"We see Grammar Graphics as a great tool for putting fun into learning. Grammar has been given short-shrift in the past four decades because it is considered dull and not creative. It is an essential part of communication. Grammar Graphics makes grammar come alive. The methods can be tailored from K through 12. The use of GG has kids asking for grammar lessons!"
Jo Lynne and Fred Jones, Tools for Teaching
"Grammar Graphics is an effective visual tool for helping students to learn the grammar and mechanics of the English language. As a former Language Arts teacher and principal, I find Grammar Graphics to be an incredibly painless way to turn students on grammar, to increase students' understanding of grammar and to boost their achievement in the same. Students in classes where Grammar Graphics was used show dramatic leaps in learning based on ThinkLink test data at our school."
Dr. Charles A. Beaman, Consultant, Staff Development for Educators
"Our Deaf Education program piloted Grammar Graphics in three classrooms last year. One teacher really took off with the idea and created a plethora of activities, personal dictionaries and made her classroom a Grammar Graphics print friendly environment. She was working with extremely unmotivated third grade students who just didn't want to write (no confidence). We started the year off with all the students signing "I don't know" and ended the year with races to see who could create the most sentences in five minutes. The visual and structural representation of the syntax coupled with a print rich environment allowed the students to feel confident and motivated to follow the patterns independently. Our Deaf Education program is using Grammar Graphics in our K-12 classrooms and creating a consistent way of teaching and learning grammar. I watched the excitement and relief in several students when they realized that what they learned in elementary was going to be the same in middle school and they didn't have to start all over. They are making more connections across content areas as opposed to only using writing skills in isolation. We can't wait to see the progress and improvements in our students writing at the end of this year. I expect it will be leaps and bounds."
Susan Rostkowski, Deaf Education Helping Teacher
Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX 77041
"I LOVE Grammar Graphics! My first grade students are able to write compound sentences with and without the use of Grammar Graphics. Since I taught them the Grammar Graphics word order last year in kindergarten, they remember the word order and are able to expand their sentences now. I would recommend it to anyone who teaches or works with deaf or hard of hearing kids. They love being able to actually see the sentence structure and knowing how to write about a given topic. It is amazing!"
Sarah Magee, K-5 Reading/Language Teacher
Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX 77041
"Last year, I used Grammar Graphics with a group of 3rd grade Deaf Education students with various levels of abilities. This is the first time I have ever seen students excited about grammar! The students loved being introduced to a new shape and being able to add it to their "bag of shapes" so they could make their own creative sentences. We were also able to create fun and interactive lessons based on the Grammar Graphics shapes that all of the students would be excited about. I saw a great deal of growth and enthusiasm in each of our Deaf Education student’s ability to manipulate the English language correctly in just one year! Thank you for creating such a wonderful tool for our students."
Kim Nielson, Deaf Education Technology Teacher
Campbell Middle School, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX 77041
"Since I have been using Grammar Graphics, my students (at all grade levels) have improved their writing. My K-2nd graders have been dictating sentences and then re-arranging them. My 3rd-5th graders have been editing their sentences using Grammar Graphics. I am now teaching and expecting more elaborate sentence patterns from the students. This had made them very successful and they truly enjoy the lessons."
Katie Potier, Deaf Education
Hancock Elementary School, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX 77041
"Coding is fun because you have all the shapes and colors. It's a lot easier."
Kathyrn C., 5th grader
"Helps children with language impairments build concept understanding with bright visual prompts. Plus, helps children with traumatic brain injuries build concept understanding using visual memory."
Kim Rosenfield, CCC-SLT, Speech Pathologist
"Wows! Emerging Writers."
Leslye Lapidus, 5th Grade Teacher
“I just found out that I’m certified as a Highly Qualified teacher all because of my Language scores! Since I started using Grammar Graphics, my test scores have soared. Thanks, not only are my scores good, but my kids and I are having fun, too.”
Susan Alsup, 5th Grade, Croft Middle School
“This program is the perfect answer for teaching grammar to the visual/spatial learner.”
Vickie Bockenkamp, Power Tools for Learning.com, Alameda, CA