Exercises in English 2013 Level E Student Workbook
If you are familiar with the program Voyages in English, this is the grammar practice component that matches up with your lessons. I want you, however, to consider this as a grammar/usage/mechanics option on its own. There are many options for grammar you could choose, so what is different about this one? Shall I list the appealing attributes of this grammar program for you? I love a good list!
- User-friendly explanations
- Page-a-day lessons
- Practice with high-interest themes
- Logical organization
- Age-appropriate topics
- Enough color to look appealing, but not distracting
- Simple teacher guide with answer key
- Optional tests after each unit
- Independent for an older student
- Levels can accommodate abilities since they are not identified by a grade number
- Would nicely complement any composition program
Components include a Student Workbook, Teacher Edition, and an Assessment Book with answers. The student workbook includes sections like sentences, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and diagramming. Don’t be scared of the diagramming! It is presented in a very friendly way. It also covers punctuation, capitalization, conjunctions, and interjections. Especially appealing are the various topics each lesson uses as a theme. You might be reading about a real person, ballet dancers in Boston, the blizzard of 1979, a summer camp, or even crocodiles! The teacher edition shows the full student page with all answers filled in. A student could easily check their own work! Possible schedule options show 3-, 4- or 5-days per week. Typically, you are looking at 20 minutes a day. The assessment book includes answers in the back. Questions are multiple choice. This item has reproducible student pages only. If you have to complete standardized tests, this is good practice. I think this would appeal to a parent who wants some parallel with what is taught in schools, but with a very friendly parent/teacher presentation. ~Sara
These materials offer a complete and comprehensive coverage of all three elements - grammar (i.e. parts of speech, complete sentences), usage (i.e. homophones, figures of speech, proper word choice to convey meaning), and mechanics (i.e. punctuation, capitalization).