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

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

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Item #: 080591
ISBN: 9781623413750
Grades: 3-5

Product Description:

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

Publisher Description:


  • 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 ( 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.

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First time using this but have heard good things!
Samantha D on Mar 6, 2023
Used the 1 month trial & it worked really well. My son actually enjoyed learning grammar!
Melanie W on Jan 17, 2023
First time using this but have heard good things!
Samantha D on Mar 6, 2023
This came recommended by another homeschooling parent so I'm going to try it.
Naomi T on Feb 8, 2023
Used the 1 month trial & it worked really well. My son actually enjoyed learning grammar!
Melanie W on Jan 17, 2023
I have used the higher levels with my sons and it has been our favorite way to learn grammar. As a mom, I have learned a lot too. Now I am starting the books with my daughter.
Janene B on Dec 30, 2022
I have a 3rd grader who is ready to study grammer and this is the best out there for teaching grammer in a fun way.
Karen G on Nov 28, 2022
IEW is a fantastic program that has helped my children's writing tremendously!
Elizabeth W on Nov 11, 2022
Needing extra support in grammar.
Mollie H on Oct 21, 2022
I'm hoping it will help give my son a strong foundation in grammar.
Syma A on Sep 19, 2022
To supplement ELA curriculum
Brei W on Aug 19, 2022
looks fun.
cora l on Aug 18, 2022
We have been using fix it grammar but are very excited for this new and updated version of the course.
Wendy K on Aug 15, 2022
Recommended by a friend who has been homeschooled and is homeschooling her own children now for over 15 years.
Doug on Aug 9, 2022
Wanted a grammar program that was pretty much open and go independent work and trusted by many people.
Mandy S on Aug 2, 2022
My daughter LOVES grammar and enjoyed DOL's in public school so she chose this to mirror that in our homeschool this year.
Daurice W on Aug 1, 2022
Straightforward grammar program. Easy to use!
Thara R on Aug 1, 2022
Just hears so many good things about it and it uses classic literature.
Erin P on Aug 1, 2022
The quality and engaging nature of the IEW materials is always a delight. I also love that the skills are integrated with the other IEW materials that we will be using. Finally, the idea of a story that continues throughout the book will add the element of curiosity to each lesson as the story builds throughout the year.
Angela W on Jul 29, 2022
I have used it before and makes a great daily grammar lesson.
Melanie C on Jul 26, 2022
Our 7 year old needed something to complement his Cottage Press curriculum and this seemed to be a good fit.
Gloria M on Jul 16, 2022
It looks very interesting and fun for my son who does not like boring worksheets. Reviews were helpful too.
Sandra K on Jul 15, 2022
2nd grade phonics
Rebecca H on Jul 11, 2022
We completed the sample, and my Son enjoyed it.
Elizabeth S on Jul 7, 2022
My 7 year old needs more practice implementing grammar rules rather than just memorizing them.
Bridget N on Jul 7, 2022
Struggling to find a grammar program that is thorough but not time consuming for a student not retaining grammar easily.
Deborah T on Jun 22, 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
This came recommended by another homeschooling parent so I'm going to try it.
Naomi T on Feb 8, 2023
I have used the higher levels with my sons and it has been our favorite way to learn grammar. As a mom, I have learned a lot too. Now I am starting the books with my daughter.
Janene B on Dec 30, 2022
Is this a religious curriculum?
A shopper on Mar 18, 2023
BEST ANSWER: I have not found any references to religion, but we only made it half way through so I can’t say for sure. I tried the curriculum in grade 3 and it was too early for us.
My child is 11 and in 5th grade, completed 4th grade in public school last year. Which level should we start on?
Erica on Nov 7, 2022
BEST ANSWER: That certainly depends on the strength of the grammar instruction your child received. Based on my experience in the public school system, you should start with Level 1. You can always go at your own pace, but I suspect it will be perfect for you.
Someone said that they used Daily Grams along with the Fix It books. My son is going into fourth grade but I want to start with level one Fix it. If I did level one Fox it, should I do grade 3 or grade 4 Daily grams? I don’t want it to be Redundant.
Debbie on Jun 14, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea what Daily Grams is, but I've used Fix It with bith of my kids. I've used 3 levels and started in 3rd, then 4th, then 6th. Due to the skip in 5th grade, you could start in 4th and not skip a year. It is a GREAT program!
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
she likes it
My 11 year old had a good handle on grammar, as she is fluent in French & started French grammar early, so I was hesitant to start with a beginner book.
We just use it for the corrections & she enjoys it. She doesn't do the copy work & we don't do the 'further study' options.
She marks up the sentences & then we correct together.
She does about 2 weeks worth at a time, every week or 2.
November 15, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The easiest and simplest way to help teach grammar.
November 9, 2021
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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