Great Editing Adventure
Of course, it's more enjoyable to find errors in someone else's writing than your own. Borrowing heavily from the approach used in Caught 'Ya: Grammar with a Giggle (Maupin House Publishing), this series uses an engaging adventure story format (rather than the soap opera sagas in Caught 'Ya), making it much more palatable to the typical homeschooler. Each volume contains 3 separate adventure stories and 90 lessons. Each short daily lesson is a sentence in the story complete with well-thought-out grammatical, spelling, and usage errors. The teacher writes the flawed sentence on the board. Children discover the errors and correct them, look up definitions of circled words, and supply synonyms (thesaurus needed for this) where required; then they write an edited version. Each volume contains sentences for correction, edited version, and appropriate rules. Using the student books will eliminate the need to write sentences to be edited on the board and will provide a finished booklet of each student's work. Student books contain all sentences to correct along with space for students to write their revisions.