Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 2: Robin Hood

Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 2: Robin Hood

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Item #: 018499
ISBN: 9781623411794
Grades: 3-12

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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We used the first one and was good.
Sang K on Aug 24, 2021
To help guide me teaching my student.
Rhiannon W on Jun 2, 2021
We used the first one and was good.
Sang K on Aug 24, 2021
We loved the Nose Tree
Tiffany M on Jun 24, 2021
To help guide me teaching my student.
Rhiannon W on Jun 2, 2021
We used book 1 & it's great for learning grammar.
Chona L on May 7, 2021
We enjoyed book 1 so we will do book 2 next year.
Ben D on May 3, 2021
We have absolutely loved using Fix It Grammar book 1. My son has learned so much about grammar, I can’t wait to start this book!
Marcy B on Apr 10, 2021
My son with ADHD and ASD has struggled with other grammar curricula, but is excelling with fix-it grammar. The lessons are short and direct.
Danielle Q on Mar 31, 2021
My daughter completed book 1: The Nose Tree. I think it's a great program. Easy on the homeschooling parent.
Annie L on Mar 17, 2021
We have almost completed book 1 and we love it. It's a great way to practice the grammar we are learning from other books.
Galina W on Feb 4, 2021
User friendly
Seth M on Sep 11, 2020
My daughter (13yrs, 8th grade) is working on Book 1 (The Nose Tree), and we know she will be completing it soon. We are moving on to the next book (this one) in the series. I like the pace and the independent study aspect of these books.
Randi I on Aug 31, 2020
We love IEW and these books make it easy for them to understand grammar and how to fit it.
Jennifer T on Aug 26, 2020
My 12yo did the first book last year and is now ready for book 2. It has REALLY improved her grammar knowledge and it has actually improved her writing!
Roxanne W on Aug 19, 2020
These books have improved my boys writing and vocabulary skills.
Dennisse M on Aug 18, 2020
Great way to teach grammar! We loved the first book and are looking forward to this one!
Sandy G on Jul 28, 2020
school curriculum requirement
Lisa S on Jul 10, 2020
We used level 1 last year and enjoyed it.
Angela M on Jul 7, 2020
Helpful with student's book.
Gyorgyi S on Jul 7, 2020
Have heard lots of great comments from other homeschoolers. Can't wait to see how it goes.
Melissa L on May 19, 2020
This includes the printable student guide! I have 6 children so this is the most economical way to purchase this grammar program. My daughter has found learning grammar to be enjoyable through Fix It's lessons.
Rachel on May 16, 2020
We loved the trial of Fix it Grammar. My daughter is burned out on another grammar program and we will try this for a change.
Amy K on May 12, 2020
A friend recommended it and we love IEW
Katherine M on Apr 8, 2020
We used and enjoyed the Nose Tree last year.
Kelli S on Mar 23, 2020
I have used Rod and Staff English but wanted to try something different to put what we've learned to practice in another context.
User on Oct 16, 2019
Love this curriculum!
Diane R on Oct 12, 2019
I have the student book, but need the teacher's manual.
Geraldine T on Sep 30, 2019
Highly recommended by one of our friends. Best fit for my 7th grader.
Wendy S on Sep 9, 2019
Was recommended by a friend
Karen S on Aug 6, 2019
Used Level 1 and LOVED it
Carla C on Jul 19, 2019
I like how this instructs the grammar concepts and helps the parent explain things to the student in a simple to understand mannar. Grammar lessons are not too long, but concepts are continually reinforced each week.
Rebecca B on Jul 12, 2019
Fix It! Grammar has worked quite well for my student. It is an effective grammar program that is extremely simple to use and works well with IEW's writing lessons.
Vanessa P on May 24, 2019
My daughters have been loving Book 1, so we will continue with Book 2.
Rebecca B on Apr 16, 2019
We used the Fix It! Grammar Book 1 for part of our language arts curriculum and our children really enjoyed it. They learned more than they did in other programs we have tried, and now it's time to move ahead to the next book in the series.
User on Mar 19, 2019
Great supplement to Classical Conversations Essentials program
Andrea T on Mar 5, 2019
My daughter is working in this series in her school and she needed help at home.
Carolyn W on Dec 11, 2018
these teachers guides are so helpful and easy to use love them
Nikki L on Sep 7, 2018
Love this teaching method. Easy to use and understand
Danise S on Aug 31, 2018
We love Fix It because there's enough practice to master the concepts, but enough variation that it doesn't bore my kids to tears. A good balance for everyone :-)
Melissa S on Aug 27, 2018
Needed for Co op Class
Ahmed M on Aug 6, 2018
grammar class
Sarah K on Jul 31, 2018
We are continuing with the series because we loved the first book of Fix It Grammar.
Tristan B on Jan 20, 2018
After 20+ years of homeschooling, I finally found a grammar program that I like. Fix It! Grammar has helped so much with understanding grammar and has enhanced my children's editing skills.
Daniel H on Dec 21, 2017
Friend's recommendation
Joy T on Oct 16, 2017
Free shipping with Rainbow Resource, IEW does not.
Heather S on Aug 28, 2017
Shelly R on Aug 28, 2017
This is the next book in the series. These provide a good foundation without overkill and gives penmanship practice as well.
Kylee on Aug 22, 2017
Recommended by my sister in law (she homeschools).
Christina W on Aug 16, 2017
It's an incredible writing program!
LeAnn L on Aug 10, 2017
We used book one last year and I was so impressed with this program! I could not believe the amount of skills covered in one sentence a day! My kids really learned a lot by the end of the year and the story they read with it is awesome! I can't wait for this year's program.
Heidi M on Jul 3, 2017
grammar class
Vickie B on Jun 10, 2017
We loved the Nose Tree
Tiffany M on Jun 24, 2021
We used book 1 & it's great for learning grammar.
Chona L on May 7, 2021
If I buy the TM from Rainbow, do I also get access to link for free downloadable student book?
Kathy on Jul 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Each book comes with a blue page at the beginning of it that contains the link you’ll need.
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Rated 5 out of 5
We love it.
We love this curriculum. Very easy to use. An open and go curriculum.
August 19, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
easy to use with multiple kids
My boys, 4th and 6th grades, do this together. I buy the Teacher's Manual only and put the sentences on the white board. We correct them together and then they write them into a notebook. I like what it teaches us and it is easy to use.
August 27, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We love Fix-It-Grammar
This is by far my favorite grammar curriculum. We love the way they continually review the information as you complete the book.
October 8, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fix It! Grammar TM Book 2 Robin Hood
I love this program. When we were doing the Nose Tree, I wondered if it was "enough" grammar for my boys, but then we started the Robin Hood. Robin Hood moves a lot faster in introducing concepts. Moves from marking nouns and verbs to subject/verb combos and clauses. The TM comes with download of the student book, which is extremely nice when you have multiple kids. TM also gives extra hints and helps that you could choose to go over with your kids or not. I am doing this with a 10th and 7th grader. Would highly recommend.
December 10, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Look no further for grammar!
Hands down this is the best grammar I've ever tried (and I have tried plenty)! My 10 year loves this grammar! With this grammar book, your child will learn the different parts of speech, vocabulary words, copy work, and the fundamentals of writing a story. Grammar does not have to be boring. IEW has brought the writer out of my daughter!
May 22, 2016
over 5 years ago

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