Giggly Guide To Grammar Deluxe Teacher's Edition With CD
1 year ago
The one drawback for me is that it is definitely written for the sense of humor of a middle school student and has gross bodily jokes and crude references at times. Most of the time it doesn't bother me but there have been one or two that seemed a bit over the top for my sensibilities. That is why I gave it a 4 star instead of a 5 star.
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Category Description for Giggly Guide to Grammar
You can tell by simply looking at the cover of this book that it isn't your ordinary grammar curriculum. As you look at a stick drawing of a young man with a mouthful of 'gum' balls, you know you're in for a real grammar treat. The publisher refers to this book as, "Shel Silverstein meets Strunk & White."
Cathy Campbell has a real knack for making grammar understandable but keeping it humorous. There were times I laughed out loud at her drawings and use of descriptive words. The book is divided into 3 sections grammar, usage, and mechanics. This is no light coverage of the topics, yet students will enjoy reading the definitions and explanations which use terminology such as 'varmints' and 'blahjectives' (vague adjectives which offer an unclear mental picture). The wacky writing examples are packed with unusual names, strange animals, people with questionable hygiene, mythical creatures and generally off-the-wall situations (while we haven't noticed anything outright objectionable here, this book may not appeal to the very conservative household). Excerpts from books like Harry Potter, Winnie-the-Pooh and authors including Dickens, Faulkner and Hemingway add spice as well. Funny blackline doodles appear throughout the book to add humor, but also to give a visual to accompany concepts a curly-headed pig, a child with a small dragon atop its head, or a bulgy-eyed something.
A CD-ROM is included in the deluxe teacher edition which has printouts of the exercises found in the book, lessons presented in 3 formats PDF, jpeg, and PowerPoint, writing pointer posters which are also found throughout the book, posters of the rules and definitions with those same cute blackline drawings from the book, classroom stationary for use with the different chapters, and the answer key for all exercises. Exercises range from Mad-lib style fill-ins, to proofreading, underlining, labeling, listing, and more, but you won't find any diagramming in this program. The text and the teacher edition book are the same; the only difference is that the teacher edition includes the CD-ROM, which is a real plus for this program. However, we also offer the text individually, in case you need an extra for an additional student.
If you want a grammar and mechanics course that is solid but is written with a non-traditional flavor, take a gander at Giggly Guide to Grammar. s/c ~ Donna
Customer Reviews4.6 / 5.05 ReviewsGiggly Guide to Grammar is expertly named! I used this book when my son was in 8th grade as a last year review of Grammar We had used excellent Grammar courses before but it seemed there were only so many ways to make the parts of speech fun and exciting Then I found Giggly Grammar We laughed our way through a year of grammar Don't be fooled by the fun title and examples This is a superb grammar program! From the parts of speech to the different types of sentences and everything in between Giggly Guide to Grammar will meet and exceed your expectations to what a Grammar course can be It is simple to teach from It is easy enough for a beginning elementary student to learn for the very first time and it works equally well for a student that is finishing up formal grammar lessonsApril 2, 2013My kids ages 10 and 13 LOVE this book. They look forward to doing grammar each day! The book clearly explains and simplifies grammar.January 28, 2016Purchased
1 year agoFunny and thoroughAs other reviewers noted, this is an excellent book that covers all the various aspects of English grammar. I've used it with my 11 year old daughter who has had difficulty using other programs. We both find it very funny and illed with easier to understand lessons. I tried letting her do it on her own for awhile as it seemed to be written so a student could understand it, but we realized there were too many little things she wasn't comprehending that way.
The one drawback for me is that it is definitely written for the sense of humor of a middle school student and has gross bodily jokes and crude references at times. Most of the time it doesn't bother me but there have been one or two that seemed a bit over the top for my sensibilities. That is why I gave it a 4 star instead of a 5 star.April 5, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoFun!I'm reading this at snack time with my 7th grade girl and 4th grade boy. It's what it says it is, fun and easy to understand! The assignments are varied and not at all painful.September 26, 2017Purchased
3 months agoGiggly GuideThis is not black and white grammar, which is I guess the point. The lessons are brief, with relevant exercises. The text and pictures are funny. The CD has all the exercises which are nice. I wish it had the main content of the lesson summarized though. E.g. lists of different types of pronouns, prepositions, etc. It definitely approaches grammar with a different take.November 5, 2016Purchased
1 year ago
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Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 14 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreIs this just the teacher's guide? Or will I need to purchase this in addition to the book?BEST ANSWER: No, this is everything you need. What I like is that you can have your student write his or her answers in a notebook or it comes with a CD you can use on your computer to print off the assignment as a worksheet. We've done it both ways with our daughter.
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