Grammar Toy Shop (Apple II, 3 1/2" Disk) MECC - 1990 USA, Canada Release

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Grammar Toy Shop
Packaging cover Grammar Toy Shop.
Product ID 49709-10343
Product UPC 049709103438
Product ISBN 0-7929-0141-X
Manufacturer # A-271
Platform(s) Apple II
Packaging Generic Binder
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1990
Publisher(s) MECC
Category(s) Education, Language, English, English Grammar
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Practice building complete sentences and identifying basic parts of speech in this imaginative interactive program.

Educators' decision to embrace the whole language approach in language arts instruction has acted as a catalyst to re-examine the role of grammar in language arts instruction. Rather than treating grammar as a peripheral tangent in a fragmented package of language arts instruction, teachers are integrating grammar within reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

The design of Grammar Toy Shop supports the whole language approach in language arts instruction. The first two programs, Silly Toys and Toy Wishes, feature instructional objectives related to development of grammar skills typically introduced formally in grades one and two. However, the foundation for each of the activities is an interactive story so that students use grammar skills in context rather than in isolation. In each activity, students see the powerful results of recognizing and using proper grammar.

For example, in the program Silly Toys, students select a sentence ending that describes what a toy animal wears, holds, or eats and add it to a predetermined sentence starter. If their choice results in a grammatically correct sentence, two dynamic things will happen. First, the students' toy animal will visually react by either wearing, holding, or eating whatever the sentence indicates. Secondly, the sentences that the students create will form a story that describes their toy animal. These stories and animals can be printed.

Grammar Toy Shop is a set of three programs designed to provide first- and second-grade students with opportunities to strengthen their grammar skills. The product gives students practice in creating complete sentences with subject/verb agreement and appropriate verb tense and in sorting parts of speech.

Students can exit a program by pressing the Escape (Esc) Key whenever the program is waiting for a response. Sound may be turned on or off at any time by typing Control-S (press the S Key while holding down the Control Key).

Grammar Toy Shop is a product from MECC's Grammar Series.

System Requirements

Apple II
Required RAM 128K

Packaging Scans

Binder cover Grammar Toy Shop. Binder back Grammar Toy Shop.



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Grammar Toy Shop (Apple II, 3 1/2" Disk) MECC - 1990 USA, Canada Release
Designer Sheila Dols, Vincent Erickson, Charolyn Kapplinger, Sherry Luedloff, Patricia Korn, Stephen Zehm


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