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These grade specific supplemental workbooks focus on the developing and perfecting writing and grammar skills. Designed to be used at your own pace, each book begins with a "how to use" section and contains over one hundred and fifty activities to provide ample practice in targeted areas. Answer Key is included in the back of the book. Instruction pages and worksheets are uncluttered with black and white text.

Exploring Grammar (4-6) contains nine parts. Brief explanations are given, along with "Tip Sheets" that provide reviews of concepts and rules for each section and then the plentiful practice sheets. Part One "Sentences" contains seventeen worksheets that focus on sentence types, sentence structure, subjects, predicates, fragments and run-on sentences. Part Two "Nouns" includes ten worksheets focusing on singular nouns, plural nouns, common nouns, proper nouns, irregular plural nouns, and possessive nouns. Part Three "Verbs" contains twenty five worksheets covering action verbs, verb phrases, linking verbs, direct objects, subject-verb agreement, contractions with verbs, and irregular verbs. Part Four "Pronouns" contains fifteen worksheets on personal pronouns, object pronouns, possessive pronouns, contractions with pronouns, and antecedents. Part Five "Adjectives" contains seven worksheets that review identifying adjectives, proper adjectives and comparison of adjectives. Part Six "Adverbs" offers eight worksheets on identifying adverbs, comparison of adverbs, and double negatives. Part Seven "Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections" contains ten worksheets that focus on prepositions, prepositional phrases, objects of prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Part Eight "Punctuation and Capitalization" offers twenty three worksheets that focus on a variety of punctuation and capitalization rules and Part Nine "Usage and Proofreading" contains four worksheets on common words that cause confusion and ten worksheets on proofreading for grammatical errors.

Exploring Writing (4-6) is divided into four main parts. Each section begins with an overview of writing instruction. Part One focuses on "Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing" with seven worksheets sections: Personally Speaking, Among Friends, School Days, Near and Far, Leisure Time, Recreation and Weird, Strange and Unbelievable. Instructions focus on identifying and developing ideas for writing. Part Two "Writing the Draft" addresses topics such as using proper sentence structure, combining and varying sentences, constructing paragraphs, using active constructions and strong verbs and choosing a point of view. Part Three "Revision" focuses on revision skills including types of weak composition that can easily slip into writing. Part Four "Proofreading" provides practice in finding errors in both fiction and non-fiction writings.

Mastering Grammar (6-8) contains nine parts. Brief explanations are given, along with "Tip Sheets" that provide reviews of concepts and rules for each section and then the plentiful practice sheets. Part One "Sentences" contains fourteen worksheets that focus on sentence types, sentence structure, subjects, predicates, fragments and run-on sentences. Part Two "Nouns" includes fourteen worksheets focusing on common and proper nouns, irregular nouns and possessive nouns. Part Three "Verbs" contains thirty two worksheets covering action verbs, verb phrases, linking verbs, direct and indirect objects, subject-verb agreement, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, contractions with verbs and irregular verbs. Part Four "Pronouns" contains nineteen worksheets on subject and object pronouns, antecedents, possessive pronouns, indefinite pronouns, understanding Who and Whom, and pronoun contractions. Part Five "Adjectives" contains ten worksheets that review identifying adjectives, proper adjectives and comparison adjectives. Part Six "Adverbs" offers eleven worksheets on identifying adverbs, comparison of adverbs, and double negatives. Part Seven "Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections" contains fourteen worksheets that focus on prepositions, prepositional phrases, objects of prepositions, adjective phrases, conjunctions and interjections. Part Eight "Punctuation and Capitalization" offers thirty four worksheets that focus on a variety of punctuation and capitalization rules and Part Nine "Usage and Proofreading" contains six worksheets on common words that cause confusion and seven worksheets on proofreading for grammatical errors.

Mastering Writing (6-8) is divided into four main parts. Each section begins with an overview of writing instruction. Part One focuses on "Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing" with seven worksheets sections: Personally Speaking, Among Friends, School Days, Near and Far, Leisure Time, Recreation and Weird, Strange and Unbelievable. Instructions focus on identifying and developing ideas for writing. One hundred total worksheets in part one. Part Two "Writing the Draft" addresses topics such as using proper sentence structure, combining and varying sentences, constructing paragraphs, using active constructions and strong verbs, effective transitions and choosing a point of view. Part two contains fifteen worksheets. Part Three "Revision" focuses on revision skills including types of weak composition that can easily slip into writing. There are twenty five worksheets that focus on identify and revising weaknesses in writing. Part Four "Proofreading" provides practice in finding errors in both fiction and non-fiction writings. The twenty five worksheets in part four are designed to develop the critical skills necessary for proofreading your own work. SC. Non-reproducible. ~ Deanne

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Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Grammar Item #: 022930
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