Fix It! Grammar: Level 3 Robin Hood Teacher Manual

Fix It! Grammar: Level 3 Robin Hood Teacher Manual

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ISBN: 9781623413620
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
9781623413620
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
1.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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We love FixIt Grammar! So simple, thorough & easy to teach.
Karen S on Jun 18, 2021
Needed Teacher's Manual
Tammy R on Aug 6, 2020
We love FixIt Grammar! So simple, thorough & easy to teach.
Karen S on Jun 18, 2021
It's helpful for daily grammar review.
Michelle M on Sep 8, 2020
Needed Teacher's Manual
Tammy R on Aug 6, 2020
This is the best grammar program I have used in my years of homeschooling.
Tanya A on Aug 6, 2020
We finished book 2 and my daughter is in 7th grade.
Jaymie P on Jul 25, 2020
My kids never complain about grammar, thanks to Fix It!
Jennifer M on Jun 16, 2020
A must if you're working with your students through the Fix-It Student Book.
Kristin H on May 28, 2020
Great grammar curriculum!
User on May 24, 2020
We are just finishing book #2 in the series, and my daughters really enjoy it!
Rebecca B on Apr 3, 2020
My kids love it. We used the first 2 books and my kids keep asking me to get it.
Vivian G on Aug 13, 2019
We have completed books 1 and 2 already.
Haley A on Aug 9, 2019
The teachers manual is necessary for this program.
Stephanie V on Aug 3, 2019
My daughter liked the Nose Tree, and she picked this book out to do next
Jennifer K on Jul 29, 2019
used level 1 and LOVED it.
Carla C on Jul 19, 2019
My son loves these books.
Amanda U on Jul 10, 2019
For a struggling reader, Fix-It Grammar has minimal reading and it works great. It's the first grammar program (and we've used several) where my kids actually understand and remember the various parts of speech and how they function.
Jonathan M on Sep 25, 2018
necessary curriculum for our co-op.
Ryen E on Sep 10, 2018
recommended by another Homeschool parent, plus we used an older version before and liked it.
Najla M on Sep 6, 2018
School recommendation!
Sheila L on Sep 5, 2018
Finished the first 2 books in the Fix It! series and really liked them. Kids have learned a lot and want to continue.
J.J. D on Aug 7, 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
Slow and steady wins the race...love this approach to grammar.
Keith on Apr 19, 2018
I am in awe at how much Fix It! Grammar books 1 and 2 have taught my children and have resulted in improvements in their writing. I plan to continue with the series throughout.
Jude on Feb 27, 2018
we like this series - quality and comprehensive
Lenka W on Oct 6, 2017
My daughter is taking a class through Biola Youth Academics
Shelly G on Sep 6, 2017
I needed it for a class.
Jillian B on Aug 30, 2017
Recommended by IEW sales rep
Kim P on Aug 23, 2017
WE are using this for grammar.
Jennifer H on Aug 22, 2017
I love Fix It Grammar! My kids have understood grammar but it didn't show up in their writing until we started using Fix It! Plus, it follows the same rules they are learning in IEW writing. Great curriculum!
Tina N on Aug 13, 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
Used it in the past, pleased with results.
Jennifer S on Feb 1, 2017
new book to us - looking for something to teach and review grammar in a more interesting, less lecture/textbook fashion
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
Love this style of spotting grammar in writing. It works for my girl's brain and helps with proofreading skills. You can print the student book material for free if you buy the teacher's book, but purchasing it is just easier.
Tom W on Feb 17, 2016
The reviews look impressive.
Leeleng C on Jan 25, 2016
We are continuing in this series.
Janet A on Dec 18, 2015
I love this program.
sara v on Oct 28, 2015
It's helpful for daily grammar review.
Michelle M on Sep 8, 2020
This is the best grammar program I have used in my years of homeschooling.
Tanya A on Aug 6, 2020
If we purchase the IEE fix it! teachers manual from rainbow resource, do we have access to the pdf student file?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's an easy download that is available forever to download and print again and again. (But the intention is just for your family to use I believe.)
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Easy to use!
This is an open and go curriculum with plenty of notes to explain most questions your students will have. I love that my kids get grammar as well as penmanship or copywork from this. Typically each day takes only 15 minutes or so.
October 30, 2019
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