Language

Grammar Links and helps

Additional help is often needed in grammar and writing.  These links contain possible help across a variety of needs that may arise during the grammar and writing portions of Sixth grade.  As of the 2011 school year, these were safely working websites.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

This site has a number of tools to explain grammar from parts of speech to essay construction.  There is much text, but quizzes and FAQ are also available.  The method of navigation is by using drop down menus in the different content areas.

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

This is an interesting website where grammar questions are asked.  There are many questions asked by readers.  A speaker or headphones may be needed.  Navigation is done via a “click and go” menu under the large Grammar Girl at the top.

Mignon Fogarty is the host of Grammar Girl and founder of Quick and Dirty Tips.  Prior to becoming a grammar guru, Mignon was a magazine and technical writer, and an entrepreneur.  Mignon has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University.

www.funbrain.com

This site is written for younger users, but 5th and 6th graders can try the advanced games.  Helps in other subjects are also offered.

http://junketstudies.com/joomla/11-rules-of-writing

This site has both basic grammar rules and advanced grammar rules.  There is a lot of reading.  There are no games.  Navigation is done by using the “click and go.”  The menu is on the top left side of the screen.  An FAQ section may be helpful, and links for further explanation are given.

http://www.creativeteachingsite.com/humorgrammar.htm

This site has a slightly different approach to grammar.

http://www.grammarerrors.com/

The purpose of this site is to give attention to the many English language blunders that are made by native speakers, to shed light on why these words and expressions are considered errors, and promote the proper use of written and spoken English. Above all, the purpose of this site is to help others avoid common grammar mistakes in speech and writing. There is a navigation window on the left side of the page.

http://www.chompchomp.com/

This website has links on youtube, worksheets, online quizzes, etc. for all kinds of users.  Navigate by clicking the highlighted red words on the page.  I sometimes use examples in the classroom from this website.

http://www.verbivore.com/

The English language is a strange beast.  (Dr.) Richard Lederer has extensive experience with finding difficulties and absurdities with English.  His website has several articles (look for the archives section) about people's struggles with English grammar, writing, and whatever other woes there may be.  Take a look!