Teach or Learn Grammar
With These Videos & Exercises

I love teaching grammar and sentence diagramming, but that wasn't always the case.

I used to have no idea how to answer my students' grammar and writing questions, and I found that textbooks weren't very helpful. They were simultaneously boring and overwhelming - boring because they were so dry, and overwhelming because they assumed that my students and I already knew something about grammar.

After learning grammar through sentence diagramming, I was shocked at how fun and helpful diagramming was, and I wanted to create an easy-to-use program that would teach others in the same way.

I'm proud to say that the Get Smart grammar program has now helped thousands of people learn grammar and feel more confident about themselves!

What makes this program awesome?

Just hit play, and I'll do the teaching for you.

Each of the 37 lessons in Get Smart contains a video that's between five and fifteen minutes long. In each video, I teach you the concepts that you need to know.

Each lesson also contains five sentence diagramming exercises so that you can practice what you learned in the video. After you watch the video and diagram your sentences, you're ready for the next lesson.

The lessons start from the beginning and build up to more complex concepts, and you learn how to diagram everything. This makes grammar visual and fun.

Along with the videos and sentence diagramming exercises, the program also contains periodic tests so you can easily test yourself or your students.

This program gives you everything you need to be successful with grammar.

It assumes no prior knowledge and moves step-by-step through grammar and sentence diagramming.

Get Smart is for fourth graders through adults.

What topics does Get Smart cover?

Get Smart starts with the basics and has you diagramming everything that you learn. It covers all of the important concepts in grammar.

  • The Parts of Speech (Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Verbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, & Interjections)
  • Sentences (Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, & Exclamatory)

  • The Four Types of Verbs (Transitive Active, Transitive Passive, Intransitive Complete, & Intransitive Linking)

  • Independent Clauses

  • Dependent Clauses (Adjective/Relative Clauses, Adverb Clauses, & Noun Clauses)

  • Phrases (Verb Phrases, Prepositional Phrases, Gerund Phrases, Infinitive Phrases, & Participial Phrases)
  • Verbals (Gerunds, Participles, & Infinitives)

  • Basic & Advanced Sentence Diagramming
Overview of Grammar Program Topics

Click here, and you can take a gander at a chart describing each lesson's topic in more detail.

Preview the Written Lessons

Click on the links below to view samples of the written lessons. Note that each of these written lessons also includes a video lesson that isn't shown here.

Here's the scoop.

  • Instant digital access to the 37 downloadable video lessons & written PDF lessons

  • Teacher & student versions of the written lessons & exercises

  • Answer keys and explanations for each sentence diagram

  • Nine quizzes & answer keys

  • Me! Okay, you don't really get me, but you do get to send me any questions that come up as you move through the program.
  • You have the option of ordering a softcover instructor book and softcover student books if you'd like. I highly recommend ordering softcover workbooks for your students. They make it much easier to keep track of work, and they look pretty. :)

Join the Get Smart Program

Home-Based Digital Program $99Add to Cart
School-Based Digital Program $149 Add to Cart
  • The school version gives teachers a license to use the program with students. It includes a username and password for students to access the student materials online. Prices are per teacher for the length of the teacher's career.

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  • You get lifetime digital access to all of the downloadable lessons, quizzes, and videos in the Get Smart program.
  • You may also order softcover books. (See below.) The books are printed and bound versions of all of the downloadable lessons. Please note that these books are only available to people who purchase the digital program.
Softcover Instructor Book $18Add to Cart
Softcover Workbook $12Add to Cart

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1. How long will I have access to the Get Smart program?

Forever! You'll receive access to all of the digital content minutes after your purchase, and your access never expires. 

2. How long does it take to go through the Get Smart program?

There are 37 lessons, and there are roughly 37 weeks in a school year, so it's pretty easy to go through one lesson a week. People going at that pace can expect to spend anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes a week on the course. This amount of time can vary depending on your current level of knowledge and the complexity of the lesson that you're on. 

However, you don't need to take 37 weeks to go through Get Smart. You can move at any pace you'd like. Some people go through the whole course in just a few weeks. It's really flexible. Just go through the lessons in order, and you'll be good to go!

3. Are the videos available on DVD? I don't have a very good Internet connection, and I'm concerned that I won't be able to use the videos.

The videos are not available as DVDs, but they are all downloadable with your access. That means you can download them in non-peek times and play them back whenever you'd like without any playback issues. 

Also, know that you don't need to watch the videos. Each video accompanies a written lesson. You can easily go through the program using just the written lessons if you'd like.

