This workbook combines grammar and writing (in alternating chapters) to teach students both the mechanics and the use of English. Grammar topics include a study of sentences with some diagramming, nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, phrases, clauses, and references skills. Writing topics use the five-step writing process and include: personal narratives, friendly letters with instructions, compare-contrast essays, book reviews, tall tales, business letters, haiku, acrostic poems, and research reports.
|Suggested Grade: 4th|
|Author: Christa Bohannon, ed.|
|Copyright: 2009 (2nd edition)|
|Softbound: 369 pages|
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this series of english books are excellent. I started to use in 3rd grade and the 4th grade English didnt disappoint. The book has a pattern of one chapter being grammar learning, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, etc and then the grammar chapter is followed by a writing chapter whereby the student further applies what was previously taught...paragraph building with use of adverbs; folklore writing using adjectives and speaking parts.
The back of the book also has a very comprehensive glossary that I make my students go back and look at about every two weeks...when they get to a writing chapter.
Lots of good explanations and examples...a very good self guiding book.
I taught private school for 2 years and this is the best English/grammar book that I've seen for both homeschool and traditional school use. The whole series thru 6th grade (all that I have seen) are very well organized presenting a chapter of new concepts/instruction followed by a chapter of writing skills that further reinforces the previous chapter. If their is a week point it is diagraming sentences, which in my opinion, is a useless skill that too much te is spent on. A student only needs to know parts of a sentence, not how to make some cryptic diagram... My former principal and administrator of 30 years agrees.