Heidi Reina, M.S., Ed, is an educational technology integrator and teacher, reviewing free educational websites and apps.
Grammar Songs from SchoolHouse Rock Videos are Timeless
Countless kids (and more than a few teens) have learned their adverbs and adjectives from these nine Schoolhouse Grammar Rock video songs. My classes, like those across the country, have unpacked their adjectives and spent some time at Conjunction Junction. Even though they're "old school," kids enjoy them as much today as when they were originally released in the 1970s and 80's.
In addition to these musical mnemonics, I've included some lesson plan links and links to "new school" interactive websites to help your kids learn their English grammar.
Image from the 2007 Interactive DVD, Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Classroom Edition
A Noun is Person, Place or Thing
So many different kinds of nouns! Proper, common, concrete, count, noncount, and collective. Learn all about nouns on ChompChomp
Unpack Your Adjectives
Looking for an adjective? ESL Desk has a list of more than 700 commonly used adjectives.
See if your word is a conjunction by looking on this list of conjunctions from Grammar Revolution.
Rock Your Students' World with Schoohouse - Has the original 50+ songs created
Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here
Do you want to know if your word is an adverb? Check out this list of more than 3,000 adverbs.
If you want to know if a word is a preposition, look it up on the
Let's find out how old you are
Verb: That's What's Happening
Is your word a verb? Find it on this list of regular and irregular verbs on the EnglishClub.com.
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla - Pronouns
Is both a noun or a pronoun? Check it out on Grammar Revolution's list of pronouns.
The Tale of Mr. Morton - Subject and Predicate
What's the subject and what's the predicate? Learn how to identify subject and predicate using these exercises from Jefferson County Schools.
Yowzaaah! Can't live without an interjection every now and then. Grammar Revolution has a good list of commonly used interjections.
LearningReviews Grammar directory lists 20 more websites, games and apps to help students of all ages learn English grammar. And they're free!
Get Your Grammar Here! - Lessons and grammar interactives & games
- Thinkfinity Grammar Lessons, Activities & Assessments
More than 80 lessons, activities, worksheets, and evaluations rubrics for teaching K-12 kids grammar. Most come from ReadWriteThink.org.
- Grammar Practice Park
Harcourt School Publishers has a series of interactive games on types of sentences, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and more, for students in grades 3-5.
Did you learn grammar with Schoolhouse Rock?
Ronna Pennington from Arkansas on March 29, 2020:
I loved "Interjections!" and "Conjunction Junction." I guess "I'm Just a Bill" would rank up there, too!
captureenglish on August 16, 2013:
some many of us still repeat the mistakes in grammars...great and a helpful lens
Michelllle on June 18, 2013:
Memories... I love these!
Digory LM on December 27, 2012:
I liked the adverb and interjection songs best. Thanks for the lens.
Kay on September 01, 2012:
Awesome collection. I will be using these with my daughter this year. Thanks for putting the in one spot.
FestivalGirl on June 26, 2012:
Conjunction Junction is cool
Heidi Reina (author) from USA on April 16, 2012:
@mlquicke: Thanks for the heads up. I've adjusted the videos, which are now copyrighted by ABC.
mlquicke on April 07, 2012:
school house rock does not allow you to view the videos any longer....
Deadicated LM on March 30, 2012:
Love this Lens; Saturday Morning Cartoons Rocked, now they really stink.
Ladyeaglefeather on March 21, 2012:
I loved schoolhouse Rock when I was a kid.
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 16, 2011:
I don't think school house rock was out when I was a youngster. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and peace filled holiday season. The very best of seasonal wishes.
jenniferteacher1 on October 27, 2011:
I used to look forward to School House Rock when I watched Saturday morning cartoons back in the 70s. Thanks for this trip down memory lane. :-)
CruiseReady from East Central Florida on September 02, 2011:
Nope. This is the first time I ever heard of Schoolhouse Rock. I learned grammer the old fashioned way.
anonymous on August 21, 2011:
I would have loved learning grammar with Schoolhouse Rock but it came along a decade too late for me, what a wonderfully fun way to learn!
pcgamehardware on January 31, 2011:
Great lens, great videos and very educational resources.
Thanks for sharing.