The award-winning Grammar Girl presents Grammar Pop: A fun word game for adults and a great way for kids to learn parts of speech. Match words with parts-of-speech, pop clouds, and progress from nouns and verbs to gerunds and participles.
The sentences get longer, the parts of speech get harder, and the timer gets shorter as you pop more clouds and advance through the game. You won’t even know you’re learning!
THIS VERSION IS FOR THE IPAD.
“Unlike anything I've seen...Fun to play a 'smart' game.”
—Beth St. James, graphic designer, artist, and mom
“As a licensed teacher I'd strongly recommend it to middle or high school English students.”
—Scott Miniea, grammar enthusiast
“My 3rd & 4th grades sons loved it!...The 3rd grade son struggles with spelling and grammar. He really got into the game.”
—Jennifer Whitmer, elementary school administrator and mother of four
“As an adult I enjoyed being able to brush up on my skills...A very valuable classroom tool.”
—Salina Gibson, author
“I teach a college grammar class and I think the repetition of identifying parts of a sentence would help my students tremendously.”
—Timi Ross Poeppelman, college professor
AWARDS FOR GRAMMAR GIRL
Grammar Girl products have a proven track record for excellence in education.
2012 International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice (for "Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students")
2016 Best Education Podcast – Academy of Podcasters
2015 101 Best Websites for Writers – Writer's Digest
Grammar Girl has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a grammar expert, is a regular radio guest, and has been featured in Business Week, the New York Times, CNN, Reader’s Digest, the Washington Post, and USA Today. She has written seven books on grammar, including "Grammar Girl Presents The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students," which is used in many classrooms and has been offered through Scholastic book fairs.
In this version, we updated the app to work with iOS 11, made the help section more visible by putting a help button in the main playing area, and updated and added a small number of sentences.
Ratings and Reviews
Fun for pedants
An easy to master game that uses colour to help the player distinguish the parts of speech. Invaluable to have read the choices that were made about contentious issues, like verbs including auxiliary and modal verbs, before starting to play. Well worth a try.
A game for consolidating
This is a great game for those who already have some grammar basics but are wanting to consolidate their knowledge. The game itself is quite simple, but when you're identifying all the different components of a complex sentence, you don't need it to be too tricky. I had some issues with pausing games, but as it is not a highly complex game of strategy, this is not a huge issue.
My one criticism is that there is no way of extending your understanding of the purpose or function of a particular component. It would be great if you could side step from the game to learn more about what a participle, adverb or preposition is before then having to identify it in a sentence. It feels a bit hit and miss if you don't have prior knowledge.
I love it. Great for practising what I have learned. It is multi level, so I can play with my high school sons as well!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.