Fix It! Grammar: Level 3 Robin Hood Student Book

Fix It! Grammar: Level 3 Robin Hood Student Book

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ISBN: 9781623413613
Grades: 6-8

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Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! Grammar™ is a six-year, incremental program that encourages students to apply new grammar knowledge in every lesson while continuing to practice what they already know.

Level 3 Robin Hood refines concepts taught in previous levels and explains additional comma rules, various phrasal/clausal constructions, quotation punctuation, indefinite/demonstrative/reflexive pronouns, and more.

Category Description for Fix It! Grammar:

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a well-loved program getting any better. IEW’s Fix It! Grammar - 4th edition – will change your mind on that. There are some excellent improvements, most notably in the teaching-assignment sequences, but the fun-to-use and user-friendly program is still distinctive in its systematic approach that melds structure-of-language instruction with usage-based practice. Some of the improvements include thorough explanations, lists of errors for each passage, blank lines for copywork, expanded scope and sequence, and seamless transition between levels allowing for mastery plus spiraling.

The six-year course sequence has changed but the grade and IEW writing level designations for each level remain the same.

    Level 1 (4-5; SSS-A) is still Nose Tree.
    Level 2 (4-5; SSS-A) (formerly Robin Hood) is Town Mouse and Country Mouse.
    Level 3 (6-8; SSS-B) (formerly Frog Prince) is Robin Hood.
    Level 4 (6-8; SSS-B) (formerly Little Mermaid) is Mowgli and Shere Khan.
    Level 5 (8-12; SSS-C) (formerly Chanticleer) is Frog Prince.
    Level 6 (8-12; SSS-C) (formerly Sir Gawain) is Little Mermaid.

Obviously, if you’ve been using this program, you may be concerned about a next grade level course with the same title as last year. IEW assures us that “the stories themselves have been rewritten and the teaching content has been expanded. Therefore, there should be no concern if a student repeats a story from third edition while working through the new fourth edition Fix It! Grammar series.” While designed as a six-year, start-to-finish program, according to IEW, Frog Prince (Level 5) and Little Mermaid (Level 6) are useful for high school students who need a refresher course or who are preparing for standardized tests.

There are 30 weekly lessons in each course. Each of these begin with one day of expanded and targeted instruction coupled with examples. Daily assignments for the remaining four days follow. These daily lessons are based on passages from the course story. A guide at the top of each lesson page lists the assignment’s tasks. Each lesson has four distinct tasks:

    Read It! - read passage and look up vocabulary word.
    Mark It! - mark the passage using the guide.
    Fix-It! - correct the passage using the guide.
    Rewrite It! - copy the corrected passage.

Grammar lessons should take only 15 minutes per day, require teacher-student interaction one day per week, and allow the student to work somewhat independently the remaining days. This path to mastery suggests review cards for key grammar concepts as well as a grammar glossary for reference. In other words, the student is being equipped and trained to incorporate excellent grammar into their writing as well as being prepared to edit their own work.

Each course is comprised of a teacher's manual plus a student book. The general methodology is straight-forward. Read/discuss instructional material, edit one sentence daily, and then rewrite the passage correctly. Defining the vocabulary words that are identified in each sentence is an added bonus.

The Student Book provides both the weekly lessons and the space to complete them. Weekly lessons devoted to review (no new material) are peppered throughout the course but predominate in the last half. Appendices in the spiral-bound student book provide the complete story (a compilation of the daily sentences), various IEW resource pages, and a Grammar Glossary that serves as a reference tool.

The Teacher Manual starts with some general how-to-and-why information plus a complete scope and sequence for the course. Daily lesson plans include the same grammar instruction found in the student book plus a wealth of additional information and complete corrective support (i.e. answer keys) for each of the daily sentence edits. "Fixes" are explained and grammatical "talking points" are provided. Helpful sidebar teacher's notes serve as a cross-reference to other lessons as well as interesting historical tidbits such as the name (pilcrow) for the paragraph mark and its origin (Middle Ages) and purpose (to separate content). Appendices with the story, IEW references, and a copy of the Grammar Glossary complete the Teacher Manual.

The Teacher/Student Combo packages provide both a Teacher Manual and a Student book.

In case it's not clear, the goal of these courses is FUN - along with learning and remembering good grammar, of course. They provide a light touch that is embedded in practicality. Obviously designed to complement the IEW writing courses, they are integrated with IEW terms such as dress-ups, acronyms (FANBOYS), and clause starters (www.asia.b). The Fix It! materials can be done as a stand-alone program. I've been a lukewarm fan of editing approaches to grammar, but this one is also strong in providing systematic, structural coverage of grammar. This combination of instruction and practical application is highly effective. TMs - 225 - 250 pgs. spiral-bound; SBs - 120 pgs spiral-bound ~ Janice


Category Description for Combined Grammar, Mechanics:

