English 2600 with Writing Applications: A Programmed Course in Grammar and Usage

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Item #: 041082
ISBN: 9780155008625
Grade: Adult
Author: Joseph C. Blumenthal

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Publisher: Heinle & Heinle
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 496
Dimensions: 6.43 x 9.04 x .73 in.; 1.375 lbs.
Edition: 6
Language: English
Audience: College

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<p>The year I took English 2600 grammar finally began to make sense for me It was easy to assimilate and retain all the information as it was fed to me bit by bit During that year I grew confident in English grammar which became my favorite subject through my high school years Now I use it as my seventh grade grammar text and each of my kids has loved it</p> <p>English 2600 is almost a teacher-free curriculum With the exception of the tests and writing assignments students are able to work independently and the work is self correcting The pages are split into "zebra stripes" Each page has alternating bands of white and gray with each band containing a bit of information and a question Rather than reading the entire page the student will go through the book by following the pattern He'll begin with the top white stripe and follow it all the way through the book before he returns to the first page and follows the gray one A typical frame (band) will have a statement and then ask a question Since the page is then turned the student is given the answer to the question he just answered and knows instantly whether he understood correctly or not There's a response to each of theirs In this way students don't fall into the habit of memorizing the wrong answers At the end of each unit is a writing exercise to practice the usage taught These and the accompanying tests provide a good assessment of the student's skill</p><p> English 2600 is basically a grammar reinforcement book designed for college but I've found it to be a great approach to grammar for middle school students The explanations are clear and the thinking very logical It has 83 lessons divided between 12 units Each unit has a test and writing assignment The topics covered are verbs and subjects sentence patterns modifiers recognizing and correctly using clauses avoiding typical sentence errors irregular verbs parts of speech and proper punctuation and capitalization There are two additional books in the series The first one teaches the parts of speech and comes before this one The other one English 3200 is the third book in the series and covers clauses and more common errors in grammar and punctuation A typical lesson would take a student about ten to fifteen minutes to work through One thing that isn't covered in this series is diagramming The parts of speech and their functions are made very clear though without diagramming If you do feel it's important it can always be supplemented on the side</p><p> The thing that stood out the most to me when I did this course and later when I taught it to my kids is how easily it is retained When I think of grammatical rules I have a very clear understanding of why sentences are put together the way they are and what makes them correct or incorrect On its weak side this is not a full Language Arts course It doesn't go into many of the things that most of us want included in a Language Arts study You'll have to find separate studies for literature writing spelling and vocabulary Writing is there in the writing units at the end of each unit but its main purpose is for the student to show he understands grammar not to teach a student to express himself confidently The writing process is not really taught clearly Besides that aspect I'd say it's a winner You definitely know and understand English grammar if you take this course I find it worth every cent</p>
November 11, 2010
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BEST ANSWER: The book is new but it has an older copyright (1993).
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