I Laid an Egg on Aunt Ruth's Head

I Laid an Egg on Aunt Ruth's Head

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ISBN: 9780984554102
Grades: 4-12

Product Description:

If the fine points of our confusing language confuse you, Aunt Ruth paves the way for grammatical rescue. Using 43 entertaining stories, her nephew (the author) humorously resolves such "troublesome usage topics as lay vs. lie, the misunderstanding between affect and effect, and other usage issues. The story format provides help to avoid the most common usage and punctuation errors. A topical index serves as a reference, directing you to the just the right solution for your grammar ailments. For more information about any usage topic, a Common Rough Spots in English section lists them in alphabetical order, references the chapter, provides the grammar rule, and includes sentences modeling correct usage. The author also includes a table of past participles of irregular words.

Category Description for Aunt Ruth Grammar Series:

If the fine points of our confusing language have you - well - confused, Aunt Ruth has most likely paved the way for your grammatical rescue. In a series of 43 entertaining vignettes, her nephew (the author) humorously resolves the lay vs. lie issue, addresses the misunderstanding between affect and effect, and clarifies the fine distinction between nauseous and nauseated, along with explaining other "troublesome" usage topics. In a series of chapters you won't soon forget, John applies (generally) unrequested correctives to his Aunt's errant speech (in addition to laying eggs on her head). In doing so he not only provides valuable instruction to help your student avoid the most common usage and punctuation errors, but provides the veritable "spoonful of sugar" for the "medicine" of grammar instruction. Your students will enjoy using this text to study usage as opposed to a dry textbook. After reading each narrative, they can practice their understanding using the companion Aunt Ruth Grammar Drills for Excellence. Available in either print or CD format, it contains worksheet pages (and additional amusement) for each of the chapter topics, cumulative reviews at regular intervals (8 in all), and a 15-part (and 15-page) comprehensive review to use at the end. The CD-ROM is in Adobe Acrobat format and allows you to print as many copies of pages as needed for your own family. Answers to all worksheets and reviews are included.

To use as a reference, a topical index in the back will direct you to its corresponding chapter. For more information about any usage topic, a Common Rough Spots in English section lists them in alphabetical order, references the chapter it's featured in, provides the applicable grammar rule, and includes sentences modeling correct usage. The author also includes a table of Past Participles of Irregular Words for your conjugative delight.




Category Description for Grammar:

These programs focus on grammar only and do not cover usage or mechanics.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
4
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780984554102
Author
Joel Schnoor
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Gennesaret Press
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 6.25" x 0.75"
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I chose this for grammar review and reinforcement.
Becky M on Jan 28, 2021
my son laughed and laughed. who knew humor could teach grammar? it was kind of sassy tho
Coralie D on Aug 31, 2017
I chose this for grammar review and reinforcement.
Becky M on Jan 28, 2021
It had a fun title and I thought it might help the kids get excited about grammar.
Tracie H on Oct 2, 2017
my son laughed and laughed. who knew humor could teach grammar? it was kind of sassy tho
Coralie D on Aug 31, 2017
I read about it on Cathy Duffy's website. My daughter LOVES to read, so this seemed like an obvious choice.
Sherry F on Jun 23, 2017
Cathy Duffy Reviews. I was looking for a grammar program for my 11th & 12th graders who did ABeka last year for grammar. I just wanted something more fun for review, and not as intense.
HEATHER D on Sep 1, 2016
Fun, silly, yet practical grammar lessons. We use it once a week as a group. Fantastic!
Jodi M on Aug 10, 2016
Cathy Duffy Review
Delynn J on Jul 20, 2016
It had a fun title and I thought it might help the kids get excited about grammar.
Tracie H on Oct 2, 2017
I read about it on Cathy Duffy's website. My daughter LOVES to read, so this seemed like an obvious choice.
Sherry F on Jun 23, 2017
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An educational delight!
I purchased this book as a review for my ninth grader after he finished his copy of Analytical Grammar. He loved it immediately! This was a great way to review and reinforce material taught in the more rigorous AG. Grammar is definitely not his favorite subject, but, as soon as he started into this book, he was laughing out loud and sharing the tales with his younger brothers. They all sat down on the couch as he read it out loud to them. Not only do the situations and humor entertain them all, but they said that they really feel like they are understanding and learning grammar. We also purchased the workbook, and he finds them helpful as well. We will definitely be buying the second volume.
February 28, 2019
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