Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 3: Frog Prince or Just Desserts

Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 3: Frog Prince or Just Desserts

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ISBN: 9781623411725
Grades: 6-12

Category Description for Combined Grammar, Mechanics:

These materials do not include a coverage of usage.




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. The important elements of the previous program have been retained - editing excellent literature models (well-loved books) plus targeted instruction. Working 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), which has the added benefit of providing a book (with both review and new material) as a yearly companion to the multiple years of theme-based writing lessons. 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's 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.

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




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
6
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781623411725
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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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
The teachers manual is necessary for this program.
Stephanie V on Aug 3, 2019
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.
Robin E W 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
We have completed books 1 and 2 already.
Haley A on Aug 9, 2019
My daughter liked the Nose Tree, and she picked this book out to do next
Jennifer K on Jul 29, 2019
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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