What's the difference between Easy Grammar and Daily Grams? Covering grammatical concepts with engaging simplicity, these two programs are companions and complementary but serve different purposes. While Easy Grammar provides a systematic presentation of concepts, Daily Grams provides - you guessed it - daily practice. They are each stand-alone programs, and Daily Grams can easily be used with other grammar programs or independently. Using them at the same time would be a bit of overkill; as you would be adding further practice to an already very complete course. However, in periods where the student is doing quite a bit of writing or if you want to follow a year of intensive grammar with a lighter year, Daily Grams are a good way to keep grammar skills sharp without bogging students down with too much English.
Each "Teacher Text" contains 180 reviews covering capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech (general review) and sentence combining. [May I just mention that daily sentence combining practice is one of the most compelling reasons to use this program. This practice develops strong compound and complex sentence construction skills, which is one of the most necessary components for effective and elegant written communication.] Each Daily Grams review page only takes about 10 minutes a day, but what a valuable ten minutes - keeping grammar skills sharp and developing sentence writing competence. The books are reproducible and contain student pages and answers (in the back) while the student workbooks contain only the student pages (no answers) and are not reproducible. If you are planning on using a level with more than one student, the workbooks offer you a time-saving option at a reasonable cost.
These materials are also comprehensive in scope but are supplemental as opposed to more complete programs.
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