We're pleased to offer a variety of free resources to help students and families learning at home, especially during the current situation.

The Free Cozy Grammar Newsletter with Marie Rackham and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma

Each month we send out a free newsletter with free video excerpts and grammar tips from Marie and our courses, as well as from her friend and language consultant, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma.

The newsletter is also a great way to learn about new releases from Cozy Grammar and to receive special discounts for subscribers.

All of our newsletters can be found in our learning treasure trove, which can be searched easily by topic, idea, and theme. Many of of our newsletters contain entire lessons that can be used in putting curriculum together.

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Online Q & A with Thomas

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With so many of us now learning from home, have you found yourself needing to explain grammar to your kids and feeling uncertain what to say? Do you have questions about learning language in ways that inspire creativity and confidence?

We now offer two ways to ask Thomas your questions about grammar, punctuation, spelling, or writing.

Here's a video invitation from Thomas about our "Ask Cozy Grammar" Q & A series:

Visit our YouTube channel for free excerpts from our courses and helpful tips from both Marie and Thomas.

Here are some of our YouTube subscribers' favorite videos from Marie. Click on a video to watch it.

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And here are some of our YouTube subscribers' favorite videos from Thomas. Click on a video to watch it.

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We also maintain an active Facebook page where you'll find videos, lessons, special offers, and announcements.

It's a wonderful way to keep up-to-date on Cozy Grammar's events, to interact with us through Facebook messenger, and to share your comments and questions.

If you regularly use Facebook, we encourage you to visit us often!

the word "succeeded" with Marie smiling before the water on the beach

The Free Cozy Spelling Course is a 36-week, text- and audio-based curriculum that teaches the spelling of 600 words at the 7th grade level. It contains different Monday to Friday activities, including pretests, exercises, dictation sentences, spelling rules, final tests, and answer keys.

At the end of the course, students will have the option to print out a course completion certificate. Even more important, they will have greater confidence in their spelling skills because they will have a greater understanding of the principles of spelling.

The Free Cozy Spelling course is based on the spelling courses Marie taught during her distinguished teaching career in Campbell River, BC, and includes special audio tracks recorded by Cozy Grammar's producer and director, David Mielke.

"This is our gift to you," he says. "Just as Marie gave me a way to develop confidence in my spelling skills, I hope her time-tested Cozy Spelling Course will do the same for you."

Marie believed that grammar gives us a marvelous way to understand the power of language, a way she believed could also be fun.

That's why we wanted to share a free and fun game for learning the eight parts of speech.

Why the eight parts of speech? Marie believed that grammar enhances creativity by giving us the tools to use language clearly, compellingly, and joyfully. And the first and most fundamental of these tools are the eight parts of speech.

Marie's Cozy Grammar Game is a way to learn all eight parts of speech and have a great time doing so. You can watch the grammar game video and download the printable PDF by clicking the button below.

We're pleased to offer free access to this original show by Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma to support families learning at home.

In this show with music, which premiered at Vashon Center for the Arts, Thomas uses magic, story, and song to explore Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.

The show also draws upon The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki by Sadako’s brother Masahiro Sasaki and was developed with support from 4Culture.

You can watch a song from the show to the left.

This special version presented by Cozy Grammar will be available for free for a limited time.

We're pleased to offer free access to this original show by Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma to support families learning at home.

In this solo performance, which premiered at Open Space for Arts and Community, Thomas combines poetry, magic, and story to explore how poets and poetry sing memory alive, join past, present, and future, and reveal what's really in our hearts and minds.

One might describe the show as a theatrical journey that uses words and illusion to make the invisible visible and the unsayable sayable. You can watch a brief excerpt from the show to the right.

This special version presented by Cozy Grammar will be available for free for a limited time.

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