How it works
A Gramatica license empowers your staff and students to use Gramatica materials for one year, usually from January 1, although this start date can be changed.
A license includes
Arrange a presentation
It’s always good to see if something works before you commit to it. I agree. If you would like to see what all the teachers, principals and assistant principals are talking about on the Testimonials page, arrange a presentation for your key school decision makers. These are free of charge and obligation, and are a great way to see how Gramatica can engage your students and help them to learn how to write better. If you would like to book a demo lesson, email Greg.
Once you have seen the presentation and decided to use Gramatica in your school, we set workshop dates (see below) and you receive a deposit invoice to confirm the purchase of your license,
Receive the Little Blue Book
Greg will then email the Little Blue Book to your teachers. The Little Blue Book is the 90 page Gramatica teacher reference guide. It is simple and easy to follow, and full of step-by-step instructions, colour coded graphics and valuable information about how English works, clauses, punctuation (including what commas really do!), sentence structure, and clear thinking processes for students.
Once teachers receive this, they then have about a month to read this before the workshops, consider it carefully, and reflect on their own knowledge of teaching grammar and writing.
Book the PD Workshops
Gramatica then runs three workshops for your nominated teachers, as follows: Kindergarten and Pre-Preprimary, Years One to Three, and Years Four to Six. . At each workshop, teachers receive the relevant teaching and learning materials for their respective year levels and learn how to use them. Each workshop is about ninety minutes long, and you can schedule these in two ways.
Receive your annual license
After your staff have completed their training, the school receives its official license. This contains the dates for review and renewal.
"When Greg visited my class this year,
he had all my boys' attention and participation!"
Tarryn Clay, teacher, St Michael's CPS, Brunswick Junction, 2014
"After the presentation Greg made at our whole school professional development day, I was inspired to get going with Shoebox Grammar (previous name of Gramatica) straight away. I felt confident that I could immediately work it into my established Literacy Block sessions and found that the students responded exceptionally well to the idea of the three parts of a sentence. They caught onto the principles a lot more quickly than the staff did!"
Katrina Prodger, Year 6/7 Teacher, Beckenham Primary School