Jensen's Punctuation (combined volume)

Jensen's Punctuation (combined volume)

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Item #: 000700
ISBN: 9780890519943
Grades: 6-12

Product Description:

This volume combines both former books Major Punctuation and General Punctuation. It is "the complete guide to all your punctuation needs." The first part covers rules for the five basic errors that account for 75-90% of punctuation errors in student writing. The second section deals with all punctuation from the comma to the parenthesis. Both reference manual and practice book, it contains complete explanation of rules along with plenty of practice. We have used these with great success and all four older daughters credited this systematic program with increasing their score on the English portion of the ACT. All exercises are taken from classical or historical texts, adding to the educational value. Instructions and answer key included.

Publisher Description:

"The lessons are quick and painless, about 5-10 minutes each, and you will find these exercises more interesting than what's usually found in grammar texts since they are examples from real books." Teresa Schultz-Jones, national reviewer

Jensen's Punctuation is a punctuation rule book with page after page of examples for students to work through. It has been developed with constant repetition for long-term retention and includes exercises taken from classical literature. All of the answer keys for exercises and tests are included with this one volume.

Students completing this course will learn valuable skills.

  • The five basic rules for compound sentences that solve 75-90% of your punctuation problems.
  • How to use the punctuation index to help you master all the punctuation rules worth knowing.
  • The three types of key words and how they signal what type of punctuation is needed, if any.
  • What kinds of words in what kinds of situations need capitals and how to identify them in sentences.
  • When and when not to use a comma with modifiers occurring in various positions in a sentence.
  • How to correctly use the semicolon in the most common situation in which it occurs.
  • Daily Lesson plan included.

Category Description for Mechanics:

These materials focus on mechanics only and do not cover grammar orusage.

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Grade Start
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Frode Jensen
Softcover Book
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Master Book Publishers
1.25 (lbs.)
10.88" x 8.38" x 0.5"
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Required book for home school co op learning.
Katie P on Aug 11, 2023
My high school student needs help with mechanics! This looks like a comprehensive explanation of mechanics with good practice.
Audrey B on Jun 29, 2021
Required book for home school co op learning.
Katie P on Aug 11, 2023
My middle schooler asked for something to help him review punctuation rules that he struggles with in his writing.
Robyn R on Jun 8, 2022
My high school student needs help with mechanics! This looks like a comprehensive explanation of mechanics with good practice.
Audrey B on Jun 29, 2021
excellent prep for the SAT
Anne B on May 8, 2021
It is used for a class at One Day Academy
Tina P on Aug 19, 2020
Jensen's Punctuation does an incredible job preparing students for ACT/SAT English. Students were also well prepared for college.
Renee U on Jul 29, 2020
My son will be a senior and he is dyslexic, so he struggles with punctuation. He requested this.
User on Jul 15, 2020
Recommended by a English teacher
LAKSHMI R on Mar 23, 2020
homeschool coop class requirement
Kimberly A on Aug 27, 2019
Required for One Day Academy
Rachel H on Jul 6, 2019
My son is taking middle school english class and this is what the teacher uses. We never used this curriculum before but it looks really good!
Athena H on Aug 28, 2018
Required for One Day Academy class. English 2
Wanda H on Aug 1, 2018
Required for a class
YinPing C on Jul 27, 2018
Mary Lu R on Sep 26, 2017
Cost and description sounded like what I needed.
Martha M on Sep 4, 2017
It has been recommended by another home school mom as a good study.
chris on Aug 29, 2017
these books were needed for a class
Angel W on Aug 13, 2017
Used by the homeschool resource center we attend.
Starr C on Aug 1, 2017
Using it in a class
Tina J on Jul 8, 2017
Of all the writing challenges, punctuation has been a problem for all of my 7 children. This book really helps them learn the rules for a lifetime of writing.
Catherine N on Jul 6, 2017
Started using the older version with my 9th grader last year. Saw this new version and like the way the lessons are presented much better. I also like the way there is a schedule of assignments to follow.
Tammy N on Jun 29, 2017
This was recommended by my high school advisor. It's okay, so far as it goes, but does not seem to recognize the very wide usage of commas, for example. It's nice to pick rules for punctuation, but we must also admit that many times those "rules" get bent. There is also not really anything other than punctuation, so if you are looking for grammar, look elsewhere.
User on Jun 25, 2017
My daughter wanted to work on punctuation, and this seemed like a great fit.
Kimberly W on Mar 2, 2017
English class
Donna B on Aug 29, 2016
This is a required text for my son's English class through his one day school. I read a little about it on the Cathy Duffy list. This will be out first year using this workbook.
Cary E on Aug 25, 2016
repurchase - like this book
Sara R on Aug 11, 2016
necessary for online class
Annette T on Jul 26, 2016
My son requested a program that would emphasize punctuation that he could use as a review.
Liza D on Jul 18, 2016
I bought this for an online Composition class.
Yannah C on Dec 11, 2015
Curriculum provider suggested this item
Patricia G on Oct 13, 2015
My middle schooler asked for something to help him review punctuation rules that he struggles with in his writing.
Robyn R on Jun 8, 2022
excellent prep for the SAT
Anne B on May 8, 2021
what grade would this be recommended for?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe that depending on the previous grammar work the student has done, it would be appropriate for high school. We have always (x6) used it as an extra practical review after doing the more intense Jensen's Grammar in 10th -11th grades. We always did the Easy Grammar series, then Rules of the Game for about 2 years, then l felt they could really appreciate and master Jensen's Grammar. believe the punctuation can stand alone, but is better as "icing on the cake" after the Jensen's Grammar. Enter
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Rated 4 out of 5
Very useful and simple
Excellent way to reinforce grammar using a focus on punctuation. Excellent for college prep.
October 5, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Pick up after Jensen’s Grammar
You should pick up Jensen’s Grammar first. Wasn’t sure, myself, which came first or if it mattered. Even the author says his books should go in this order: Vocabulary, Grammar,Punctuation and then Format Writing. He explains that he starts with words and then sentence building before paragraphs and longer composting exercises.
Haven’t used it yet. Looks good. I will need to adjust stars when I get to it.
September 9, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
There is only one real measure of any curriculum: Does it work? I can honestly say that Jensen�s Punctuation does the job My children have done the workbooks from that big name publisher for years but still didn�t retain the punctuation rules Now that my seventh and tenth grade sons have been working through this book I am seeing vast improvements in their writing � and isn�t that where it really counts?There aren�t any frills here just sequential spaced repetition The method is similar to the style of Saxon math In the major punctuation section Jensen introduces a concept and then reviews all the preceding material taught each day for five days before introducing another concept I spend fifteen minutes on Monday teaching the material and then I�m done The general punctuation section simply presents the rules and has the student edit a short story each day I have my students correct their own work and report back what they learned that day Somehow seeing what they did wrong has made it more real to them than another mom lecture The book is not reproducible but students can simply write their answers on notebook paper or since it�s a one-book program that costs just about twenty dollars � I can afford for each student to have his own It will work especially well for students who are already independent workers Rarely do I agree with the recommended ages of books but I can say that I do this time; any student from seventh grade on will benefit from this methodical approach
February 28, 2008

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