Web 2.0 Tool 2: Grammar Ninja

WHAT IS GRAMMAR NINJA? 

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– Grammar Ninja is a fun game for students to play as they develop a working knowledge of the parts of speech. Grammar Ninja has three levels for students to work through. As long as you answer questions correctly, they continue through the game, but answer incorrectly and the words explode.

– It is a part of the portfolio of developer Greg Lieberman who has also developed a trigonometry game designed to help students learn the 16 most important angles in the sine, cosine, and tangent functions.

FUNCTIONS AND STEPS TO USE GRAMMAR NINJA

– It is an excellent educational game, created by Greg Lieberman, which requires students to identify grammar features within a sentence. Students become “the grammar ninja” and they must identify nouns, verbs and adjectives in a sentence, by throwing ninja stars at words. Correct answers allow you to continue, while wrong answers literally explode. It’s addictive and great fun.

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– Grammar ninja works really well on an Interactive Whiteboard especially when you turn on the sound. Such a simple concept becomes such an enjoyable task, due to fun graphics and entertaining sound effects.

– However the true power of grammar ninja as a teaching and learning tool rests in the Grammar Ninja Sentence Creator. Greg Lieberman has kindly included a link to download a zip file which allows you to customize the sentences in the Flash application. You can create your own sentences and then label the different grammar features within the sentence. Your students can then play the Grammar Ninja flash game with topic relevant sentences that you have created. You can even surprise your students by including their names in Grammar ninja sentences.

– Innovative teachers can go one step further and teach students how to create their own sentences in Grammar ninja. This requires students to understand nouns, verbs, adjectives and articles and label them correctly. As an ESL teacher this application is invaluable not only because it’s a great teaching tool about grammar, but it’s so much fun to use.

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Have a try and improve your grammar!😉