsed time after the round is completed. Students would be encouraged to beat the teacher. After introducing this game to students, I wonder if they could fashion their own Grammar Ninja games with sticky notes and white boards for subsequent grammar concepts.
My Take
Grammar Ninja sounded like a tool that would review several aspects of grammar. I wish it offered comma rules or at least independent/dependent clause identification. As far as I can tell, it just does parts of speech. It does provide three levels of difficulty, though. I liked that the site offers helpful clues/definitions to the students. I also like that the time commitment is minimal. It could be used as a quick formative assessment if your level requires mastery of this grammar concept.