Painless Grammar 4th Edition
This is certainly a friendlier grammar book than the one I had in junior high. Instruction has a conversational tone. Grammar rules are easy to identify since they're printed in bold, and the extensive use of right and wrong sentences is helpful. This book covers parts of speech, building and punctuating sentences, agreement, confused and misused words, and editing. One drawback is the small number of exercise sets; there are only 21 in the whole text. ~ Anh
Students who cower in terror when confronted by grammar can stop worryingbecause Painless Grammar replaces the fear with fun! They'll learn correct ways to construct sentences by applying rules of grammar to funny statements, see how to apply their new-found knowledge of grammar for fun school activities, such as editing the school paper, track their progress with challenging games, and more. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting Common Core Standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler problems to solve.
Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.
These materials are also comprehensive in scope but are supplemental as opposed to more complete programs.