One of my frustrations as a junior high teacher is using classroom time to work on basic grammar skills. With NoRedInk, I can set up practice lessons for students specific to the needs I’ve pre-assessed. I can target certain skills for either the whole class or specific students. Students can then work on them at home or when time allows.
Students can personalize the sentences by choosing topics of interest. If they miss something, NoRedInk will provide second-chances and tutorials. The program analyzes student answers and provides additional practice for the topics missed most often. Individual student progress is tracked with color-coded “heat maps”, so teachers can quickly see specific areas of challenge.
A teacher developed this site, and it is continually growing and improving. Its basic program is free, and there is a premium program for teachers who want more.
Tap to Learn’s Grammar App HD (99¢), with over 200 tutorials and 1000 questions. This fun program is Apple’s top grammar app. It is also available for Android users. Take a look at all of Tap To Learn’s educational apps while you are at it, you may find others you like.
CC Connection: Sites and applications such as these will allow students to address and master the ELA standards in Language, specifically Conventions of Standard English 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.