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Grammar Checkers, Websites, and Games for Students

Replace your old worksheets and quizzes with these picks that give students entertaining options for learning and reviewing grammar. This list offers a bunch of great grammar app choices including interactive quizzes and games, grammar checkers, and reference materials. From parts of speech to sentence structure to verb conjugation and beyond these tools should cover just about anything your students need.

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Grammar Checkers

Quill

Let students do the writing to make grammar lessons more meaningful

Bottom line: Excellent opportunities for grammar and writing practice; teachers may need to tailor lessons to best fit into their own curriculum.

NoRedInk

Useful supplement for ELA classrooms could use more writing activities

Bottom line: The easy assigning and tracking features for teachers -- matched with the interest-based questions and feedback for students -- makes this a useful tool to grind through grammar and writing practice.

Grammarly

Helpful tips support the writing process and build confidence

Bottom line: A helpful site to check grammar and plagiarism, and a good tool for understanding errors and how to fix them.

WriteLab

Nifty site gives automatic writing feedback, helps teachers comment

Bottom line: With potentially best-in-class automated feedback and useful teacher features, WriteLab, if used well, offers a compelling proposition for writing instruction.

Grammar Instruction and Reference

EducationCity

Cute, clever, standards-aligned activities teach foundational skills

Bottom line: Games and activities can help reinforce key math, language, and science concepts for elementary schoolers.

IXL

Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills

Bottom line: Students can improve targeted skills with tons of practice modules and visually appealing tasks.

BrainPOP Jr.

Top-notch educational videos and activities a boon for elementary school teachers

Bottom line: BrainPOP Jr. sets the bar for top-quality online learning supplements.

Flocabulary

Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform

Bottom line: Flocabulary has the goods: It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method.

LearnZillion

Quality Common Core-aligned lessons with great modeling for teachers

Bottom line: An innovative way to enhance lessons and tailor learning for individual needs.

SentenceBuilder for iPad

Sentence games have potential to build grammar knowledge and skills

Bottom line: Students can learn how to create descriptive sentences and can pick up some important grammar knowledge in the process.

Grammar Wonderland (Elementary)

Games bring some fun to customizable grammar practice

Bottom line: Three games may not engage students for the full curriculum but are a fun way to practice occasionally.

Grammaropolis

Animated parts-of-speech app enlivens grammar lessons

Bottom line: It's a cute concept that makes sense out of sometimes hard-to-understand grammar concepts.

Grammaropolis.com

Catchy parts-of-speech instruction, from hook to assessment

Bottom line: The fun songs will stick, and so will kids' knowledge about the parts of speech.

Punctuation - End Marks

Clever quizzes, charming characters explore rules for ending sentences

Bottom line: A thoughtfully designed, consistently engrossing tool for learning key grammar points.

Sentopiary

Prune grammatically perfect sentences with simple diagramming tool

Bottom line: Sleek visual format makes grammar more tactile and concrete.

Grammar Pop

Pop-the-words game helps students brush up on parts of speech

Bottom line: Students can become very familiar with the parts of speech, but they won't gain an in-depth knowledge of grammar and usage.

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips

Language mechanics explained with panache

Bottom line: The nimble tone makes solid grammar info accessible, but the site could benefit from more interactive elements.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Quality resources for literary teens, but won't motivate reluctant writers

Bottom line: Use this site as a robust resource for all aspects of the writing process, but don't expect an online community or interactivity.

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