Step-by-Step Grammar Vol I: Basic Grammar

Step-by-Step Grammar Vol I: Basic Grammar

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ISBN: 9780747595823
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Category Description for Step-by-Step Grammar:

The authors of these books believe that students should not have to deal with parts of speech he/she has not yet learned, so this book is organized in a different way than most grammar books. The first book introduces grammar concepts step-by-step, and the corresponding exercises contain only words which have already been explained. For example, the first page introduces nouns and action verbs right at the beginning, and then students work with two word sentences containing only nouns (subjects) and action verbs. Students label the parts of speech and write their own action verbs or nouns to go with the provided lists of nouns and verbs. More information about nouns is given, and students work through a couple more short exercises. Then they learn how to diagram these sentences (still working with just a subject and verb). The next page introduces linking verbs as well as another noun form (predicates), and then children complete another short exercise, now working with three-word sentences. Then they learn how to diagram these latest sentences before moving on to adjectives. Hence, Step-by-Step Grammar! This method prevents children from being overwhelmed by sentences which they do not understand when they begin learning grammar. Each part of speech is introduced systematically, and different types or functions of different parts of speech are introduced separately so children don't get an overload of rules at one time. Rather, one concept is introduced with a brief explanation followed by a clear example. The exercises between new concepts are long enough to give students some practice yet short enough that they aren't doing unnecessary work. Because students practice sentence diagramming after each new concept has been added, they are never faced with a sentence they don't already know how to diagram. Spiral bound, 119 pages.

If you need help studying for your Basic Grammar test, the Study Cards will help your child memorize important grammar facts. This useful set of sixty-three 2 ¾" x 4 ¼" cards contains the study prompts such as, "types of verbs," "definition of an adjective," and "list the eight parts of speech" one one side, with the other side featuring the correct answer and the location in the text to look them up if you need to review.

The second book builds on the concepts covered in the first book, covering slightly more advanced topics such as word usage, dictionary skills, sentence structure, punctuation rules, writing tips, and other concepts. Students should complete this book after the first book or something comparable. The format of this book follows the same basic manner as the first. Spiral bound, 164 pages.

Everything about these books is simple and straightforward, and the layout is very neat and clean. Periodic review quizzes help you evaluate your child's progress and determine if they are ready to move on or if they need more practice. The back of each book holds a convenient handbook where children can easily look up definitions and explanations of the concepts. The answer keys depict the exercises as they look in the book with the answers filled in, and they are also spiral bound. - Melissa

Category Description for Combined Grammar, Usage, Mechanics:

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).

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for my 5th grader homeschool
Maya T on Aug 5, 2021
To teach my children basic grammar rules.
Annette on Jul 2, 2020
for my 5th grader homeschool
Maya T on Aug 5, 2021
Violet T on Aug 17, 2020
To teach my children basic grammar rules.
Annette on Jul 2, 2020
It is simple and easy to follow for students who are struggling to understand English grammar
Natasha S on Sep 15, 2019
I love the simple way grammar is presented in this text. There is no meaningless and distracting "filler material" of the kind that seems to predominate most grammar texts. For children who need to learn the basics, and also understand diagramming, this is a refreshingly simple approach.
Amber M on Dec 6, 2018
I have used this grammar program with 4 students. It is clear cut, easy to follow, easy to understand, and covers everything. Instead of labeling the parts of speech, we assign each part of speech a color. We color all the words in the sentence, with the correct color for that part of speech. Then, we go back and label the nouns as S, D.O., I.O., etc.
Susan L on Nov 2, 2018
Charles C on May 24, 2018
Have used it in the past and I love this book!
Elise W on Feb 14, 2018
"Have used it in the past and I LOVE these grammar/usage books! Easy to use and they teach the basics in small steps."
Elise W on Oct 7, 2017
The instruction stars with subject and predicate, teaches diagramming with each part of speech, has ample review, has a great handbook in the back of the text. This is the text I always reach for when teaching grammar to my upper elementary dyslexic students.
Cindy H on Aug 26, 2017
I am going to use Step-by-Step Grammar as a supplement my language arts curriculum.
Theresa A on Dec 10, 2016
This looks fun and I am excited to try this with my kids.
Trena S on Aug 11, 2016
I have used this in the past and found that it works.
Bonnie E on Aug 10, 2016
I have used this with one of my other daughters and loved the way it kept things simple by building on the previous without the overwhelming nature that many grammar studies can have.
Gwen P on Jul 20, 2016
Violet T on Aug 17, 2020
It is simple and easy to follow for students who are struggling to understand English grammar
Natasha S on Sep 15, 2019
Does this have Christian content in the sentences used for exercises, etc.?
A shopper on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes but not in every lesson. Some lessons contain Christian content about people in the Bible and at the end of the book the student diagrams some scriptureverses.
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Rated 5 out of 5
I love that the sentences only contain words the student know how to label. The sections are short. The explanations are to the point. It has sufficient practice. I think it is better than programs that cost much more.
May 18, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Step-by-Step Grammar Vol 1: Basic Grammar
This is an excellent book. I hated English when I was in school so I've been afraid to homeschool my daughter in this subject. But this book makes it very understandable and gives great worksheets to learn the skills. Highly recommend it!
April 10, 2017
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
repeat purchaser
I have purchased this curriculum several times for our children. It is so well done. It covers the parts of speech in such a basic natural way. The price is great. The amount of exercises is not too tedious. So easy to understand it can be done independently.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
My 7th grader just completed Vol I of Step-by-Step Grammar and highly recommends it He now can label every single word in a paragraph and actually enjoys diagramming sentences His co-op writing instructor said "He gets it!" My son needed a different presentation from Easy Grammar and this book fits the bill The lessons build upon each other for systematic learning and automatic review In addition I was pleasantly surprised to find the Salvation Message as "The most important thing you can ever learn" If your child isn't gaining ground in grammar try this one--it's a small price for big learning!
November 21, 2008

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