LET THE AUTHORS DO THE TEACHING!
"Love Grammardog! It uses a great selection of widely taught literature pieces to integrate or bolster grammar instruction. Using keystone texts as examples really helps students connect to texts from an author’s craft perspective. I love using them as warm-up exercises,
test reviews, or tickets-out-the-door."
- Jennifer O.
English Teacher in Knoxville, Tennessee
"When I tried out the quizzes on students in the fall, the results were amazing. After taking tests on three titles, they GOT IT. The format was instructive. Students started to recognize alliteration, sensory imagery and metaphors as they read the books. The grammar quizzes improved their writing."
- Mary M.
English Teacher in San Angelo, Texas
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Each guide includes an Answer Key, a Glossary of Grammar Terms and/or a Glossary of Literary Terms. View a sample of each title in our shop.
Excellent Teaching Tools, Providing the Basis for Thoughtful, Engaging Activities for your Students.
Grammardog Guides use sentences from literature.
Titles include novels, short stories, plays, poems, essays, and non-fiction.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS), State-Specific Standards (eg TEKS, SOLs), Advanced Placement (AP)
Each Guide has more than 125 multiple choice questions:
- 8 grammar and proofreading quizzes that use sentences from middle school/high school core curriculum
Teach Grammar in context
- Parts of Speech
- Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling
- Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences
- Clauses Complements
- 8 style quizzes that use sentences containing figurative language, sensory imagery, poetic devices, allusions
Teach Style in context
- Figurative Language
- Sensory Imagery
- Poetic Devices
- Style Analysis Passages
Best practices include the following classroom use of Grammardog Guides:
- As quizzes, tests and exams
- As a diagnostic tool for grammar, style, spelling, capitalization and punctuation
- As practice for state tests, AP tests, the ACT and SAT
- As a review of grammar, style and proofreading
- As an introduction to specific grammar elements, figurative language or literary devices
- As a springboard for class discussion of an author’s style
- As a tool for analyzing grammar and style in context
- As ready-made lessons for teaching how to write literary analysis
- As a tool to improve reading comprehension of challenging material such as Shakespeare plays, classic novels, essays and poetry
- As an easy way to compare different authors’ styles
- As a tool to get reluctant readers to engage the text in a book, short story, play, essay or poem