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.

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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I wanted to try something more interesting for grammar practice.
User on Nov 16, 2021
so fun for kids and easy to do just alittle each day.
Victoria Z on Oct 29, 2021
I wanted to try something more interesting for grammar practice.
User on Nov 16, 2021
friend recommended Fix it grammar
dacia S on Nov 15, 2021
so fun for kids and easy to do just alittle each day.
Victoria Z on Oct 29, 2021
Absolutely love Fix It Grammar! A wonderfully fun, systematic and easy way to introduce children to deconstructing sentences!
Judith H on Oct 14, 2021
teacher recommended it for homeschooling
Landasha W on Oct 6, 2021
great reviews
Nadia W on Sep 10, 2021
Youngsters like it.......easy to use. They learn from it!
Rachel S on Sep 7, 2021
It was recommended by a seasoned homeschooling mom who said it would provide a thorough yet concise daily lesson. I’m using it as a supplement to my current curriculum.
Karmen S on Sep 4, 2021
Simple daily lessons makes this a joy to do.
Jeni M on Aug 16, 2021
This was highly recommended to me from several parents!
Christine J on Aug 13, 2021
I chose this for a brush-up on grammar basics. IEW is a trusted publisher.
Kimra B on Jul 6, 2021
We've tried several grammar programs, and all have come up short. Thorough, yes, but tear-producing for this mom who never had any formal grammar instruction and her sentence-diagramming adverse kids. We're going to give this one a try. Hoping the different approach will work for us.
MELISSA O on Jun 30, 2021
Easy, quick way to teach grammar!
Heidi T on Jun 28, 2021
My students have learned a lot with IEW so we are going to try their grammar.
Lisa R on Jun 7, 2021
I felt that my son (5th grade) is ready to begin the Fix It program this year. I like that grammar is taught integrated into organic use (the story told in the book) rather than isolated examples.
Erika B on Apr 21, 2021
Really Excellent introduction to grammar and learning the parts of a good sentence. Really love this approach to teaching grammar.
Brittany M on Feb 24, 2021
IEW is a great program
Kristy O on Feb 17, 2021
Will use this for our grammar in homeschool. Have had several recommend this program
Debbie W on Jan 1, 2021
I purchased the Teacher's Manual and decided I just didn't want to personally print out the student pages.
Hannah S on Dec 24, 2020
This looks like a nice way to practice grammar concepts.
Christine K on Oct 31, 2020
Recommended by friends. I have a 6th grader who is a bit behind on grammar and we need to work on the basics.
Shanee S on Sep 29, 2020
It's one of the best grammar curriculums out there.
Joy H on Sep 27, 2020
I've read and heard via you tube good reviews.
APRIL H on Sep 15, 2020
Cathy Duffy reviews
Wendy C on Sep 13, 2020
Our writing and literature teacher is using this book to teach our 4th grade daughter this year.
Susan N on Sep 12, 2020
Teacher designated it as a required resource for my 5th graders literature class.
Toni P on Sep 11, 2020
Recommended by Confessions of a Homeschooler
Kathleen G on Sep 9, 2020
It was in stock
Kristi H on Sep 9, 2020
I am a new homeschool mom and my friend recommended this series to me.
Julie B on Sep 2, 2020
Excellent first grammar program for young learners.
Nathan P on Sep 1, 2020
I thought it would be convenient to have the glossary right there attached to the student work pages for handy reference. I thought the spiral binding might take up less space than a 3-ring binder for holding worksheets I could print on my own.
Janet L on Aug 29, 2020
required by school
Lauren W on Aug 24, 2020
This seems like the perfect grammar work for my older son who is advanced with reading and Language Arts and loves to "follow the rules" of English. The very short and concise lessons will provide great grammar practice for him, but not be big, clunky lessons that will take up our time with material he already knows. Outside of these short grammar lessons, he can get plenty of reading and writing practice with our History and Science curriculums.
Kristin L on Aug 17, 2020
Recommended by several homeschool blogger friends
Ashleigh C on Aug 15, 2020
Recommended by a homeschool mom on youtube.
Debbie B on Aug 12, 2020
Hoping it will help my daughter is basic grammar concepts
Tracy C on Aug 10, 2020
teacher request & like the format
Heather E on Aug 9, 2020
Trying this series this year so I wanted the student book to make things easier to organize.
User on Aug 6, 2020
I have always loved the ease of this program. It is straight forward, yet gives an interesting twist on learning/practicing grammar.
Jacquelyn A on Aug 5, 2020
Came highly recommended
Don W on Jul 31, 2020
Great reviews for 3rd grade curriculum.
Fern D on Jul 25, 2020
Michelle S on Jul 24, 2020
recommended to me.
Carolyn F on Jul 23, 2020
We have enjoyed using fix-it for my oldest and wanted to use it with the next child.
Brittany A on Jul 18, 2020
We are starting this after hearing many good things.
Brooke R on Jun 25, 2020
Recommended by friend
DANIEL I on Jun 24, 2020
Similar to the GUMDROPS program we love.
Kathern C on Jun 7, 2020
My children and I have used Fix-It for nearly 10 years. The approach to learning grammar makes it stick. The stories are delightful and the guide easy to use.
Tracy R on Jun 3, 2020
IEW does great fundamental & foundational lessons for language arts. Hoping this will be no different.
Rachel H on May 26, 2020
I like the combination of grammar, vocabulary, and handwriting while interacting with excellent literature.
JoAnne S on May 25, 2020
friend recommended Fix it grammar
dacia S on Nov 15, 2021
Absolutely love Fix It Grammar! A wonderfully fun, systematic and easy way to introduce children to deconstructing sentences!
Judith H on Oct 14, 2021
Does this teach about what makes complete sentences and about run-on sentences?
A shopper on Apr 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it’s a great way to start the sentencing and it’s even made for all ages... your finding the problem after learning what the right way looks like.(ACT is made of this kind of questions). Good luck mama
Need one per student?
A shopper on Mar 17, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, each student needs their own student book.
If you choose the digital copy of the student book that comes with the teacher manual, does it contain everything in the print copy? (glossary, etc.) In other words, are the physical and digital copies identical in content?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2020
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: Yes, the physical and digital copies are identical in content. The only difference is the need to print the pages from the digital copy.
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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Rated 5 out of 5
I highly recommend Fix It! Grammar curriculum. The Nose Tree is broken down into easy to teach lessons that allows the student practical use of grammar rules in the context of editing and rewriting a story.
October 15, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I have found the perfect grammar curriculum!
I would absolutely recommend this curriculum for grammar. The concept is so simple and straightforward - learn and implement everyday. The kids don't even realize how it is being reinforced daily with a vocabulary word defined daily.
September 20, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good and easy to use. I will use this each year as our only grammar.
April 21, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
I love it! Teaching my grandchildren and they love it!
November 22, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Highly recommended
My 3rd grader loves playing detective and finding all the mistakes and parts of speech. We’ve been supplementing his writing while he’s stuck at home during quarantine. I also used fix-its as a middle school teacher to start every language arts lesson; it was a painless way to teach grammar and provided a calm, focused transition.
November 14, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great reading plus learning of language arts!
The books were recommended by a friend and the price here is perfect! Great for language arts and a fun story to get through. My kids enjoy wanting to know what happens next! And they really are learning how to find and fix the grammar issues.
July 1, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this program!
April 10, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent and gentle approach
Both of my children grades 5 and 3 are really enjoying learning grammar through this program
October 16, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 5th grader loves how easy it is to understand.
March 31, 2019
over 2 years ago

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