Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree

Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree

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Item #: 018593
ISBN: 9781623411428
Grades: 3-12

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Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages thatcumulatively 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.

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These materials do not include a coverage of usage.

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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 ( 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

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a friend recommended it
Maureen R on Jan 21, 2020
This resource helps children learn grammar and have fun with a story at the same time.
Gidget H on Oct 2, 2019
a friend recommended it
Maureen R on Jan 21, 2020
My son lost his copy of this book, and I wanted to get another one right away. I am amazed at how much he has learned from this grammar book. He has even been motivated to do his grammar independently and is remembering concepts. I am very encouraged.
Roger L on Jan 3, 2020
This resource helps children learn grammar and have fun with a story at the same time.
Gidget H on Oct 2, 2019
Ronald L on Sep 3, 2019
Our Homeschool Coop chose this for grammar.
Tawny M on Sep 3, 2019
school curriculum
Kim C on Sep 3, 2019
Highly recommended by Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Amy W on Aug 27, 2019
Hybrid academy chose this
Benjamin E. J on Aug 23, 2019
Part of IEW level B recommendation
Jennifer T on Aug 19, 2019
I have herd a loot of good thing about this . Had to try it.
Sabrina B on Aug 18, 2019
Gentle approach to grammar
Rachel B on Aug 13, 2019
I forgot to order the student book when I ordered the IEW Intensive B pack.
Mary Lou E on Aug 13, 2019
Required by my child's school
Veronica N on Aug 7, 2019
It was recommended to me.
Sandra Z on Aug 6, 2019
Have used Fix it Grammar before and really like this approach to grammar. Will be using this one with my third child.
Heidi V on Aug 4, 2019
friend recommended
Stephanie R on Jul 31, 2019
have teacher book, needed student book
Amanda H on Jul 31, 2019
We thoroughly enjoy our IEW History Based writing and Teaching Writing Structure and Style curriculum and want to do an editing curriculum that comes highly recommended to help my sons improve their writing skills.
Michelle D on Jul 31, 2019
This seems like a great way to get very practical grammar/editing experience.
Sandy G on Jul 30, 2019
I am new to this one but I feel the way it is laid out will be more relatable for my children than other grammar options.
Amy C on Jul 22, 2019
It was recommended by a friend and we did IEW Student Writing Intensive A and I was very impressed with the program.
Sara T on Jul 22, 2019
Trying to make grammar a little more fun
Brendan L on Jul 13, 2019
I have read and watch several Great Reviews of this program! It was highly spoken of and we can't wait to try it out as first time homeschoolers!!
Brooke S on Jul 13, 2019
I have a student also doing IEW Level A
Beth B on Jul 11, 2019
We did not enjoy our last grammar book and decided to try this approach
Diane K F on Jun 30, 2019
Practice concepts learning during school year
Katherine E on Jun 29, 2019
Recommended by Cathy Duffy's review
CheA W on Jun 15, 2019
This will complement our Classical Conversations Essentials curriculum nicely.
Rose K on Jun 14, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Lindsey H on Jun 12, 2019
Easy to teach and easy to understand
Angel S on Jun 5, 2019
Recommended by a friend and Cathy Duffy review
Rachel P on Apr 8, 2019
I like the copy work concept for learning grammar, and this program does that.
Roger L on Mar 8, 2019
What we are using is not working, and we do IEW at our co-op, so it goes with it.
Marie K on Nov 18, 2018
Real life grammar.
Ashley L on Oct 24, 2018
I already have the teacher edition. Now I would like the student workbook as well : )
Gunda P on Oct 4, 2018
I chose this because I was looking for a new Grammar program that is not too lengthy each day. Researched lots of good things about this program.
Keri A on Sep 21, 2018
Purchased to use in conjunction with the IEW program.
Stacie B on Sep 3, 2018
Daughter loves to do corrections. She is my grammar police with her red pen XD
Petra C on Aug 29, 2018
Nola S on Aug 26, 2018
Cheryl B on Aug 5, 2018
highly recommended, user friendly for student and mom
Tina D on Aug 5, 2018
We will use this as our daily editing exercises.
Rachel S on Aug 2, 2018
Looks like easy grammar lessons
Carolyn M on Jul 29, 2018
It seems like a good grammar start.
mark j on Jul 28, 2018
This a fun and simple way to teach grammar. Grammar was always very dry and boring, but learning the concepts in this way keeps it interesting!
Coby G on Jun 21, 2018
Easy way for my dyslexic son to learn grammar while also practicing handwriting, reading and spelling.
Carrie S on Jun 20, 2018
I have used in the past and children love it. It is not a huge workload. The children learn so much in a small amount of time. It is a wonderful grammar program!
Jennifer W on Jun 13, 2018
I got the kit, this program with IEW great. You do get the net use for this book. My service can be if-y during the winter.
Debbie W on May 12, 2018
My dyslexic son can not write a great amount each day, so one sentence at a time is a good amount for him. The fact that it builds up to a larger story is great and he gets a good sense of achievement.
Tracey W on May 10, 2018
We have used this grammar book before and we love it. I now have a 2/3 grader that we will be using it for.
Chris and Lauri G on May 7, 2018
My son lost his copy of this book, and I wanted to get another one right away. I am amazed at how much he has learned from this grammar book. He has even been motivated to do his grammar independently and is remembering concepts. I am very encouraged.
Roger L on Jan 3, 2020
Ronald L on Sep 3, 2019
Does this curriculum cover diagramming at some point?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No definitely not in The Nose Tree. I do not think diagraming would be a priority for this curriculum.
Is this book reproducible for multiple children or would I need to get a book for each child?
User on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think if you buy the teacher book, you can get a free digital copy of the student book on the IEW website. Also, the copyright of the student book states that you can copy for use for multiple children within your family/home.
I will be starting iew on DVD level a with my kids. I saw this was recommended. Would I start this the same day I start that program? How do you use this together? Every day? Thanks!
