Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 1: The Nose Tree

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Item #: 018481
ISBN: 9781623411718
Grades: 3-12

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Publisher: Institute for Excellence in Writing

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Absolutely Love!
Very easy to understand explain. I absolutely love it.
March 31, 2019
4 weeks ago
Overall good
Overall it is pretty good. I would have loved to see a bit more background knowledge to the grammar - currently it gives about 1-2 sentences on the "additional information" on each sentence -
I do love the concept of this style of learning grammar hands on - and my son looks forward to doing his sentences daily. He is eager to read the story start to finish.
October 28, 2017
1 year ago
Both my boys, ages 9 & 13 think it's like a treasure hunt to find the mistakes and mark noun, verb, etc. They don't even think of it as copy work! It's broken down into one sentence a day, which is perfect for my boys. They are learning so much with just doing a little bit every day. Great quality product for doing vocabulary, grammar, spelling all in one! Love it!
November 30, 2016
over 2 years ago
My kids found this grammar series a refreshing change from the way they had done grammar before while in the public schools. Much more interesting!
January 6, 2016
over 3 years ago
Best grammar program!
We have tried several popular grammar programs over the years. Most had two faults. First, they were painful for my daughter to execute. She hated grammar. Second, they didn't seem to stick. Fix It Grammar is a joy for our family. Both of my girls reach for it first among their subjects! They are also not only learning grammar but discussing the in's and out's of it on their own. I also love the copy work component. We will be using Fix It Grammar in the years to come!
October 29, 2015
over 3 years ago
My child really like this grammar book. She is learning a lot.
October 22, 2015
over 3 years ago
I am a big fan of children learning grammar and writing early so that as they get older it is easier to focus on specific writing tasks Last year I used "Daily Grams" and "First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind" with my 2nd grader I really liked both curriculum but my son disliked the Daily Grammar and he was less than thrilled about the First Language Lessons I decided to look for something that might be more appealing to him this year (And less of a fight to get him to do it!) When I stumbled upon "Fix It! Grammar: The Nose Tree " I decided to try it and my son LOVES it! He is a 3rd grader this yearHOW IT WORKS: "The Nose Tree" story is broken down into 1 sentence per day 4 days per week There is always a vocabulary word in the sentence that is bolded The first thing the child does is look the vocabulary word up in the dictionary determine the correct meaning based on the context and write the word and meaning down Then the child finds different parts of speech and grammar in the sentence and labels them This is pretty painless since there are grammar cards that come with the curriculum that I hand him to use He goes through the grammar cards and labels each in the sentence The program starts very simple and the first week you discuss nouns with the child and he/she looks for nouns and puts a n above the nouns The second week adds articles The third week adds pronouns etc Also introduced are paragraph symbols homophones (their there they're) punctuation quotations etc Finally the child copies a final draft of the sentence on an on-going sheet of paper By the time the program is done he/she will have hand-written the whole storyWHAT WE LIKE:My son loves the story He enjoys that each day builds the story and he likes to see what is going to happen next I love that he is learning parts of speech IN CONTEXT I think he will retain the information better I love that he is learning grammar and editing in a very painless way It's also great copy work My son writes a lot neater for this than he does for anything elseTHINGS TO KNOW:It is a fabulous curriculum!There are other books in the Fix It! Grammar series that we will be getting after this one This one is for grades 3-5 and it is recommended that children start with this one and do the others sequentially as the concepts build on each otherIt is very easy to use and requires no prep for me I often have my son do it himself and then just review to make sure he got everything correct The teacher book makes it simple to make sure everything is labeled correctlyAnother thing of note I bought both the teacher book and the student book However all you need is the teacher book and a printer since you can print off the student pages
September 14, 2014
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Recommended by a friend and Cathy Duffy review
Rachel P on Apr 8, 2019
Because the reviews shows that it additional information to help our students.
Francisco G on Jan 27, 2019
Recommended by a friend and Cathy Duffy review
Rachel P on Apr 8, 2019
Fix It! Grammar is recommended by IEW, which we use.
Anne C on Feb 6, 2019
Because the reviews shows that it additional information to help our students.
Francisco G on Jan 27, 2019
We have been working through First Language Lessons, and I wanted to add this component for reinforcement and practical application of grammar.
User on Jan 16, 2019
I have been pleased with the IEW history writing courses. I want to try this focus on grammar.
Katie M on Dec 29, 2018
Because, last week, I bought this with the student guide and it apparently went on grand adventure instead of hanging out with me and my poor grammar. If it arrives on your doorstep, please feel free to use it. My son and I are learning a lot from the student version.
Brandon P on Dec 3, 2018
looks like it will help our CC Essentials student learn editing skills
Julie M on Oct 3, 2018
Purchased to use in conjunction with the IEW program.
Stacie B on Sep 3, 2018
Simlple, thorough approach to grammar. Works well with IEW Teaching structure and style. Love it!
Mary W on Aug 31, 2018
Recommended by friend
Bryan H on Aug 30, 2018
I’ve heard lots of good things about this program. We tried 2 weeks for free this summer and it has a different approach, the lessons are immediately applied to a real story (you edit the real story).
Stacy u on Aug 28, 2018
Tina D on Aug 5, 2018
I wanted a grammar program to supplement our IEW Writing Intensive.
