Fix It! Grammar Book 1: The Nose Tree (Teacher/Student Combo)

Fix It! Grammar Book 1: The Nose Tree (Teacher/Student Combo)

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Item #: 080591
ISBN: 9781623413514
Grades: 3-12

Publisher Description:

Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing.

Category Description for Fix It! Grammar:

It only makes sense that a writing program like IEW would have a different take on grammar acquisition. A good look at the Fix It! Program (in its new, improved, more user-friendly form) will convince you that its approach is both comprehensive and designed to maximize retention. Editing excellent literature models (well-loved books) plus targeted instruction, the student works on one passage per day (four per week). Students look for and correct embedded grammar errors and learn a new vocabulary word. Because there is a continuing story line, the daily grammar edits become fun and entertaining as well as challenging. The new six-volume series allows for mastery at each level plus spiraling (grade ranges for books correspond to IEW grade ranges).

Grammar lessons should take only 15 minutes per day, require teacher-student interaction one day per week, and allow the student to work somewhat independently the remaining days. This path to mastery also provides review cards for key grammar concepts as well as a grammar glossary for reference. In other words, the student is being equipped and trained to incorporate excellent grammar into their writing as well as being prepared to edit their own work.

Each course provides 33 weeks (one year) of grammar instruction and is comprised of a teacher's manual plus a student book. The general methodology is straight-forward. Read/discuss instructional material, edit one sentence daily, and then rewrite the passage (all four sentences) correctly. An added bonus is defining the vocabulary words that are identified in each sentence. The student is "encouraged" (i.e. required) to build a notebook for each course that will include the Fix Its, a Grammar Glossary (these first two are included in the spiral-bound student book) the Rewrite passages, and the written definitions of the vocabulary words.

Spiral-bound, consumable student books are available to purchase (from us) or as free PDF downloads from the publisher's website (for the purchasers of a teacher's manual). The Student Book provides the weekly lessons that include Learn It sections (systematic instruction), the Fix-It sections (assignments), and four daily sentences to edit. Weekly lessons devoted to review (no new material) are peppered throughout the course but predominate in the last half. The spiral-bound student book also provides a set of cardstock grammar review cards (these will need to be cut out) and the 45 pg. Fix It! Grammar Glossary that serves as a reference tool.

The Teacher Manual starts with some general how-to-and-why information on the course before proceeding to weekly lesson plans. These lesson plans include the same grammar instruction found in the student book plus complete corrective support (i.e. answer keys) for each of the daily sentence edits. "Fixes" are explained and grammatical "talking points" are provided. Helpful sidebar teacher's notes tell you that such and such concept will be taught in week such and such as well as interesting historical tidbits such as the name (pilcrow) for the paragraph mark and it origin (Middle Ages) and purpose (to separate content). A scope and sequence for the course as well as a copy of the Grammar Glossary complete the TM contents.

The Teacher/Student Combo packages provide both a Teacher Manual and a Student book.

In case it's not clear, the goal of these courses is FUN - along with learning and remembering good grammar, of course. They provide a light touch that is embedded in practicality. Obviously designed to complement the IEW writing courses, they are integrated with IEW terms such as dress-ups, acronyms (FANBOYS), and clause starters ( It's assumed that the student and teacher will be familiar with either the Teaching Writing Structure & Style or the Student Writing Intensive seminars from IEW. However, the Fix It! Edits can be done as a stand-alone program. I've been a lukewarm fan in general of editing approaches to grammar, but this one is quieting my concerns for systematic, structural coverage of grammar. I'm willing to admit that this combination of instruction and practical application will be highly effective. TMs - 225 - 250 pgs. spiral-bound; SBs - 120 pgs spiral-bound ~ Janice

Category Description for Combined Grammar, Mechanics:

These materials do not include a coverage of usage.

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Looking for a less traditional grammar curriculum
Erica D on Sep 30, 2021
A friend uses this curriculum and likes it. Teaching grammar can be difficult.
Melanie B on Sep 7, 2021
Looking for a less traditional grammar curriculum
Erica D on Sep 30, 2021
Ive heard great things and my son really needs the help
Lucas G on Sep 24, 2021
A friend uses this curriculum and likes it. Teaching grammar can be difficult.
Melanie B on Sep 7, 2021
We've decided to use this for our homeschool co-op
MyLisa F on Aug 28, 2021
I am looking for a grammar program that provides grammar usage and mechanics. The current program (GG) I am using is a learn-and-move-on process. I want something that continues to build on previous lessons, allowing students to see the grammar in use.
Jaimie R on Aug 19, 2021
recommended by teacher/evaluator
Heidi on Aug 19, 2021
Great addition to homeschool and writing curriculum. My oldest completed this book in 5th grade and now my youngest will do the same.
Beth C on Aug 12, 2021
Help with grammar practice. Recommended by many on YT
Veronica M on Aug 6, 2021
Great reviews found on Cathy Duffy website
Rosa M on Jul 27, 2021
Recommended by another homeschool mom
Tisha F on Jul 23, 2021
Very highly recommended by others!
Elliotte W on Jul 21, 2021
For a co-op writing course.
Regina G on Jul 19, 2021
This was recommended by my contact teacher through the homeschool organization we are enrolled in here in Alaska.
Alexander F on Jun 21, 2021
Branching out with my younger students from Rod and Staff, then CLE, now onto Fix It! Grammar. This goes well with IEW Writing which we are using next year again.
Elizabeth F on Apr 7, 2021
Highly recommended by several homeschool moms.
Johanna W on Apr 5, 2021
Ive heard great things and my son really needs the help
Lucas G on Sep 24, 2021
We've decided to use this for our homeschool co-op
MyLisa F on Aug 28, 2021
Do you have a PDF version? I am not from the US but I want to use this book for our homeschooling.
A shopper on Oct 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The Student Books are available as a free pdf download from the publisher for all purchasers of the Teacher Manual for any level. You might check with the publisher - Institute for Excellence in Writing - to see if they offer pdf download versions of the Teacher Manual, as well. We do not carry a pdf/download version of the TM.
Is this the 3rd edition?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is the 3rd edition.
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Rated 5 out of 5
I have found the perfect grammar curriculum!
I would absolutely recommend this curriculum for grammar. The concept is so simple and straightforward - learn and implement everyday. The kids don't even realize how it is being reinforced daily with a vocabulary word defined daily.
September 20, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great grammar program
Love the way this teaches grammar. I really liked reading the teachers book on how to help my kids learn from this. It suggests that we keep things light and fun - if mistakes are made to laugh and take it as a learning opportunity. Goes great with our IEW program.
August 29, 2021
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