Caught Ya! Grammar with a Giggle

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Item #: 031116
ISBN: 9780929895048
Grades: 3-12
Author: Jane B. Kiester

Additional Details

Publisher: Maupin House
Contributor:Ralph Knudsen (Illustrator) ; Jacqueline Cake (Introduction by)
Pub. Date: November 1997
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 253
Edition: Reprint; Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc., illustrated
Language: English

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I decided not to use the story builders in this book but to use the novel How to eat fried worms It is a very versatile program for parents/teachers but be sure to look over this book in advance to get an understanding ofhow this works andbenefits your students Highly recommended
August 21, 2013
I wish I could say that Caught ya Grammar with a Giggle worked for me with homeschooling but it didn't The approach behind it is for 'fun' ad the title suggests but not 'easy' as it suggests I struggled with adapting it to homeschooling as it was heavily written for a classroom setting Maybe it was because I was trying to adapt it for one student a 10 year old (the older child has an online program)Every chapter every paragraph in the book is in teacher-talk and is meant for the classroom I didn't find it 'easy' or 'effective' in this situation Wish I had saved my money in this case
May 20, 2013
As a homeschooling parent I couldn't really adapt this book for at home use since it is a classroom guide It's too bad as it may have worked otherwise if it were adapted for home school use
October 5, 2012
"Caught Ya! Grammar With a Giggle" has definitely been guilty of causing many giggles in my home! The author has many useful tips and instructions in the book ~ but in my opinion the real gem is in the prepared stories found in the last half of the book There are three complete stories one for each grade level (grades 3-5 grades 6-8 and grades 9-11) prepared and ready for your school use plus three additional story suggestions (one for each grade level) with plot ideas and suggestions for you to write yourself One sentence (there are 100 sentences per story) is read a day and the kids search for and correct all of the grammar mistakes they can find (answers are provided for the teacher) and learn a new vocabulary word with each sentence The story is very funny and my kids actually beg to do more than one a day (there have been days when they were not satisfied with doing 3 or 4 sentences)! We have started the first story long ago and have had long periods when we were not able to pull out the book (summer break Christmas break illness weekends and when mom just plain forgot about this resource ~ can you relate?) but that just doesn't seem to matter at all We simply read the story up to the point where we stopped (reviewing all vocabulary words previously learned as we go) and continue on My kids are currently in 3rd and 5th grades and we use a Charlotte Mason approach to schooling so we do not have much grammar instruction in addition to this book My youngest goes first at trying to find the mistakes then my 5th grader adds the mistakes she has found as well Then I will let them know how many more errors there are to locate and they eagerly search the sentence enjoying the challenge to find it on their own Lastly we each try to guess the meaning of the new vocabulary word using context clues from the sentence and then one of them looks the work up in the dictionary and reads the definition Even my two younger children (ages 3 and 6) enjoy hearing the story especially when their name is included in the plot! If a new grammar skill is learned (ie use of commas between adjectives) we sometimes practice this new skill by creating sentences of our own to write out or by locating an appropriate worksheet online or in another resource from the bookshelf We have learned a lot of grammar and some very fun vocabulary words that my kids now use in their own speech and writing It is not uncommon to hear a request for this book at the start of each school day Caught Ya! Grammar With A Giggle and Mad Libs are my kids absolute most favorite school activities This is a stupendous resource that your astounded pupils will be enraptured by (hint: this sentence includes four vocabulary words my kids now know and use thanks to "Caught Ya! Grammar With A Giggle")
January 12, 2009
Stop right there if you want your kids to love grammar! This is a must have for teaching grammar in an easy fun and innovative way to multiple age students My 3rd and 5th grader loved this daily grammar lesson To them it was a game they loved to play During our summer break both my kids asked me if we could still do "Caught Ya" Grammar Not to mention all the times they enjoy saying "Caught Ya! Mom" when they find my grammatical errors! This book makes learning grammar fun for everyone!
July 25, 2008
Do you want your kids to giggle all through those tough grammar lessons while learning at the same time? Then Caught Ya! Grammar with a Giggle is the book for you Written for a classroom setting this book has been easily adaptable for my 2 homeschooled children (ideas are given on how to do this) It has been a fun and easy way to "teach" grammar Using a sentence or two from a continuing silly story (some samples provided or think up your own) with errors such as missing capitals punctuation homophones etc children fix up the mistakes by rewriting the sentence correctly The wonderful part about this program is that there is no frustration- the student gets a 100 for fixing anything they missed! In addition to grammar each sentence contains a new vocabulary word The process only takes 10 minutes with a high return on learning Even my 1st grader could do it! This book has ideas that will last you for yearsI highly recommend Caught Ya! Grammar with a Giggle for the public and home school class
April 17, 2007
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Series used at school - for practice at home
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Leslyn P on Feb 22, 2017
My principal had used this before and recommended it.
Beth L on Nov 7, 2016
Series used at school - for practice at home
Teresa P on Oct 20, 2015
My principal had used this before and recommended it.
Beth L on Nov 7, 2016
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