Winston Grammar

Winston Grammar

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Item #: 001519
ISBN: 9781889673004
Grades: 4-12

Product Description:

Winston Grammar Set contains 30 student worksheets, pre- and post-tests, teacher's manual, quiz keys, clue cards and noun-function cards.

Category Description for Winston Grammar:

So, you want to include grammar in your studies - but all that diagramming and dissecting of sentences doesn't appeal? How about a more hands-on, participative approach? Winston Grammar is a grammar method using very little writing, no diagramming and is a truly kinesthetic program. Colorful "clue" cards containing the parts of speech (with definitions) are used in lieu of diagramming. These cards are laid out in the same pattern as the sentence; the goal is for students to reach an intuitive understanding of the use of the parts of speech and language structure. As students learn more parts of speech and their functions, additional cards are added. On the back side of the clue cards are instructions showing Winston Grammar marking conventions so you may progress to using these to identify parts of speech in a sentence (ie; underline nouns once, verbs twice, etc.). The regular program is sufficient for 3-4 years of grammar instruction. Since the mastery approach of learning is used, you can start at any age or grade level, but the basic course should be completed before progressing to the advanced program. The advanced program contains a review of the material covered in the basic program, then progresses to more complex grammatical structures. Note that Winston Grammar does not cover punctuation or verb usage, but these are commonly found in other English coursework.

Several supplemental items are also available. The Basic Program Supplementary Workbook contains 30 additional consumable worksheets that provide more practice for students using basic Winston Grammar. Tests and quizzes are included right in the workbook. You may purchase the additional workbook without an answer key or as a set. Winston Word Works is an extension of the Basic program. It teaches proper usage of words that are commonly misused - like lie and lay, who and whom, I and me, etc. - and is meant to be used between the Basic and Advanced Programs. Word Works includes a teacher book, a student workbook and cards.

Category Description for Grammar:

These programs focus on grammar only and do not cover usage or mechanics.

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Paul R. Erwin
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I have a special needs child.
Tonya T on Aug 12, 2023
I chose this curriculum because it had really good reviews. Also, having the placement tests were very helpful!
Sara S on Apr 11, 2023
I have a special needs child.
Tonya T on Aug 12, 2023
referred by a tutor for summer study
Sara W on May 25, 2023
I chose this curriculum because it had really good reviews. Also, having the placement tests were very helpful!
Sara S on Apr 11, 2023
This was the best option for the situation. The school distric has a short list of options for homeschooling.
Jennifer R on Jan 22, 2023
When I was a child my mother found and used Winston Grammar to use with us. Now that I am teaching my own children, I remember grammar lessons fondly and wish to impart grammar concepts to them in the same friendly manner.
Hannah S on Sep 22, 2022
recommended from a friend
Tanya L on Aug 9, 2022
I hope to go through this slowly and just do one or two sentences a day as a warm up before our grammar/literature time. We like literature based units, but this will give us a solid grammar foundation that slowly builds with lots of review. Some days we will use sentences from our literature selection instead of the ones provided in the workbook. I like that this can be a quick and solid base for us to work from.
User on Jul 13, 2022
recommended by a friend
Kelly S on Nov 7, 2021
It was suggested to use for my dyslexic child.
Misty H on Oct 18, 2021
Recommended for dyslexia therapy supplement.
Leslie P on Jul 12, 2021
Nicole K on Jun 17, 2021
because my son has had challenges with reading due to dyslexia, and IEW grammar involved a great deal of writing, I saw this program recommended by author of dysgraphia package...basic grammar instruction without diagramming. It looks as though it's a more kinesthetic approach to learning grammar. I am otherwise not familiar with it.
Monet H on May 12, 2021
Great product at a great price!
Tonya B on May 7, 2021
It was highly recommended
Bryttanie M on Apr 17, 2021
I loved the idea of using the cards to identify the parts of the sentence!
Debi Z on Feb 15, 2021
recommended by a friend
Julia Z on Feb 3, 2021
Highly recommended on several homeschooling blogs, including Cathy Duffy's reviews
Sarah d on Jan 16, 2021
We used it with his older siblings and were pleased.
Tina H on Jan 8, 2021
Multisensory grammar instruction.
Angela M on Nov 6, 2020
To see if it will help my daughter who is struggling with grammar.
Becky T on Oct 9, 2020
Connie P on Sep 7, 2020
I chose this curriculum to help my daughter who has dyslexia and dysgraphia, as I heard it was a curriculum with less writing and more kinesthetic learning.
Kristin H on Sep 6, 2020
recommendation from Home school parent.
Vicki S on Jul 31, 2020
Cathy Duffy Review
Vanessa L on Jul 29, 2020
Recommended by a friend and will work teaching several children at one time in different grade levels.
Morgan M on Jul 11, 2020
Highly recommended by other homeschool moms to introduce grammar to hands on kids.
Lauren M on Jun 6, 2020
As another tool for teaching my boys grammar
Penni C on Jun 2, 2020
Recommended by an experienced homeschooling friend
Jennifer H on Jun 1, 2020
Recommended by writing teacher to brush up on grammar.
Jennifer H on Aug 9, 2019
Joan B on Jul 27, 2019
Recommended by homeschool agency
Dolhia P on Jul 14, 2019
Recommended by rainbow resource representative, my son is very kinesthetic so hoping this will help him learn grammar better than other programs...
Kristi F on Jun 17, 2019
I used it when I was a homeschooler and now I am teaching my kids.
Nathan S on Mar 27, 2019
Reviews were good.
Christine H on Nov 20, 2018
It was recommended for my dyslexic child
Jason H on Nov 12, 2018
Used by others at the Children's Dyslexia Centers.
cathy b on Nov 7, 2018
Mekidim T on Nov 6, 2018
curriculum consultant recommended this
Megan H on Oct 10, 2018
My daughter has severe dyslexia along with other learning disabilities. I wanted a program that was hands on verses a lot of writing! Another homeschooling mom recommended this program along with it being one of Cathy Duffy's top pick!
Tina G on Oct 8, 2018
I was looking for a hands-on product that would be a good fit for my special needs son.
Erin P on Sep 4, 2018
going to try with my 10 year old.
Mian Akif S on Aug 13, 2018
heard it was good for students who do better with hands on learning
Terry B on Jul 11, 2018
Homeschool grammar
muhammed o on Jul 7, 2018
Highly recommended for children with dysgraphia.
Pavlina D on Jul 6, 2018
Need extra grammar practice for my 4th and 6th grader
Sherri O on Mar 15, 2018
Highly recommended for my dyslexic. I think she will love the color-coded cards and hands-on approach.
User on Feb 7, 2018
not understanding saxon
Jennifer m on Jan 30, 2018
"i like interactive cause it is best for my child''s learning style"
Soo D on Dec 12, 2017
Julia B on Oct 5, 2017
has great ratings, am looking for a better grammar program
Lisa F on Oct 3, 2017
referred by a tutor for summer study
Sara W on May 25, 2023
This was the best option for the situation. The school distric has a short list of options for homeschooling.
Jennifer R on Jan 22, 2023
I read that this program will take your student through an entire year of grammar instruction. How is this accomplished if there are only 30 worksheets?
A shopper on May 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I had my student do the program once a week. The program goes deep towards the middle of the book and it might even be a good idea to split the ten sentences into two days of work. It is a great program to use especially if you are introducing a foreign language at the same time, that really helped my students grasp the English language even more.
what is in this package? is it only the teacher manual? Item #001519. thank you.
A shopper on Apr 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Contains 30 student worksheets, pre- and post-tests, teacher's manual, quiz keys, clue cards and noun-function cards.
Does this Winston Grammar pack include everything I need to use with one student or are there other components I need to buy?
A shopper on Dec 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Everything you need for the program is in this packet
Does this teach how to diagram sentences?
A shopper on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not. However, it is an excellent resource as a precursor to diagramming. Analytical Grammar is a great resource for diagramming.
What year was this reprinted in?
User on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My teacher's manual from this package (that was purchased in the summer of 2016) says, "Reprinted in 2015." I hope that helps! :)
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Rated 5 out of 5
Works well for my Dyslexic kid
I purchased this program for my 13 year old who is dyslexic and dysgraphic. This means both reading and writing are hard for her. This workbook has been a great program for her this year. The wide spacing between rows of text make it easier to read than most grammar programs. The cards make it multisensory and help her if she can't remember something from a previous lesson and it has helped her gain a better grasp of English grammar. As a result of using this program foreign language study is much easier for her, too.

