Spot Light • Grammar

Would having 32 kid-friendly parts-of-speech and grammar titles at your fingertips be handy? Look no further! These titles come from collections created by four authors we recommend.

Parts of Speech

The Words Are CATegorical series by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Brian Gable offers a playful, colorful introduction to a wide variety of parts-of-speech, making learning language just plain fun.

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A Bat Cannot Bat...: More About Homonyms and HomophonesHomonyms & Homophones
Breezier, Cheesier,... What are Comparatives and Superalatives?Comparatives & Superlatives
But and For, Yet and Nor: What is a Conjunction?Conjunctions
Feet and Puppies, ...: What Are Irregular Plurals?Irregular Plurals
-Ful and -Less,...: What is a Suffix?Suffixes Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More About AdverbsAdverbs
Madam and Nun and 1001: What is a Palindrome?Palindromes
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What is a Prefix?Prefixes Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More About AdjectivesAdjectives
Skin Like Mile, Hair of Silk: What Are Similes and Metaphors?Similes & Metaphors
Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More About VerbsVerbs Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy: Mre About AntonymsAntonyms


The longevity of Words of Language written and illustrated by Ruth Heller may be due to larger-than-life, colorful illustrations that creatively illustrate each part of speech cleverly presented in rhyming text.

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Behind the Mask: a Book About PrepositionsPrepositions
A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective NounsCollective Nouns
Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal! A Book About Interjections and ConjunctionsInterjections & Conjunctions
Kites Sail High: A Book About VerbsVerbs
Many Luscious Lollipops: A Books About AdjectivesAdjectives Merry-Go-Round: A Book About NounsNouns
Mine, All Mine: A Book About PronounsPronouns
Up, Up and Away: A Book About AdverbsAdverbs


Marvin Terban has also contributed significantly to helping young writers understand the delight of well-chosen words.

The Dove DoveHomographs
Eight Ate: A Feast of Homonym RiddlesHomonyms
In a Pickle and Other Funny IdiomsIdioms
Mad as a Wet Hen and Other Funny IdiomsIdioms
Your Foot's On My Feet and Other Tricky NounsNouns


Grammar Reference for Students

Add this well-researched, age-appropriate grammar resource, Checking Your Grammar and Getting it Right by Marvin Terban to your classroom bookshelf and watch it quickly become your students’ go-to reference.

Checking Your Grammar and Getting it RightChecking Your Grammar and Getting it Right by Marvin Terban


Grammar Resource for Teachers

This Great Grammar Practice series by Linda Ward Beech (Scholastic, 2015) includes blackline masters that provide additional grade-level appropriate mechanics practice for students.

Great Grammar Practice: Grade 1Great Grammar Practice – Gr 1
Great Grammar Practice: Grade 2Great Grammar Practice – Gr 2 Great Grammar Practice: Grade 3Great Grammar Practice – Gr 3
Great Grammar Practice: Grade 4Great Grammar Practice – Gr 4
Great Grammar Practice: Grade 5Great Grammar Practice – Gr 5 Great Grammar Practice: Grade 6Great Grammar Practice – Gr 6

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