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New Software Takes Students on a Quest to Learn Standard English Grammar
ST. LOUIS, MO, April 25, 2007 -- One of
the newest instructional modules to be added to Orchard Software is
Understanding and Using Grammar. The recently-released program for grades
4-6 features Questie, an animated character who is conspicuously unskilled
in the use of standard English grammar and punctuation. Students learn by
helping Questie become better acquainted with the grammatical conventions
that underlie the construction of effective sentences.
Appropriate for both general classroom applications and teaching
English language learners (ELL), Understanding and Using Grammar
incorporates creative and humorous scenarios, compelling graphics, and
frequent opportunities for interaction and feedback. The result: the task
of learning about nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions
and prepositions becomes an adventure.
"English grammar continues to be a
topic of universal interest to educators," said
, President of Siboney Learning Group,
"because students need to learn to express ideas clearly and
succinctly, regardless of grade level or subject area. Understanding and
Using Grammar helps provide the foundation students need to become skilled
Understanding and Using Grammar joins the
more than 160 language arts, math and science curriculum modules, or Skill
Trees, offered through Orchard Software. Orchard is a comprehensive K-9
educational software solution that also provides standards-based
assessments and automatic targeted assignments. For more information,
go to www.OrchardSoftware.com.
Siboney Learning Group is a dynamic
publisher, integrator, and provider of comprehensive and motivational
software. Its associates are passionate about the success of children and
adult learners and are committed to playing a leading role in their
education by providing high-quality software.