If you are looking for a program that explains the parts of speech and helps your older student identify things in a slow and steady way, I strongly recommend this program. While I think it would work fine for typical students, I think that those with learning disabilities would really benefit from this method.
June 2, 2023
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great choice for us
This was just what we needed. Parts of speech make sense with the simple, straight forward approach to identify words in sentences.
July 29, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy, Short, Concise, & Engaging
My oldest child is so pleased with this curriculum! It has changed his view from grammar being tedious and boring to I want to do more! It's great for him because he's a visual learner and will be perfect for my daughter in a couple years because she is a kinesthetic learner. I am so glad I found this and only wish I did three years ago.
July 3, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
This would work....
We had been using IEW for grammar and while IEW a little more complicated and comprehensive than Winston I like that the sentences used are part of a story. It kept my kids engaged because they wanted to follow the story. The Winston book just uses random sentences. It would work just fine and is simple to use and teach, but we like IEW better.
June 13, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hands-on basic grammar
Fun, easy, hands-on way to teach basic parts of speech and noun functions. I am using it with my 15 year old daughter. I was using another grammar program, but realized she needed to have a better grasp of the basic parts of speech before continuing with that, so this has been a helpful tool to accomplish that. I do not have her use the cards for every sentence, as that would be more than she really needs at this point, but they are a helpful tool.
March 6, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Using with my 13-year-old son at home. The lessons are short and precise. Doesn’t take more than 15 minutes. Appreciate the simplicity.
December 24, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Overall great for 6 grader
This is great for me. I need to learn along with my daughter. It’s been easy to explain and teach. The concepts are clearly explained. I sometimes do wish there were more practice activities.
March 12, 2020
over 4 years ago
Response from Rainbow Resource Center
Hi Merith, there is a supplemental workbook for the Winston Grammar Basic program. This workbook provides additional practice exercises.
March 13, 2020
Janice Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Happy teacher
Winston grammar has clear instructions for me to follow and bite size daily assignments perfect for our family!
October 2, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to use
This is easy to use and clear to follow instructions. I bought it because it had the hands-on aspect. The cards do help my children but after a while they stop using them. However, they are really handy when kids get stuck. The lessons are short. I do feel we go through them really quickly so I'll probably have to look into another grammar program down the road. One thing I wish it had was punctuations. They focus on parts of speech but no punctuations. Overall my kids enjoy them. If not for anything else, just the fact my children have no complaints, I'd buy it again!
February 7, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Winston Grammar
Our 11 year old right brained learner is enjoying Winston Grammar. It is definitely reinforcing basic grammar for her. Each lesson takes 45 plus minutes because of the color coded cards. However, I feel it's worth it.
September 24, 2016
over 7 years ago

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