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WHY Applied Grammar is
the way to learn language!


It’s engaging!

Puzzles in each lesson beg to be solved!

It’s proficiency based!

Students move from proficiency level 0 to 3 in just weeks.

It’s trackable!

Students leave a trail of mastering each grammatical pattern.

It’s data informed!

Students completing 2+ lessons / week post significant gains in writing, reading comprehension, and language skills.

How Applied Grammar differs
from other grammar programs

Applied Grammar is a full sentence-combining curriculum of writing practices that teach correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. With the faithful use of systematic oral, kinesthetic, and written practices, students demonstrate mastery of state and national standards of language, writing style, and reading comprehension.

Ten levels of Sentence Building texts provide support for teachers and students throughout 10 school years. They include:

  • Pretest and posttest rewrite passages
  • Puzzles that prompt students to analyze and create mature sentences
  • 29+ lessons for grade levels 1-10
  • Automatic grading and reporting of student work by core language standards

Online interactive videos for training teachers and teaching each grammatical pattern.

A research study at Harvard Graduate School of Education first showed how sentence-combining practice boosted student scores of writing quality. Since then, 200+ studies confirm its positive impact on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and language skills of basic, gifted, and special needs students.



Every year our classroom action research posts double-digit gains in the percent of proficient or distinguished learners (green bar).

  • An urban elementary school grew 15% to within 11% of the state average (purple bar).

  • A suburban middle school approached the state average for the first time.

  • A rural middle school met the state average after years of settling for less.

  • A rural high school exceeded the state average after two years of decline.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online so effective?

Oral, written, and kinesthetic practice engages students in a productive learning routine. All students become engaged in the rhythm of creating sentences in the first oral mini-lesson.


Does Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online cover all state language standards?

Every one of them. And Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online helps you identify subgroups of students in need of reteaching.


Does Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online develop students keyboarding skills?

It really does. Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online coaches students in precision keyboarding and spelling. After 6-8 lessons, students word process with significantly increased fluency and accuracy.


Will Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online help my students learn to identify and explain the grammar patterns they practice?

Absolutely. Take the example of a lesson creating complex sentences. It closes with a study of the Grammatical Pattern Practiced where students explain the pattern to a partner using terms like complex sentence, dependent clause, conjunction, or adverb clause.


Does Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online give students practice in all three writing genres?

Without a doubt. The grammatical patterns students acquire help them write in all three genres. Some lessons help students create sentences that result in full informational, narrative, or argumentative writing.


Does Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online support the steps of the writing process?

It does. The strategies that students meet in Applied Grammar Online work well as a concrete, practical revision strategy.


Does Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online do more than prepare my student to perform well on tests of extended writing?

Much more. Students score better on tests of knowledge in reading and the English Language Arts. Students use mature sentence patterns and word choice as they talk in class. They shed their anxiety about speaking and writing Standard Written English.


What makes Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online different from traditional grammar instruction?

There are two critical differences. Applied Grammar Online includes only sentences of Standard American English with no intentional errors. Also, students practice putting mature grammatical patterns together not taking them apart.


What about the Impact of Writing to Win Applied Grammar Online has on class environment?

There are three noticeable changes. When students routinely use Applied Grammar Online, teachers report 1) fewer absences, 2) greater student interest in how writing works, and 3) an increased desire among students to master level after level sentence patterns on the software.