Monday, July 31, 2017

Homeschool Review Crew Review: English on a Roll

As a homeschool parent, I am always on the lookout for new products that will keep my child engaged in the learning process. When I learned about the English Grammar Teaching Method from English on a Roll, I knew this would be a good item for me to review with my son. I was right!

Not only did our dog, Yoda, and one of our three cats, Tiger Lily who is pictured above, give their stamp of approval on this new learning tool but my son also gave it two thumbs up. His favorite part is using the blocks to create sentences, especially ones that are silly. As long as the grammar is correct and he is learning, I don't mind silly sentences. Learning can be fun. As a homeschool mom with eight years of experience behind me, I've learned that the fun lessons are the ones that help my son retain the information he has learned. When children are fully engaged, they learn.

You may be wondering, "What exactly is the English Grammar Teaching Method?" The English Grammar Teaching Method utilizes Multisensory Structured Language, which is a teaching approach that incorporates auditory, visual, and tactile methods to teach grammar with multicolored manipulatives. The colors on the dice are coded according to the parts-of-speech that they represent. This enables students to learn grammar through association. For example, all nouns are dark blue while verbs are red. When you purchase the English Grammar Teaching Method, you receive forty manipulatives in a hard carrying case that latches which makes for easy transport. Thirty-eight of these cubes are engraved with color-coded words while two of the cubes are blank. You can customize the blank cubes with words of your choosing. They also sell additional blank cubes on the site. This allows you to build your child's vocabulary which helps it expand your child's knowledge as he ages. In addition, you can write words of interest such as trains, Pok√©mon, your child's name on these blocks to further engage him in the learning process.

Furthermore, you receive a teaching manual/textbook that includes teaching tips, lessons that make teaching easy and pain free, games, and worksheets. For those who have more than one child, you can reproduce these worksheets because they are covered in the copyright that is extended to you with purchase.

The English Grammar Teaching Method from English on a Roll is a unique, fun, and engaging learning system that will help your child learn grammar and improve their writing skills. These manipulatives are durable for years of learning with multiple children. The program can be utilized with children five years of age through adult. I can even see some preschoolers using the blocks as learning tools. My son, who has diagnoses of ADHD, High-functioning Autism, and Learning Disabilities needs fun ways to learn that fit with his learning styles. Because this method utilizes a multisensory approach, it is a great fit for him. The best part is that he enjoys making silly sentences with the manipulatives so much that he forgets he is learning nor does he complain about doing lessons. To me, this is a huge win!

To learn more about the English Grammar Teaching Method from English on a Roll, watch the video below. Also, stop by their website and browse their products and the FAQ section as well as take the time to look at samples from their textbook. You can also learn more about the product and the vendor on their Facebook page. If you are interested in purchasing this product, you can print out an order form on their site and receive free shipping when you email, mail, or fax the form to them.

First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my blog today. Second, don't merely take my word about this product. Take a moment to stop by the TOS Homeschool Review Crew and see what other members are saying about English on a Roll as well. Other reviewers have utilized the English Grammar Teaching Method with multiple students and various ages compared to my use of this product with my teenaged son who has diagnoses of ADHD, High-functioning Autism, and Learning Disabilities.

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