G.U.M.drops Grade 5

G.U.M.drops Grade 5

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Item #: 040525
ISBN: 9781933407036
Grades: 5

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...as in Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics practice presented through short daily doses of editing practice! Editing is a valuable skill for children to learn, both as a stand alone skill and to help them become better writers themselves. Good writers are also frequently those students who actively read good writing. This series combines these two elements by focusing students on editing passages from classic literature, covering grade appropriate concepts in grammar, usage, and mechanics at each level. To ensure that students are not editing above their skill level, the books present worksheets covering each rule or concept before the student is expected to edit for it. For example, the first page may cover complete sentences, and then the next page offers students a passage to edit which contains both complete sentences and sentence fragments. At least three out of every five pages are editing passages, as this remains the focus. Worksheets in the back of the book switch to various language and usage concepts after the rules have been covered. In this way, the workbooks progress through age-appropriate concepts, continually building on previous skills and increasing in difficulty. As mentioned, the focus of the workbooks is on the actual editing passages. Because the original works are often too advanced in vocabulary or do not follow the same rules as modern English, the excerpts included in these workbooks are not from the original books. Rather, the passages in the first three books have been taken from the EDCON Classic Worktext series (see description in our Reading Comprehension section), adaptations of the classics written specifically for younger grade levels, yet retaining the original flavor of the books. The later four books include passages especially rewritten for students, summarizing the entire story into a series of shorter passages to be edited. Students not only get editing practice, they are also familiarized with six classic works per level. The G.U.M. drops series is useful for a light introduction to English and grammar for younger grades, or as a refresher or daily review for any grade to supplement any curriculum. Teacher pages are included in the back of each book. 123 pgs.

Download PDF Samples:Grades 1-2  |  Grades 3  |  Grades 4  |  Grades 5  |  Grades 6  |  Grades 7  |  Grades 8

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Melissa Nelsen
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In the Think of Things
0.6 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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We use this to supplement teaching grammar to our children. It's easy and quick.
Grace D on Apr 30, 2022
My daughter likes editing literature passages and enjoyed the fourth grade edition this year
Kristi C on Mar 30, 2019
We use this to supplement teaching grammar to our children. It's easy and quick.
Grace D on Apr 30, 2022
summer enrichment
E M on Jun 30, 2021
My daughter likes editing literature passages and enjoyed the fourth grade edition this year
Kristi C on Mar 30, 2019
His teacher choose this.
Lily F on Aug 20, 2018
Needed for a writing class we are taking this fall
Anita F on Jul 9, 2018
Angela Y on Aug 24, 2017
Looks to be a good supplement to our language arts program.
Mary G on Jan 8, 2017
Recommended from Rainbow Resources Homeschool Kit
Juan We C on Dec 23, 2016
We have used gumdrops for 2 years and my daughter enjoys the study and does well.
Alisa W on Sep 12, 2016
Chandra H on Aug 14, 2016
I bought this to help with my tutoring business. I am always looking for ways to increase grammar skills by editing passages.
Anna M on Jul 4, 2016
I saw it in the starter package, so I took that as a recommendation.
Dana D on May 22, 2016
Looked interesting
mark h on Apr 5, 2016
My girls loved doing G.U.M. Drops this year and asked to get them again for next year.
Kari M on Feb 10, 2016
We have purchased these books in the past. My children love reading and correcting the classic literature.
Stephanie L on Feb 10, 2016
summer enrichment
E M on Jun 30, 2021
His teacher choose this.
Lily F on Aug 20, 2018
Does this series include sentence diagramming? Thank you!
Hannah on Jun 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: No, this teaches students by having them find and edit mistakes in prewritten work. They learn how to use punctuation, how to make subject and verb match, how to use the proper homonym, how to use irregular plurals, and other things of that nature.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great grammar book
I've used all the various levels of these books over the years and find them to be fantastic. The children are learning usage, grammar, and mechanics in easy to use lessons. The literature based passages exposes them to literary works of art and I love the length of the assignments. Not to short or too long. Just right.
September 14, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Daughter loves them
G.U.M drop books have become a favorite of my children. And I love them ready classic literature, so it's a win win.
March 16, 2016
over 6 years ago

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