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Outcomes Statement - Phonics Alive! 4 Grammar

The basic outcome of this program is to instill all the grammar rules in students from an early age through to adult level. Come on-board Spacestation Grammatica™. By helping the various departments of the Grammatica, students are introduced to the basic rules and conventions that provide the grammatical structure of the English language.


The program has 14 modules. By progressing through these modules, students learn about basic sentence structure, word classes, punctuation and homophones. Students are introduced to subjects and predicates, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, articles and conjunctions.


The modules actively teach the grammar rules for countable and uncountable nouns, plus the importance of agreement between nouns, pronouns and verbs. Students are introduced to verb number, tense and object. They will enjoy learning about possessive case nouns and pronouns. Punctuation is actively taught and reinforced. Students learn to correctly use full stops, capital letters, commas, and how to punctuate contractions.


Captain Phraser and the crew of the Spacestation Grammatica™ make learning grammar fun. The modules are packed with stimulating graphics and humorous animation – from amorous plants to four armed green window cleaners. The program offers students a variety of fun activities that take place throughout the nine departments on the Spacestation Grammatica™.  Each activity teaches and reinforces the rules of grammar. Students are asked to help Dr Flora grow exotic alien plants by dragging adverbs into sentences or to build robots by joining two clauses with a conjunction. At Lieutenant Iheardya’s translating machine, students will distinguish between correctly and incorrectly written sentences. Incorrectly written sentences are sent to the recycling depot where students sort them into word classes.


Who Will Benefit?

Phonics Alive! 4 Grammar will enhance the writing and communication skills of most primary and early secondary students in a skills acquisition stage of learning syntax and grammar principles. It should also prove useful for older students and adults who need additional support in gaining literacy skills, and for those learning English as a second language. Furthermore, Phonics Alive! 4 Grammar should provide a great tool for mature aged students seeking a refresher in the correct use of grammar.


Computer Voice Direction

The computer voiceover has been designed to guide students through the program. A student does not require reading skills to use The Grammar program. Using a relaxed style, the computer Robot voice encourages students to complete exercises. The voice also advises them when an incorrect selection has been made. This is done in a friendly tone which asks the student to try again. Therefore students can progress throughout the program without the need for direct assistance from a teacher.


Student Performance Results/Certificate of Achievement

The program follows a student’s progress throughout each module and a record of achievement can be viewed whilst in the program, or can be printed for later analysis. This report can then be used diagnostically to determine whether a student needs further revision or can proceed to the next module. As an added OUTCOME the student has the ability to print out a certificate showing a percentage mark of achievement. This will act as an incentive to redo the module and print out a certificate with a better percentage.


Mnemonic Enhancement

Phonics Alive! 4 Grammar contains wonderful animations and reward systems that will impress young minds with mental images. These will assist in memory retention to reinforce and help retain the knowledge they are learning.


Keyboard Stickers

As an innovative approach to teaching, Lower Case letters, Keyboard Stickers are provided in decals to place on the computer keyboard. This enables the student to recognise letters that are used throughout the program and eliminates confusion with capital letters that are standard computer configurations.