A shopper on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fix-It Grammar is a completely separate item and can be started anytime you like, independent from IEW's flagship Structure and Style DVD writing instruction program. The Structure & Style DVD program teaches writing skills and writing style, and Fix-It Grammar teaches grammar. They can be done separately with no problems, but Fix-It Grammar complements the Structure & Style DVD-based course nicely by using a lot of the same terminology (such as "-ly adverbs" and "who-which" clauses). Fix-It Grammar also employs copywork of quality writing, which enhances any writing program. Fix-It Grammar teaches grammar by taking a complete story and having children identify a targeted grammatical element in one sentence per day, four days a week. Each week introduces a new grammar element, while also reviewing all previously learned grammatical concepts to achieve mastery. Each day students label the parts of grammar in the day's sentence from the story, look up a vocabulary word per sentence in a dictionary, and then copy the completed sentence in a notebook. By the end of the course, they've copied the entire story. My kids like it because they're eager to do the next sentence to find out what will happen in the story.
Any thoughts on using this with a variety of ages? I'm considering it for my 3rd, 5th, and 7th graders - but worry it would be too hard for the 3rd grader, too easy for the 7th grader. Are there any modifications for different ages?
Sarah on Jul 26, 2017
Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree
Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree
Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 1: The Nose Tree
Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 1: The Nose Tree
BEST ANSWER: I think it would work with the 3rd and 5th grader. I am planning on using it with my 3rd and 4th grader this coming year. I would suggest starting your 7th grader with it but going through it faster. I did this with my 7th and 10th grader doing 2 days per day. If you did this your 7th grader could get through books 1 and 2 in one school year.
I am looking for a grammar curriculum that is not teacher intensive. Would you describe this as so? Any suggestions?
Sarah S on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not really consider this curriculum teacher intensive because they have everything scripted in the teacher manual. Every sentences is labeled in the manual plus helpful tips, but it does require you to look over their work and make sure everything is correct. This is a building grammar curriculum. They introduce one new concept and work on it for two weeks before adding a new one. It really does take 15-20 minutes a day. My boys love it because its not overwhelming yet really teaches grammar in detail. I also really like because it has vocabulary and writing. The other one you might want to consider to go with Fix IT Grammar, is IEW's Writing Intensive. This is a writing/grammar curriculum that is on DVD. Andrew Pudewa is the teacher and really explains how grammar and writing work together. If you student does NOT like to write, this is a great curriculum. There are videos on YouTube that are very helpful and explain Fix It Grammar and Writing Intensive.
As for another suggestion, you might want to look at Easy Grammar. I have never used but know several people who have and they really like it. I would say , just by looking at it, that Easy Grammar is more basic and Fit It Grammar is more detailed. I picked Fit It because I wanted my children to have detail grammar and writing skills and this make it painless, plus IEW is the best when it comes to grammar and writing. This is our 3rd year using it and we really like. Hope that helps!
I have a sixth grader and was wondering which book I should start her in. The Nose(book 1) or Robin Hood(Book 2)?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't have a lot of experience with this but I would say either one could be fine. I used The Nose Tree for all three of mine last year (5th, 7th and 9th) because we were completely new to the curriculum and it was also easier to only have one level. Now this year my 3rd grader is doing it. The curriculum is fairly straightforward so I think either one could work.
Do you need the teacher manual with this book?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I found the teacher's manual essential. Yet, if you purchase the teacher's manual you can print the student's manual with a link provided by the publisher. I didn't prefer to print the material so I ordered the student's workbook.
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Excellent and gentle approach
Both of my children grades 5 and 3 are really enjoying learning grammar through this program
October 16, 2019
5 months ago
Easy grammar for kids
This book seems pretty simple and is teaching my children parts of speech. They get it done in about 5 minutes each day, which I really like!
September 16, 2019
5 months ago
My 5th grader loves how easy it is to understand.
March 31, 2019
10 months ago
Love it
I like that it gives an opportunity for kids to put to practice what they know.
November 24, 2018
over 3 years ago
Great price!
September 8, 2018
over 2 years ago
A superb grammar book!
This book is great. It has made grammar approachable and easily doable for my daughter whose least favorite subject is grammar. She is also actually retaining the information. Thank you for this book!
August 17, 2018
1 year ago
It's an excellent language arts curriculum.
I like Fix It Grammar mainly because your student will be doing so many things at one time. I home school my 12 year old granddaughter who has some learning issues. She needs help much of the time to complete her work but she is learning a lot from this curricula. The lessons consist of correcting only one sentence but those short lessons really pack a punch in learning. Fit It Grammar covers so much from the parts of speech, to writing practice. My granddaughter's penmanship has even improved because she is seeing the proper way sentences and paragraphs should be written. It's just an over all great curricula.
August 8, 2018
1 year ago
Very little teacher time needed
My 13 and 10 year old boys do this pretty much on their own. Despite a few complaints in the beginning, they now really enjoy it. Simple, achievable, baby steps in each lesson and lots of reinforcement.
December 16, 2017
over 2 years ago
We are on week 4 of this book. My daughter is ten and was very behind in her understanding of the parts of speech. I am already noticing that she can identify articles and nouns. I like how the cards provide reference for checking herself. I thought that one sentence per day would be too slow, but for my child it is just the right pace.
October 16, 2017
over 2 years ago
Love it!
My daughter actually asks me to do grammar instead of fighting it. Sometimes she does extra lessons on her own. A great program!!
August 11, 2017
over 3 years ago

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