Fix It! Grammar: Level 4 Mowgli/Shere Khan (Teacher/Student Combo)

Fix It! Grammar: Level 4 Mowgli/Shere Khan (Teacher/Student Combo)

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ISBN: 9781623413781
Grades: 6-8

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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 4 Mowgli and Shere Khan builds on concepts taught in previous levels and presents a thorough explanation of additional punctuation rules, essential/nonessential clauses, complex sentence patterns, transitional prepositional openers, 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
6
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781623413781
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
2.5438 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.12" x 10.0" x 1.5"
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All the Fix It's so far have been a great fit for my kids!
Sara G on Jun 24, 2022
I Chose Fix It Grammar because it is easy to teach, its systematic, keep reviewing already taught concepts and it has a check list on the top even for us mama's. Also, the child writes out a story over the course of a year, a sentence a day and at the end of the book you get to read the story. Furthermore, there are grammar cards , grammar notes, all sorts of lists, one vocabulary word a day and only takes 15 to 20 minutes a day! yuppie. Thank you Fix It Grammar
Joanne M on Aug 5, 2021
All the Fix It's so far have been a great fit for my kids!
Sara G on Jun 24, 2022
My daughter does better seeing how the sentence can be diagrammed by marking the actual sentence and not splitting it up into a diagram.
CRYSTAL B on Nov 14, 2021
I Chose Fix It Grammar because it is easy to teach, its systematic, keep reviewing already taught concepts and it has a check list on the top even for us mama's. Also, the child writes out a story over the course of a year, a sentence a day and at the end of the book you get to read the story. Furthermore, there are grammar cards , grammar notes, all sorts of lists, one vocabulary word a day and only takes 15 to 20 minutes a day! yuppie. Thank you Fix It Grammar
Joanne M on Aug 5, 2021
next book in the series, love this curriculum!
Brenda P on Jul 13, 2021
As frustrating as Grammar can be to learn and teach, this course is really easy on the teacher and student. It really helps the students to learn how to read writing and find errors. It's one thing to know the parts of speech, it's a whole different thing to know how to use them properly.
Amy N on Jun 3, 2021
We love Fix It! Grammar, it has completely changed my sons feelings about grammar and has taken away all the anxiety it used to give him. He has learned and grown so much with this curriculum and now thinks he may want to become a writer when he grows up!
faith c on May 25, 2021
IT greatly helps on the ACT. Short lessons, interesting, and easy to do on their own
Angel S on Apr 21, 2021
My daughter does better seeing how the sentence can be diagrammed by marking the actual sentence and not splitting it up into a diagram.
CRYSTAL B on Nov 14, 2021
next book in the series, love this curriculum!
Brenda P on Jul 13, 2021
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