4. What's the difference between the school-based and home-based programs?

The programs contain the exact same content, but the school-based version also includes a username and password for students. This allows them to view only the student material. 

The difference in price also accounts for the way we license the program to teachers. After a teacher purchases Get Smart, it is hers to use for the duration of her career. There are no license renewal fees.

5. Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes. Please contact us via email.

6. Can my students complete and save their work online?

Nope. I know that everything is digital and high-tech these days, but this is one area where you and your students get to experience the benefits of working on actual paper. (Gasp!) And there are benefits to this. (Here's a Mashable article on this topic.)

7. How does the content in the softcover books compare to what's included in the digital access?

The digital access gives you access to everything digitally. That means you get online access to all of the downloadable videos, teacher lessons, student lesson, and quizzes. You can print all of the lessons and quizzes out if you'd like. You can also complete the exercises on loose-leaf paper if you don't want to print everything out.

The softcover instructor book (335 pages) and softcover student book (285 pages) are simply printed and bound versions of the printable lessons. Since students will be completing the exercises in the lessons on paper, some people prefer to order the softcover books rather than to print everything out and try to keep it all organized.

We got your videos, and my daughter is no longer stressed.

Rick, Parent

Thanks so much for creating this program! The explanations are delightfully clear and concise and your enthusiasm is contagious!  We are honestly ENJOYING grammar! Yay! 

- Pam, Homeschooler

I have to tell you how much I love your product [Get Smart]. I have struggled with understanding grammar my whole life, and I felt like I was stupid because I could not memorize the rules. 

I was seriously leaning towards walking away from my dream job as a college professor because of my embarrassment and fear of getting caught as being a fraud! Thank God for you! I have confidence, and I actually love grammar now. Thank you for everything!

- C., College Professor

Join the Get Smart Program

Home-Based Digital Program $99Add to Cart
School-Based Digital Program $149 Add to Cart
  • The school version gives teachers a license to use the program with students. It includes a username and password for students to access the student materials online. Prices are per teacher for the length of the teacher's career.

Over 1,498 Sold

  • You get lifetime digital access to all of the downloadable lessons, quizzes, and videos in the Get Smart program.
  • You may also order softcover books. (See below.) The books are printed and bound versions of all of the downloadable lessons. Please note that these books are only available to people who purchase the digital program.
Softcover Instructor Book $18Add to Cart
Softcover Workbook $12Add to Cart

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My family is very happy with your Get Smart program. I hated grammar as a kid, and I wish I had had a teacher like you! I'm hoping my kids will have a better experience than I did, and with your program, I am confident that they will.

- Valerie, Homeschool Mom

 You're going to love Get Smart.
 We
 guarantee it.

We're so sure that you'll love the Get Smart program that we're offering an unconditional, no-questions-asked, 30-day, money back guarantee. 

If you're not happy with the course for any reason, simply send us an email within 30 days of your purchase, and we'll refund 100% of your Grammar Revolution payment. It's really simple, and there's no monkey business. You have nothing to lose.

Hello! I'm Elizabeth O'Brien, and my goal is to get you jazzed about grammar.

Thank you for making this program! My grammar-hating son, age 13, is finally mastering grammar after years of using other homeschool programs that did nothing to make him truly understand grammar!! Get Smart is exceptional and makes students successful in this realm! Thank you again! 

- Tammy, Homeschool Mom

My kids, who were not looking forward to this at all, went nuts after watching the first video. They loved your energy, and consequently they didn't miss a single lesson even though I never reminded them to do anything. 

- Catherine, Homeschool Mom

I have been homeschooling for six years and haven't found a program that is so easy and effective. 

- Holly, Homeschool Mom

I had considered buying your product for several years until I finally gave in. I am glad I did. I find Get Smart to be an accessible program that needs no tweaking. It was well worth the money.

- Andrew

My kids were struggling to learn grammar until we got Get Smart. Elizabeth does an awesome job of starting small and building into it. As a mom of more than four kids, I love the ease of hitting play and us all watching Elizabeth teach these concepts.

- Kim B., Homeschooling Mom

Thank you for making a stress-free way to learn grammar.

Kim, Homeschool Mom

My students are fighting over who gets to diagram the sentence on the board when they walk into the classroom. It is a joy to see. 

- Tracy, Classroom Teacher


Thanks for taking the time to learn more about the Get Smart Grammar Program. I hope you join us!




Elizabeth O'Brien

P.S. Do you see that painting behind me? Don't those two look like they're in love?

I'm not suggesting that you'll be locking eyes with your grocery list when you're done with Get Smart, but my goal is to give you a whole new love of language.