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Cracking the Grammar Code

Download Free: Cracking the Grammar Code: Syntax Skills Pretests and Sample Activities  

Great teaching materials!  Test one or more students with the FREE pretests and see how easy it is to identify learning gaps.  Then  purchase one of the 4 downloadable books with the pinpointed instruction you need, or purchase them all  together at reduced pricing. 

Cracking the Grammar Code is an AMAZING resource that provides a year’s worth of focused learning materials.  It is divided into four downloadable books, a glossary, plus a FREE sample skills activity book, Syntax Skills Pretests and Sample Skill Activities.  Written by a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a Speech Language Pathologist, Cracking the Grammar Code is a comprehensive resource to help students master basic concepts for English grammar and writing. It contains daily activities regarding language rules for a school year. Whether new or veteran, you will be thrilled having this wealth of materials, ready to download or view on your media device.   Karen Anderson, Director

All 4 Books (Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Finding the Subject)
Digital downloads for individuals only $62.00    
All 4 Books + Vocabulary Enhancement Glossary $79.00  
Or purchase books separately below. Individual pricing above. Pricing for groups of teachers is at bottom of page.

Who uses Cracking the Grammar Code?

  • itinerant teacher,  e.g., meeting with a student weekly
  • center-based DHH classroom teacher,  meeting each student’s individual syntax deficit areas
  • supplemental materials for the special education resource room teacher
  • mainstream classroom teacher

Each key concept is taught predictably, alternating between two kinds of activities: teacher-directed and student application. Each pair of activities gets progressively more challenging and builds on previous knowledge to add consistency and practice as students work their way through each lesson.

Syntax Skill Pretests and Simple Skill Activities

Within the FREE downloadable  Syntax Skill Pretests and Simple Skill Activities sample book, there are pretests teachers can use to identify students’ skill levels. Each pretest has a rubric to diagnosis specific skills in the broader category. For example, using the nouns pretest, a student’s comprehension of nouns can be broken down into the understanding of common and proper nouns, singular and plural nouns, possessive nouns and abstract, concrete, and collective nouns. Thus, teachers can use the criterion outlined in the rubric of the pretest to determine where to begin instruction for an individual student or as a class.

This amazing FREE downloadable Syntax Skills Pretests and Sample Skill Activities resource book includes pretests and excerpts of activities for nouns, articles, conjunctions, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbs, finding the subject, and subject-verb agreement. This resource offers teachers and specialists a glimpse into the Cracking the Grammar Code curriculum with 139 pages of FREE usable pretests and lessons. These materials will help you to start today with increasing your students’ understanding of the grammar and syntax of English.

When you are ready to dive into the full curriculum, there are four comprehensive downloadable books for purchase. Each book contains assessment and teaching materials. The books are available as a complete package as well as separately. Books can be taught in any order depending on the students’ skill levels; however, for a complete year’s worth of lessons, present the books in the following order:
(1) Nouns, Articles & Conjunctions and its companion Vocabulary Enhancement – 128-page Simple Picture Glossary
(2) Verbs
(3) Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, & Prepositional Phrases,
(4) Finding the Subject & Subject-Verb Agreement.
Each book contains individual subject pretests and teaches concepts in incremental steps.

Nouns, Articles & Conjunctions book

In Nouns, Articles & Conjunctions, teachers will find a plethora of resources to address common, proper, singular, plural, possessive, concrete, collective and abstract nouns. In addition, there are specific lessons for teaching articles and conjunctions. 173 pages.

Digital download only $27.00   


In tandem with Nouns, Articles & Conjunctions, this full, colored picture glossary consists of targeted vocabulary with definitions, pictures, synonyms, antonyms, and an example sentence using the targeted word. 128 pages.


Vocabulary Enhancement Simple Picture Glossary

Printed version of Glossary $28.00    
Digital version  for individuals $20.00 
Digital version for groups up to 8 users $67.00 

Nouns, Articles & Conjunctions Book + Vocabulary Enhancement Glossary
Digital version of Nouns, Articles & Conjunctions book  + Printed version of Glossary for individuals $54.00 

Verbs book

The Verbs book covers topics including action verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, present participles, past participles, irregular verbs, verb tenses, infinitives, transitive and intransitive verbs, and gerunds. This book contains 49 interactive teacher-led class lessons as well as 49 fun activities for students to complete independently.  143 pages.

Digital download only $18.00    

Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, & Prepositional Phrases


In the Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, & Prepositional Phrases  book, students will learn in depth about subjective, objective, possessive, and indefinite pronouns. For adjectives, the book teaches the differences between comparative, superlative and indefinite adjectives. As well, the book includes activities for students to master comparative and superlative adverbs and teaches prepositional phrases. This book contains 30 informative whole class lessons as well as 30 activities for students to complete independently.  94 pages.

Digital download only $13.00 

Finding the Subject & Subject-Verb Agreement

Using the Finding the Subject & Subject-Verb Agreement book, students will learn nine rules for finding the subject and five rules for subject-verb agreement while writing grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs. This book contains 43 in-depth teacher-directed class lessons as well as 43 challenging writing activities for students to complete on their own.  141 pages.

Digital download only $14.00   

These materials can be used by special education and general education teachers, including resource teachers, teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, teachers of English Language Learners, Special Day Class teachers, and general education teachers who wish to emphasize grammar skills. It is designed for use with students from upper elementary school through high school.

Cracking the Grammar Code – a comprehensive resource

All 4 Books (Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Finding the Subject)
Digital downloads for individuals only $62.00  
Digital downloads for groups of up to 8 users only $248.00  

All 4 Books (Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Finding the Subject) + Vocabulary Enhancement Glossary
Digital downloads for individuals only $79.00  
Digital downloads for groups of up to 8 users only $315.00 

Digital downloads of all 4 books + 1 Printed  Vocabulary Enhancement Glossary  $86    individuals only
(no group  pricing)

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