IS GRAMMAR POP AVAILABLE ONLY ON THE IPAD OR CAN I PURCHASE IT FOR OTHER DEVICES?
Grammar Pop is available for the iPhone and iPad. You can also play using the web version.
HOW MUCH IS GRAMMAR POP AND HOW DO I BUY IT?
Grammar Pop is available on the Apple App Store and costs US $1.99. You get the full game with more than 14,000 words for this price. There are no in-app purchases.
HOW DO I PLAY THE GAME?
It’s easy–and fun! You won’t even know you’re learning. Here’s how it works:
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS AS YOU PLAY:
DO YOU HAVE A PAGE WHERE I CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT PARTS OF SPEECH?
Yes. Here is our parts-of-speech page.
WHAT IS IN EACH LEVEL?
Each level builds on the previous levels. If a part-of-speech is in one level, it will be in all subsequent levels.
Level 1: articles, nouns, verbs. 3-word sentences, no timer
Level 2: articles, nouns, verbs. 3-word sentences, introduce helping verbs
Level 3: articles, nouns, verbs. 4-word sentences
Levels 4 & 5: + adjectives. 4-word sentences
Levels 6 & 7: + adverbs. 4-word sentences
Levels 8 & 9: + pronouns. 5-word sentences
Levels 10 & 11: + conjunctions. 6-word sentences
Levels 12 & 13: + prepositions. 6-word sentences
Levels 14 & 15: + gerunds. 6-word sentences
Levels 16: 7-word sentences
Levels 17 & 18: + participles. 7-word sentences
Levels 19 & 20: + infinitives. 8-word sentences
Levels 21 & 22: 9-word sentences
Levels 23 & 24: 10-word sentences
Levels 25 & 26: 11-word sentences
Levels 27 & 28: 12-word sentences
I’D LIKE TO GIVE MY STUDENTS SOME STRATEGIES FOR PLAYING GRAMMAR POP–ANY IDEAS?
Sure–start with the easy parts! Pick out the nouns and verbs. Then see if there are any articles. Articles are almost always right before a noun or separated from the noun by an adjective. Then look for adjectives that are modifying nouns. Then it's usually easiest to pick out conjunctions or prepositions. Leave the trickier words—the adverbs, gerunds, and participles—for last.
I CAN’T SEEM TO BEAT THE LEVEL TIMER–ANY TIPS?
You don't have to wait until you see the next sentence to choose a speech part. Save time by choosing the verb while a new sentence loads; every sentence has one. You can also ignore coins when they first appear and collect them while the new sentence loads. Also, once you’ve selected a part of speech, such as NOUN, pop all the nouns in the sentence instead of going through all the words sequentially. This keeps you from having to tap the same part-of-speech button multiple times.
WHERE CAN I ASK A QUESTION OR REPORT A BUG?
The best place to ask a question about the game or to report a bug is on the Grammar Pop Facebook page.
WHO’S BEHIND GRAMMAR POP AND ARE THERE OTHER, RELATED RESOURCES AVAILABLE?
Grammar Pop was created by Mignon Fogarty, known as Grammar Girl. She 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, has been offered through Scholastic book fairs, and was named a 2012 IRA Teachers’ Choice book.
Visit her main site today for a weekly podcast, blog posts, a free newsletter subscription, and more: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl.
Teachers—Use the great ideas in this guide to integrate Grammar Pop into your lesson plans!