Not-so Super Grammar

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The book "Super Grammar" by T. Preciado and R. Montijo attempts to teach visual learners the rules of grammar using super heroes dressed in brightly colored costumes.

The book "Super Grammar" by T. Preciado and R. Montijo attempts to teach visual learners the rules of grammar using super heroes dressed in brightly colored costumes. They also attempt to teach how to fix grammar mistakes using villains dressed in dully colored costumes.

 

I personally expect all text books to be fairly interesting. While most textbooks mainly use sentences to teach, "Super Grammar" uses pictures to teach. For example: they teach the verb as a super hero by introducing the character, explaining her “super power(s)”. The authors also give you a few examples on how to use the part of speech they are trying to teach. Each example is usually a cartoon and a few sentences. A major difference between "Super Grammar" and regular textbooks is that there are no exercises and therefore there is no teacher’s book. Since there are no exercises, it is harder to know if you understand the grammar concept or not.

 

In my opinion, I thought this was not the best textbook. For instance, the only thing I learned from this book is that I am a visual learner to some extent. However, people who are mainly visual learners will probably benefit from this book more than I did. In any case, I would not recommend this as a main textbook. Because of the lack of exercises, it might work better as a reference book to use with a different grammar textbook. I would recommend "Super Grammar" to kids who can read and are mainly visual learners.