G.U.M.drops Grade 6

G.U.M.drops Grade 6

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Item #: 040526
ISBN: 9781933407043
Grades: 6

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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
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11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Grammar practice
mwburkhalter on Sep 15, 2021
Used last year. Was a good reinforcement.
Kelly M on Aug 28, 2018
Grammar practice
mwburkhalter on Sep 15, 2021
Looks like a good choice for simple, independent grammar work.
Dawnya K on Jul 23, 2019
Used last year. Was a good reinforcement.
Kelly M on Aug 28, 2018
Great resource to teach editing skills to children.
Paul A on Jan 4, 2018
It came in the fifth grade Rainbow Resource curriculum and he finished it quite quickly. It included 4 pages in each review and he completed one or maybe two reviews a week. So I updated to the sixth grade book!
Crystal H on Aug 30, 2017
This program looks like it will supplement LLATL well.
Pamela M on Aug 15, 2017
daughter requested, we have used before
Leah F on May 4, 2017
My daughter uses it at school and likes that it uses actual passages from books. She says it is like reading and doing grammar at the same time which is fun.
Denise M on Nov 30, 2016
Recommended with the rainbow starter package
User on Sep 5, 2016
Chandra H on Aug 14, 2016
Children love it
Dylan P on Aug 11, 2016
I thought it would be a beneficial supplement. It was not. Just busywork.
Camillia A on Jul 25, 2016
This is good if you have a firm foundation in language. It moves at a rapid pace though.
James M on Mar 11, 2016
Fun, effective grammar supplement!
Eric W on Feb 19, 2016
Kristen M on Feb 2, 2016
My son liked the last two gum drops books and I appreciated the use of classic literature in each lesson.
Cheryl C on Jan 11, 2016
Looks like a good choice for simple, independent grammar work.
Dawnya K on Jul 23, 2019
Great resource to teach editing skills to children.
Paul A on Jan 4, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
Good presentation of grammar with literature.
September 9, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I absolutely love this series! It is a resource for any Language Arts program and it just takes a few minutes a day 2 or 3 days a week.
August 6, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
this is a wonderful book just needs to be more pages so it would cover a whole year and if i use this again i will get the books that go along with it and do a book study along with the gum drops
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
These workbooks are almost like candy for my son - he loves them! We have used them since the first grade as a supplement for grammar and writing The idea of using real literature is an added bonus My son gets drawn into the stories from the excerpts used in GUMdrops then has to go read the actual books for himself The practice of editing has strengthened his grammar and writing skills Warning: Children can love editing so much they will start to edit everything - their texts their reading books menus store displays even their parents' writing!
January 30, 2009

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