Grammar Revolution
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Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

When should I start teaching my child/my students grammar?

The best time to teach grammar and sentence diagramming is after a child has mastered the skill of reading and is comfortable with the act of writing (not the art of writing, but the actual act of holding a pencil). 

For most children, this happens somewhere around 3rd grade. However, even 3rd grade can be premature for some students. By 5th grade, the majority of students should be ready. 

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This is a general guideline and can be changed on a case-by-case basis. It all depends on the level of your student(s). 

My friend homeschools her 6-year-old, and she is going through the Get Smart program with him. He loves it. She teaches him the lessons, and then she writes sentences for him to diagram on a small white board. He enjoys making the diagrams look nice on the whiteboard. With modifications like this, you can bring grammar and diagramming to younger students if you wish.

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What format are your ebooks in?

Our ebooks and online Get Smart files are downloadable PDF files. You can read them on your devices with free Adobe programs like Adobe Reader or Adobe Preview. 

Here is the free download link for Adobe Reader.

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Who uses your materials?

We work with people who want to understand and teach grammar. Many of our customers have never learned grammar before.

We have a wide range of awesome people using our lessons.

  • Homeschool Teachers
  • Classroom Teachers
  • ESL Teachers
  • College Professors
  • Students
  • Editors
  • Copywriters
  • Professionals who are insecure about their writing.

People use our information to teach themselves or their students. It's really flexible!


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How are your materials different from other grammar programs?

I really enjoy helping people learn grammar, and I tend to be pretty peppy, which is something you won't find in many other grammar instructors!

I use a step-by-step approach that includes lessons and the visuals of sentence diagramming to teach grammar in a systematic way.

Sentence diagramming is becoming a lost art, and I'm bringing it and all of its benefits back in style.

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What results can I expect?

You can expect to:

  • Be more confident in your speaking and writing
  • Teach with confidence
  • See your students soar
  • Have your students ASKING you for more sentences to diagram
  • Understand sentence structure
  • Understand how words function in sentences
  • Diagram troubling sentences and figure out what is wrong with them
  • Save time (You don't have to write lesson plans!)
  • Feel great knowing that you're giving your students the knowledge they need

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Ordering Questions

How do I order with a purchase order?

You may send physical purchase orders to our mailing address.

Grammar Revolution
P.O. Box 2250 
Stillwater, MN 55082

You may also email us here and send purchase orders as attachments.

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What is the difference between the school-based Get Smart program and the home-based Get Smart program?

The programs are basically the same, but the school-based version comes with login information for both the teacher and students. (The teacher login allows teachers to access all of the materials, and the student login allows students to access only the student materials.)

The school-based version costs a little more because teachers are also purchasing a license to use the program with many students year after year.

We license Get Smart on a per-teacher basis. Once a teacher purchases the program, it is hers to use for however long she wants to use it. Yay!

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Learning English

I am an ESL student and I want to learn English. What do you suggest?

My website and materials focus on teaching English grammar. It is helpful to have a good grasp of vocabulary before you begin learning grammar. If you need help building vocabulary, these websites will help you:

www.Helping-You-Learn-English.com

www.Really-Learn-English.com

www.eslcafe.com

If you already have a fairly good grasp of vocabulary, you'll find a lot of great material within this website and in our books and courses. Our lessons will help you improve your English grammar skills in no time!

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Email 

We respond to most emails within three business days or sooner. Fill out the form below, and we'll email you back soon. If you say something nice, we might include it on this page of testimonials or feature it as a testimonial somewhere on this website, so please let us know if you'd rather that we didn't.

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Elizabeth & David O'Brien
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