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

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

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ISBN: 9781623413750
Grades: 3-5

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Includes

  • Teacher’s Manual
  • Student Book

Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! Grammar™ is a six-year, incremental program that encourages students to apply new grammar knowledge in every lesson while continuing to practice what they already know.

Level 1 Nose Tree presumes no prior grammar knowledge and introduces basic parts of speech, end-mark punctuation, phrases, clauses, homophones, and more.

Category Description for Fix It! Grammar:

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a well-loved program getting any better. IEW’s Fix It! Grammar - 4th edition – will change your mind on that. There are some excellent improvements, most notably in the teaching-assignment sequences, but the fun-to-use and user-friendly program is still distinctive in its systematic approach that melds structure-of-language instruction with usage-based practice. Some of the improvements include thorough explanations, lists of errors for each passage, blank lines for copywork, expanded scope and sequence, and seamless transition between levels allowing for mastery plus spiraling.

The six-year course sequence has changed but the grade and IEW writing level designations for each level remain the same.

    Level 1 (4-5; SSS-A) is still Nose Tree.
    Level 2 (4-5; SSS-A) (formerly Robin Hood) is Town Mouse and Country Mouse.
    Level 3 (6-8; SSS-B) (formerly Frog Prince) is Robin Hood.
    Level 4 (6-8; SSS-B) (formerly Little Mermaid) is Mowgli and Shere Khan.
    Level 5 (8-12; SSS-C) (formerly Chanticleer) is Frog Prince.
    Level 6 (8-12; SSS-C) (formerly Sir Gawain) is Little Mermaid.

Obviously, if you’ve been using this program, you may be concerned about a next grade level course with the same title as last year. IEW assures us that “the stories themselves have been rewritten and the teaching content has been expanded. Therefore, there should be no concern if a student repeats a story from third edition while working through the new fourth edition Fix It! Grammar series.” While designed as a six-year, start-to-finish program, according to IEW, Frog Prince (Level 5) and Little Mermaid (Level 6) are useful for high school students who need a refresher course or who are preparing for standardized tests.

There are 30 weekly lessons in each course. Each of these begin with one day of expanded and targeted instruction coupled with examples. Daily assignments for the remaining four days follow. These daily lessons are based on passages from the course story. A guide at the top of each lesson page lists the assignment’s tasks. Each lesson has four distinct tasks:

    Read It! - read passage and look up vocabulary word.
    Mark It! - mark the passage using the guide.
    Fix-It! - correct the passage using the guide.
    Rewrite It! - copy the corrected passage.

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 suggests 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 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 correctly. Defining the vocabulary words that are identified in each sentence is an added bonus.

The Student Book provides both the weekly lessons and the space to complete them. Weekly lessons devoted to review (no new material) are peppered throughout the course but predominate in the last half. Appendices in the spiral-bound student book provide the complete story (a compilation of the daily sentences), various IEW resource pages, and a Grammar Glossary that serves as a reference tool.

The Teacher Manual starts with some general how-to-and-why information plus a complete scope and sequence for the course. Daily lesson plans include the same grammar instruction found in the student book plus a wealth of additional information and 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 serve as a cross-reference to other lessons as well as interesting historical tidbits such as the name (pilcrow) for the paragraph mark and its origin (Middle Ages) and purpose (to separate content). Appendices with the story, IEW references, and a copy of the Grammar Glossary complete the Teacher Manual.

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 (www.asia.b). The Fix It! materials can be done as a stand-alone program. I've been a lukewarm fan of editing approaches to grammar, but this one is also strong in providing systematic, structural coverage of grammar. This combination of instruction and practical application is 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.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
3
Grade End
5
ISBN
9781623413750
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
2.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 1.12"
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My first time to purchase this, as I saw another post that someone did this alongside daily grams and it was a great fit, rather than doing easy grammar. We are currently doing daily grams, but wanted another resource for grammar. So am trialling this. From reviews I have seen on Fix It! it appears great, and kids love the stories, so hoping this will be motivating and enjoyable.
Rachel S on May 1, 2022
Simple, short lessons
Shannon B on Apr 20, 2022
My first time to purchase this, as I saw another post that someone did this alongside daily grams and it was a great fit, rather than doing easy grammar. We are currently doing daily grams, but wanted another resource for grammar. So am trialling this. From reviews I have seen on Fix It! it appears great, and kids love the stories, so hoping this will be motivating and enjoyable.
Rachel S on May 1, 2022
Looking for a more fun grammar. I have a little experience with IEW and have enjoyed it so far.
User on Apr 23, 2022
Simple, short lessons
Shannon B on Apr 20, 2022
I'm looking for a new grammer program and this one looks like it might work for my son.
Jessica P on Apr 14, 2022
Short and helpful daily grammar. Easy to use and has an answer key.
Kathryn W on Apr 11, 2022
I've heard great things about IEW and look forward to getting this and the other resources I ordered into my hands and incorporating them into our Charlotte Mason homeschool this upcoming Fall.
Heidi S on Apr 1, 2022
We wanted a great Mastery grammar curriculum, this seems to fit! It will work well with Winston grammar.
Angela G on Feb 25, 2022
trying it out for my elementary student as a supplement
M M on Oct 27, 2021
Many friends use this as their grammar curriculum and their children enjoy it while learning. Also it takes minutes a day to do
Cara E on Oct 20, 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
Looking for a more fun grammar. I have a little experience with IEW and have enjoyed it so far.
User on Apr 23, 2022
I'm looking for a new grammer program and this one looks like it might work for my son.
Jessica P on Apr 14, 2022
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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Love it!
I’m so thankful that we made the switch after 5 years of something else. It’s exactly what my kids needed to help them learn and not be overwhelmed with new information.
December 24, 2021
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5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The easiest and simplest way to help teach grammar.
November 9, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
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
Purchased
9 months 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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9 months ago


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