G.U.M.drops Grade 8

G.U.M.drops Grade 8

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Item #: 040528
ISBN: 9781933407067
Grades: 8

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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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Recommended by a friend.
Sasha S on Jun 4, 2022
Painless way to teach some grammar and punctuation!
Sherre J on Aug 21, 2021
Recommended by a friend.
Sasha S on Jun 4, 2022
Grammar practice
mwburkhalter on Sep 15, 2021
Painless way to teach some grammar and punctuation!
Sherre J on Aug 21, 2021
recommended as part of curriculum packages
Lisa L on Jul 21, 2021
Student very much enjoyed Grade 7 book.
Christine S on Apr 3, 2021
It was recommended to me years ago by Rainbow Resources. I used it with my older daughter and really liked it. I am ordering it for my younger kids now.
Robin M on Aug 23, 2020
looks simple and fun, and I appreciate that the reading selections go through a synopsis of a whole book.
Audrey I on Jul 30, 2020
These simple lessons have helped teach grammar rules for our oldest. It uses passages from classical books as part of its lessons in editing. The lessons are as little as 10 minutes a day. We will be continuing these for our other children.
Grace D on Jul 27, 2020
Excellent idea for both grammar lessons and proofreading skills on classic literature!
Natalie P on Jun 5, 2020
These are the best grammar books! I have used them for all my children, three are now in college. Out of my five children they all enjoyed these workbooks, have excelled in Language Arts, and increased their interest in reading great books.
Dylan P on Dec 30, 2019
Bought one for each of my girls, but want to work with them in my own book.
Kathern C on Sep 5, 2019
Looks like a good choice for simple, independent grammar work.
Dawnya K on Jul 23, 2019
G.U.M. drops came highly recommended
Jodi K on Apr 30, 2019
For my 8th grader LA homeschool curriculum
Daniel D on Aug 23, 2018
I wanted some grammar practice for them to go along with their McGuffey readers and Harvey's. They are loving these books!! And I love that they are putting the skills to practice and not just filling in blanks!!
User on Oct 8, 2017
Shelly M on Sep 5, 2017
We have used all the books at one time or another. They are a great resource to teach editing skills.
Valerie C on Jul 5, 2017
Need to focus on Grammar Usage and Mechanics. This looks good!
Nicole C on May 2, 2017
concise grammar curriculum that meets all grammar standards.
Heidi J on Aug 16, 2016
Chandra H on Aug 14, 2016
melissa c on Jan 25, 2016
To work on editing
Lindy N on Jan 18, 2016
Grammar practice
mwburkhalter on Sep 15, 2021
recommended as part of curriculum packages
Lisa L on Jul 21, 2021
Is this an actual book on paper?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Are you asking if this is an ebook? It is not an ebook. It is a regular workbook with excerpts from classic literature that one corrects as instructed on each assignment. I hope that helps.
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Nice grammar curriculum
It’s a nice set up. It’s exposes the kiddos to different literary works while helping them correct grammar.

My child had no problem doing it alone.

My child wished it went up to High School??
April 29, 2020
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