180 Days of Language
It's refreshing to see a series of practical workbooks committed to promoting strong grammar skills and mastering standard forms of English - not only for their usefulness in improving composition skills but also for their insights into the way language works. This series provides daily worksheets that cover capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech and spelling in four (K) to eight (6th gr) simple sentence exercises - i.e. underline the conjunction, circle the word that should be capitalized, write the missing punctuation, etc. Correlated to state and national (CCSS) standards, performance on these daily exercises can be tracked for each student to determine areas of strength, weakness and the subsequent need for more targeted instruction. These books do not provide instruction but they do provide lots of daily practice in a short-and-sweet format that will take the student about 5-10 minutes daily to complete.
The black and white format is straight-forward and "clean." A sidebar scorecard on each page helps both student and teacher assess skills. Reproducible page and item analysis spreadsheets provide the teacher with diagnostic information. An included CD (can be used with both Macs and PCs) provides reproducible PDFs of the daily activity pages as well as PDFs and Word®/Excel® files of the analysis forms. A complete answer key is provided in the back. 205 pgs, pb. ~ Janice