Fix It! Grammar Student Book 3: Frog Prince or Just Desserts

Fix It! Grammar Student Book 3: Frog Prince or Just Desserts

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Item #: 018441
ISBN: 9781623411756
Grades: 6-12

Publisher Description:

Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing.

Category Description for Fix It! Grammar:

It only makes sense that a writing program like IEW would have a different take on grammar acquisition. A good look at the Fix It! Program (in its new, improved, more user-friendly form) will convince you that its approach is both comprehensive and designed to maximize retention. Editing excellent literature models (well-loved books) plus targeted instruction, the student works on one passage per day (four per week). Students look for and correct embedded grammar errors and learn a new vocabulary word. Because there is a continuing story line, the daily grammar edits become fun and entertaining as well as challenging. The new six-volume series allows for mastery at each level plus spiraling (grade ranges for books correspond to IEW grade ranges).

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 also provides 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 provides 33 weeks (one year) of grammar instruction and 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 (all four sentences) correctly. An added bonus is defining the vocabulary words that are identified in each sentence. The student is "encouraged" (i.e. required) to build a notebook for each course that will include the Fix Its, a Grammar Glossary (these first two are included in the spiral-bound student book) the Rewrite passages, and the written definitions of the vocabulary words.

Spiral-bound, consumable student books are available to purchase (from us) or as free PDF downloads from the publisher's website (for the purchasers of a teacher's manual). The Student Book provides the weekly lessons that include Learn It sections (systematic instruction), the Fix-It sections (assignments), and four daily sentences to edit. Weekly lessons devoted to review (no new material) are peppered throughout the course but predominate in the last half. The spiral-bound student book also provides a set of cardstock grammar review cards (these will need to be cut out) and the 45 pg. Fix It! Grammar Glossary that serves as a reference tool.

The Teacher Manual starts with some general how-to-and-why information on the course before proceeding to weekly lesson plans. These lesson plans include the same grammar instruction found in the student book plus 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 tell you that such and such concept will be taught in week such and such as well as interesting historical tidbits such as the name (pilcrow) for the paragraph mark and it origin (Middle Ages) and purpose (to separate content). A scope and sequence for the course as well as a copy of the Grammar Glossary complete the TM contents.

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 ( It's assumed that the student and teacher will be familiar with either the Teaching Writing Structure & Style or the Student Writing Intensive seminars from IEW. However, the Fix It! Edits can be done as a stand-alone program. I've been a lukewarm fan in general of editing approaches to grammar, but this one is quieting my concerns for systematic, structural coverage of grammar. I'm willing to admit that this combination of instruction and practical application will be 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.

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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
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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Rated 5 out of 5
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!
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