This movie will change the way you think about grammar. Join David and Elizabeth O'Brien as they travel around the country and explore the world of grammar and grammar instruction.
Featuring Noam Chomsky, John McWhorter, Bryan Garner, Grammar Girl, Steven Pinker, and more!
Why is grammar a controversial subject? Why has it faded out of many schools? Hear from teachers, students, grammarians, CEOs, and linguists, and discover why grammar is an important subject that needs to be reconsidered, reconceived, and revived.
This movie helps teachers meet the grade 11-12 Common Core English Language Arts Standards. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.1.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.1.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.3)
"...enriching and energizing."
"...more comprehensive, thought-provoking, and inspiring than I could have ever imagined."
"If you have any interest in language, education, or the state of today's culture, I think you'll find this documentary insightful and inspiring!"
If you'd like to teach or learn grammar the easy way—with sentence diagrams—check out our Get Smart Grammar Program.
It starts from the very beginning and teaches you grammar and sentence diagramming in easy, bite-size lessons.