English on a Roll is a cube-based, fun, effective, multisensory English Grammar Teaching Method. It was created by Linda H. Koran in 2001 after an unsuccessful attempt at trying to teach her ESL (English as a Second Language) students. One day at home while down in her basement, she got out some wooden blocks and painted words on each one. She took this to her ESL class and found it worked well with the students.This is how the multisensory structured learning system called English on a Roll began.
English on a Roll is a great way to introduce grammar to your student whether a beginning reader (K-4th), special needs (like autism and dyslexia), or part of a literacy program. It is great for use with anyone ages 5 to adult, and of various learning levels. Students will “learn to build a wide range of phrases (word groups) and sentences”. You don’t have to be experienced with teaching grammar in order to implement this English Grammar Teaching Method. It can be used by teachers, tutors, parents, therapists, ect.
- 30 self adhesive blank labels (used to customize the blank cubes)
- 150 page instructor’s manual
My son is more of an auditory learner as well as some hands-on thrown in the mix. When I explained to him that we would be using cubes to build sentences for grammar he was very thrilled I wasn’t handing him a workbook to work through. English on a Roll can help students learn the fundamentals of English grammar. My son is very knowledgeable about the parts of speech in the English Language so that part was just a review for him. We used this program more to help him build better sentences for his writing.
I’m using this English Grammar Teaching Method to complement our current English studies. I found that it was unnecessary for me to have to print out the worksheets for him since he only needs this as a reinforcement to concepts he’s already familiar with. Instead I just had him manipulate the cubes and call out his answers orally as we went through the lessons. With our style of homeschooling being eclectic, I like that this English Grammar Teaching Method works well with various homeschooling methods and philosophies. I also love that it uses manipulatives and is good for using with special needs children. Those are the top things I look for in anything I choose to do with my son. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Many of my other crew mates shared their thoughts as well. Click on the banner below to see how English on a Roll worked for their students.
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