Fix It! Grammar Student Book 4: Little Mermaid

Fix It! Grammar Student Book 4: Little Mermaid

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ISBN: 9781623411763
Grades: 6-12

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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 (www.asia.b). 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.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
6
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781623411763
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
0.8 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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My son is taking a writing class and this is the book that is being used.
PAULA on Nov 30, 2021
By far my favorite grammar program, and we have tried several. The lessons are easy and only take a short time to complete, and the concepts are reviewed throughout the book so they are cemented in the learning.
Rebecca S on Jul 21, 2021
My son is taking a writing class and this is the book that is being used.
PAULA on Nov 30, 2021
Fix It is efficient and thorough.
Sharon E on Jul 24, 2021
By far my favorite grammar program, and we have tried several. The lessons are easy and only take a short time to complete, and the concepts are reviewed throughout the book so they are cemented in the learning.
Rebecca S on Jul 21, 2021
I really like the format for the Fix it grammar curriculum. My homeschool students are learning how to edit while grasping important grammar concepts like prepositional phrases, clauses, comma usage etc. It takes us only about 10-15 minutes a day and we go over each days corrections together. This is the most painless grammar program ever and I highly recommend it.
Rebecca B on Jun 8, 2021
4th in the series we've been using for grammar. It's a good program, you have to muddle through the second book a bit (the info could be presented more clearly). But once you've got that down the rest is straightforward and helpful.
Kamas U on Jan 29, 2021
We just finished Book 3 and IEW breaks Grammar down into bit-sized pieces. It is easily understood and follows quite nicely with the Writing Lessons.
Kelly G on Jan 23, 2021
school
Amparo C on Nov 17, 2020
It's helpful for daily grammar review.
Michelle M on Sep 8, 2020
We were happy with the previous edition/book.
Shareen P on Aug 21, 2020
good reviews
Sandra B on Aug 15, 2020
We used he Nose Tree version last year and loved it. Student can complete with little parent oversight and learned great grammar skills.
Anna S on Aug 5, 2020
A daily grammar lesson that is short and to the point.
Stephanie V on Aug 3, 2020
Recommended by several homeschool bloggers, thought we would check it out for ourselves.
Rebecca O on Jul 31, 2020
To continue in the series, we love Fix It! Grammar!
User on Feb 19, 2020
We are using it in our home school co-op.
Carolyn O on Sep 2, 2019
For school
Todd H on Aug 7, 2019
School required book
Julia A on Jun 5, 2019
We use book 3 and want to continue
Sanae W on Dec 21, 2018
I purchased this book because I believe actual editing teaches parts of speech better than typical lessons
LORETTA on Nov 16, 2016
easy method of teaching grammar.
Donna R on Oct 23, 2016
School
Shelly R on Sep 3, 2016
My son scored very high on a standardized test in the grammar section after 3 books. I was very surprised since he is not an academically driven student and typically scores lower than average on standardized tests.
Katie W on Jul 18, 2016
Fix It is efficient and thorough.
Sharon E on Jul 24, 2021
I really like the format for the Fix it grammar curriculum. My homeschool students are learning how to edit while grasping important grammar concepts like prepositional phrases, clauses, comma usage etc. It takes us only about 10-15 minutes a day and we go over each days corrections together. This is the most painless grammar program ever and I highly recommend it.
Rebecca B on Jun 8, 2021
Do the Fix It! Books have to be completed in order?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you go on IEW's website, it tells you what grades the books cover. Books 1 and 2 are for Writing Intensive A (grade 3-6); Books 3 and 4 are for Writing Intensive B (Grade 7-9) and 5 and 6 are for Writing Intensive C (Grade 10-12). All the writing intensives cover the same material, just for different age groups. I did try to have my teens do Book 5 last year, but it was too hard to jump in in the middle, so yes, I recommend doing the books in order. If they already know the material, they can review. Books 1and 2 explain a lot more than Books 4, 5 and 6
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Great idea
My son can diagram a sentence with his eyes closed which became quite boring. This takes it to another level.
Highly recommend this book.
January 15, 2017
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