Crystal T on Jul 31, 2018
required for a co-op class
Karrie P on Jul 29, 2018
Heard great things
Angel K on Apr 7, 2018
Needed it to teach The Nose tree
Jacquelyn B on Feb 8, 2018
For myself to compliment the student book. So glad I purchased, we love it!
Melissa G on Nov 14, 2017
Recommended from a fellow home school parent
charles y on Oct 25, 2017
have the student book, but didn't purchase the manual initially
Amanda U on Sep 27, 2017
A friend recommended it.
Bonnie S on Sep 12, 2017
Looks like a fun way to learn grammar.
Dawn D on Aug 25, 2017
Stacey M on Aug 24, 2017
Grammar piece of
English class
Beth E on Aug 12, 2017
I have heard very good reviews about Fix It! Grammar. I really hope it works for my family.
Jennifer on Jul 31, 2017
I bought this to be able to help my daughter!
Billie A on Jul 3, 2017
We're hoping this will be a simple way to approach grammar. And, because it is learned in context, we hope that retention will be increased.
Cynthia S on Jun 14, 2017
I like that this grammar curriculum teaches kids to edit and perform rewrites instead of the usual grammar curricula that has them place marks that are not going to translate later on when editing papers.
Angela N on Apr 20, 2017
All reviews have been good! We've been using Daily Grams for quick grammar review each day, but are switching to this -- my girls like the idea of working through a story instead of random sentences.
Jana B on Apr 11, 2017
"I like the clear explanations and simplicity of practicing editing and grammar in about 15 minutes a day."
Linda V on Mar 19, 2017
This just looks so simple, pleasant and fun but highly educational. A perfect little vitamin of a lesson to mix in with our school day and really lay some solid foundation. We'll be adding Fix It Grammar 1 to FLL and WWE Levels 4
Kirstin G on Mar 9, 2017
We just read the book and wanted to supplement our grammar lessons.
Kristina H on Mar 6, 2017
Heard many good thing about it.
Lisa W on Mar 5, 2017
It can be used with multiple age/levels and it uses real literature to teach grammar. I still like sentence diagramming for the students to visualize structure, which I can add this to the Fix it curriculum.
Diana D on Feb 21, 2017
Bought the student manual
Alison U on Feb 7, 2017
To improve my daughter's writing mechanics.
Dawn M on Jan 31, 2017
Highly recommended by friends. Plus I really like anything IEW!
Krista B on Jan 16, 2017
Complete grammar program easy to use
Catherine N on Jan 3, 2017
suggestion from a homeschooling mom
Danielle L on Nov 18, 2016
A absolutely love this style of teaching grammar
Michael O on Nov 9, 2016
The Teachers Manual just makes life easier
Dawn O on Sep 29, 2016
Looking forward to teaching the kids grammar in action, rather than through isolated exercises that they may not apply to their own writing.
Jacob H on Sep 22, 2016
suggested at the Christian home school we attend
Gloria D on Sep 9, 2016
It has been recommended as a good grammar book. I have used IEW before and I trust it.
Kathleen C on Sep 2, 2016
only purchased student book....didn't realize I needed manual
Cindi L on Aug 30, 2016
This is necessary in order to guide your child through the workbook of the same name.
Dawn N on Aug 30, 2016
Recommended for use with IEW program.
Tonya G on Aug 23, 2016
We needed a grammar program change. Fix It seems that it will fit my daughter's needs and learning style.
chris s on Aug 16, 2016
For a class, my child is taking on virtual homeschool.
Deanna B on Aug 14, 2016
We decided to spice up our LA with this program. It is new to us, and we can use it with several children. We are looking forward to trying it out!
Jennifer H on Aug 11, 2016
Recommendation from a friend.
Daniel P on Aug 5, 2016
Fix It! Grammar is recommended by IEW, which we use.
Anne C on Feb 6, 2019
We have been working through First Language Lessons, and I wanted to add this component for reinforcement and practical application of grammar.
User on Jan 16, 2019
Any recommendations on a good usage supplement to round out/compliment this curriculum? Thank you!
Noelia on Mar 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You won't need a supplement. This curriculum builds so nicely in small increments. My kids have loved this program. This is our 3rd year using it and we go through about 2 books in 1 year. And we do math and LA year-around.
Is this a hard copy or a pdf file??
User on Oct 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's a hard copy. The student manual can be bought hard copy as well (see link below) or downloaded in PDF form from a code in the front of this manual. This teacher's manual is hard copy.
Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree
Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree
Any thoughts on using this with a variety of ages? I'm considering it for my 3rd, 5th, and 7th graders - but worry it would be too hard for the 3rd grader, too easy for the 7th grader. Are there any modifications for different ages?
Sarah on Jul 26, 2017
Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 1: The Nose Tree
Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual Book 1: The Nose Tree
Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree
Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1: The Nose Tree
BEST ANSWER: I think it would work with the 3rd and 5th grader. I am planning on using it with my 3rd and 4th grader this coming year. I would suggest starting your 7th grader with it but going through it faster. I did this with my 7th and 10th grader doing 2 days per day. If you did this your 7th grader could get through books 1 and 2 in one school year.
Does this have the download of the student book?
A shopper on May 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, you have to buy the student book download separate.
This is only the Teacher book with all of the answers and helps.
Do you need the teacher book to go along with the student book?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would highly recommend it even if you are an English major. They explain why some of the words are not marked, give you more tips, answers, reasons why some words are marked and the vocabulary answer and an advanced student more to do.
We love Fit It! Grammar. I cannot recommend it enough. My 5th grade son, who doesn't really like to write, loves it, and says that verbs, nouns, ect are easy to understand. You can really do it in 15 minutes 4 times a week. Hope this answer helps!
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