Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation 12th ed

Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation 12th ed

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Item #: 040162
ISBN: 9781119653028
Grades: 7-12

Product Description:

Recently expanded with new examples and self-assessment quizzes, this popular book by Jane Straus is both a reference guide for the rules of grammar and punctuation, but also a workbook that provides exercises to review those rules.

The first section covers the most common rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. It then addresses the importance of writing numbers consistently with a review of stylistic styles recommended by Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style. Topics include parts of speech, subject and verb agreement, effective writing, commas, semicolons/colons, quotations, question marks, parentheses/brackets, apostrophes, hyphens, dashes, ellipses, exclamation points, capitalization, writing numbers, confusing words and homonyms, and much more-basically all the grammar rules you need to know in high school and college. Along with each rule, there are examples so students can see the rule put into practice.

The final part of the book contains numerous quizzes (2 sets of exercises for each grammar topic or punctuation mark), as well as a grammar pretest, a grammar mastery test, and a punctuation, capitalization and writing numbers pretest and mastery test. The pretest and mastery tests given are great for before and after evaluation, and the exercises for each topic ensure that students know how to use the rules they are learning. Exercises generally prompt students to find errors in sentences, rewrite sentences, pick the correct word for the sentence, or identify parts of a sentence. These review methods are probably more effective at incorporating the rules into real life than multiple choice or matching exercises found in other books. Answers for all the exercises are included in the book. This is a great quick reference book with effective tests and exercises, and it is also well organized, practical, and easy-to-use. Reproducible. 242pgs, pb. ~ Rachel/Deanne

Publisher Description:

Hailed as one of the best books around for teaching grammar, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation includes easy-to-understand rules, abundant examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to middle and high schoolers, college students, ESL students, homeschoolers, and more. This concise, entertaining workbook makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Twelfth Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.

  • Clear and concise, with easy-to-follow explanations, offering “just the facts” on English grammar, punctuation, and usage
  • Fully updated to reflect the latest rules, along with quizzes and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar
  • Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad

  • For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

    These materials are also comprehensive in scope but are supplemental as opposed to more complete programs.

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    Jodi S on Nov 5, 2021
    Requested and reccomended by our homeschool coop
    Jennifer W on Sep 8, 2021
    High School English and ACT prep
    Jodi S on Nov 5, 2021
    to improve my English skills
    Nataly F on Sep 10, 2021
    Requested and reccomended by our homeschool coop
    Jennifer W on Sep 8, 2021
    Recommended for a high school level academic writing class
    Leigh Ann R on Aug 26, 2021
    For high school writing course required curriculum aid
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    Hannah M on Jul 27, 2021
    We need this for a high school level IEW ESS writing class.
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    The book is a required text for a class.
    Jeanne C on Jul 7, 2021
    I am getting this to go with our WriteShop 1 curriculum for school.
    Melinda W on Jul 29, 2020
    I have an upcoming 11th grader and I needed a good grammar review to go with our Co-op Literature class. This one looks great and also doubles as a grammar resource in college for writing papers.
    Sheri M on Jul 12, 2020
    This book covers the basics for what you need to communicate intelligently. It has tons of review for everyday grammar. I'm purchasing it as curriculum for my 11 yr old.
    Beckie M on Jul 1, 2020
    Required for World Lit class
    Melissa B on Apr 25, 2020
    I want to improve my English Grammar skills
    Marlene P on Oct 6, 2019
    To go along with WriteShop course.
    User on Jul 25, 2019
    It seems to be clearly written and easy to understand, while also being comprehensive. Also, it had good reviews and was a best seller.
    Maralyn H on Nov 1, 2018
    help child brush up on grammar skills
    Thanh M on Oct 24, 2018
    Tracey P on Aug 15, 2018
    My college-level grammar resource didn’t provide sufficient examples for younger students.
    Nicole W C on Aug 5, 2018
    It was recommended to us by our supervising teacher.
    Donna J on Aug 4, 2018
    Book of choice through co-op
    Melissa L on Sep 11, 2017
    Shelly R on Sep 3, 2016
    I wanted something that would not be complicated for my granddaughter who has some learnings disabilities
    Laurie L on Aug 12, 2016
    Teacher asked
    Sandra D on Aug 11, 2016
    This has been the go to grammar book for many of our friends who teach grammar.
    Julie S on Jul 11, 2016
    Recommendation from Write Shop website.
    Tracy W on Apr 25, 2016
    Hoping to use this in our homeschool co-op.
    Patricia D on Mar 28, 2016
    to improve my English skills
    Nataly F on Sep 10, 2021
    Recommended for a high school level academic writing class
    Leigh Ann R on Aug 26, 2021
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    Wrong edition
    Needed 11th, picture shows 11th, ordered 11th, order form says 11th, received 12th edition.
    October 3, 2021
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