Language Smarts Book E
This fun, colorful 400-page book can be used as a textbook or a comprehensive workbook with your textbook to teach reading, writing, grammar, and punctuation skills and concepts that students are expected to know in fourth grade. They also develop critical thinking, vocabulary, and several other skills and concepts normally taught in fifth grade.
The engaging lessons include easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and charts for visual learnersand there is no lesson preparation! Each lesson is followed by a variety of fun, colorful, mind-building activities that use different genres.
Learning English skills isn't always fun, but these workbooks make it so with simple exercises, bright colors, and some humor. Pages are full-color with bright and captivating graphics. The exercises help students improve skills in reading, writing, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and thinking. The worksheets can serve as the core curriculum for language arts or as a supplemental resource with plenty of extra practice. Exercise format varies through the books, but many of the activities require students to use critical thinking skills like convergent and divergent thinking as well as inductive and deductive reasoning. Examples of exercises are circling parts of speech in sentences, putting lists in alphabetical order, identifying errors in passages (like Editor in Chief, also from this publisher), punctuating sentences, changing singular to plural, using vowel digraphs to complete words, and much more. Each worksheet has up to 10 exercises, and instructions and explanations are simple and to the point. Topics and exercises become more advanced as the books progress, but they stay fun, colorful, and kid-friendly. The books are similar in format and content, but are tailored to specific grade levels. Level B (1st grade) starts with upper and lower case letters, introduces parts of speech, and begins touching on general writing skills. It has many more Editor in Chief exercises than Level C does. Level C (2nd grade) starts with the alphabet, covers parts of speech more in depth, and introduces more writing skills. Level D (3rd grade) covers blends, digraphs, diphthongs, grammar, punctuation, usage, literary elements, plot, using reference materials and more. Comprehensive in coverage, these books provide practice for all language arts skills needed at these levels. Over 300 pgs, pb with answer keys. ~ Rachel