These materials do not include a coverage of usage.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
6
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781623413613
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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Excellent Grammar Book for 8th and up
Sarah R on Oct 19, 2021
IEW helped my son finally understand grammar. We are finishing up book 2 this year and will be continuing in book 3 next year (7th grade).
Heather T on May 20, 2021
Excellent Grammar Book for 8th and up
Sarah R on Oct 19, 2021
I use this with several of my children at the same time. We turn it into a game of sorts, and I love that we are correcting someone else's writing, not their own.
Stacey T on Aug 13, 2021
IEW helped my son finally understand grammar. We are finishing up book 2 this year and will be continuing in book 3 next year (7th grade).
Heather T on May 20, 2021
We love this series!
User on Apr 2, 2021
IEW is a great program
Kristy O on Feb 17, 2021
school required
Kimberly H on Oct 12, 2020
Part of my child's class curriculum
Andrea O on Sep 16, 2020
Our writing and Literature teacher wants us to use this book for our daughter's 7th grade year.
Susan N on Sep 12, 2020
We have used this program before and enjoyed it.
Hannah B on Sep 9, 2020
We were happy with the previous edition/book.
Shareen P on Aug 21, 2020
Home school
Suzanne H on Aug 14, 2020
Used Fix it Grammar last year and wanted to continue on
Tammy R on Aug 6, 2020
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Sharon on Jul 31, 2020
need for co-op
Cheryl M on Jul 30, 2020
co op
Debra A on Jul 25, 2020
to enhance third grader's grammar
Linda H on Jul 20, 2020
Love the ease of use for parent and child and how each week builds upon the previous week.
Jennifer S on Jul 14, 2020
This will be our 3rd Fix-It! book for my now 15 and 12 year old boys. It has always kept their attention and I love that we're building on with each edition.
Kristin H on May 28, 2020
My kids really enjoy this curriculum. It's a fun and engaging way to learn grammar and vocabulary, while only taking about 15 minutes per day and no prep time for Mom! At the end of the year, they have completed their very own handwritten copy of the book. We save these in 3-prong folders.
Jennifer L on Oct 22, 2019
school required
Luisa M on Aug 15, 2019
We have really enjoyed the Fix It! Grammar series. They are short, fun lessons that the whole family enjoy.
Jeanne R on Aug 10, 2019
My daughter liked the Nose Tree, and she picked this book out to do next
Jennifer K on Jul 29, 2019
This book is required for an online writing course.
Lori D on Apr 29, 2019
We use IEW for writing, and their grammar fits so well with the writing that it just reinforces itself. Plus, it only takes about 15-20 minutes for the lesson on Monday, and the rest of the week takes even less time. It works great!
Karen J on Mar 15, 2019
necessary curriculum for our co-op.
Ryen E on Sep 10, 2018
For 7th grade English
Ambre M on Aug 27, 2018
Required book for Starting Points.
Julie J on Aug 8, 2018
required for a homeschool co-op class
norman e on Aug 6, 2018
I have used Book 1 and 2 and my daughter enjoyed grammar for the first time in her life! Plan to continue thru the series!
Maria C on Jul 26, 2018
I love the Fix It! books. The children actually remember what they've learned. The exercises provide plenty of practice for grasping concepts.
Jessica M on Mar 6, 2018
I needed this book for a class.
Jillian B on Aug 30, 2017
Loved the Nose Tree for youngers, using this with my olders
Jason H on Jul 31, 2017
The Fix It! Grammar series has been, by far, the best grammar series we've used. The lessons are concise and take about 15 minutes per day. My children enjoy the quick pace with review and repetition that continues to build on learned skills. We like that vocabulary is included, which we've also used as spelling words. I use an online crossword generator to create puzzles for the vocabulary once a quarter.
Olivia S on Jun 30, 2017
Grammar review for a teen, wanted a new approach and am buying Fix-It Grammar for the first time.
Lisa E on May 22, 2017
We will be using this curriculum for our three boys in grades 8, 7, and 5. We have done the previous two books. I love this curriculum and already used it with 3 older children!
Stephanie T on May 3, 2017
The Fix It! series are very unusual compared to traditional grammar approaches. I love them. My boys don't realize how much they have LEARNED! I'm pleased with the results. I like it as a teacher.
Katie W on Aug 22, 2016
new to us - curious about the pointers and format.
dana d on Aug 7, 2016
We are huge fans of IEW! The Fix It! books are a great way to reinforce/practice grammar - or can be used on their own to teach grammar in manageable bites. And the stories are fun, too!
Jenni L on Jul 13, 2016
My daughter has really enjoyed Fix It Robin Hood this year and we are continuing to the next level with Frog Prince.
Heather S on Apr 12, 2016
Best grammar program ever!
Carmen M on Mar 31, 2016
We are continuing in this series.
Janet A on Dec 18, 2015
I use this with several of my children at the same time. We turn it into a game of sorts, and I love that we are correcting someone else's writing, not their own.
Stacey T on Aug 13, 2021
We love this series!
User on Apr 2, 2021
Is this the 3rd edition?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We carry the current, most recent edition but I'm unsure of its edition number.
What level of this Fix It Grammar would you suggest for a 5th grader who is in her second year of Classical Conversations Essentials?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say book two if she has worked with iew before. Book three is pretty intense. My sixth grader is doing it but it is hard and she did an iew writing course last year. My fourth grader is doing book one and it is just about right for him. Good luck! We do love it. It is the best grammar we have used so far!
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Hands down, the best in every way!
After ten years of homechooling, we found our favorite grammar program on the market. Short, fun, easy to teach lessons that are extremely rich in content. Concepts are mastered through repetition without becoming boring. And the best part is, this grammar program has unlocked the secret of creating better writers through grammar. This actually transfers and I see them applying what they have learned!
April 21, 2018
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