NEW 2007 EDITION
EASY GRAMMAR: Grade 5
by Wanda Phillips
Easy Grammar was a favorite of ours. Learning prepositions first helped us eliminate confusing nouns and pronouns from the beginning. Also, we used Grammar Songs every time we started a new part of speech. (See Grammar Songs on this web site)
Years ago, when our sons were in the 1st grade and 3rd grade, I homeschooled another boy who was in 5th grade. (All the boys are now in their 20s now.) Last year, this young man just wrote me a letter out of the clear blue, completely unsolicited, about a college English class. Its something I will always treasure. I would love to share it with you because it drives home the point that if you make learning fun, they will remember it longer. The year he homeschooled with us, we used Easy Grammar AND Grammar Songs.
“Dear Mrs. Cooper, Thank you for teaching me grammar. I am back in college working on a degree in industrial engineering (robotics). Before I get to the technical courses, I must complete English Composition, among other basic classes. Our teacher also teaches grammar, and so emphasized it in our class, insisting that grammar is absolutely essential in order to write compositions. (I agree, of course.) To my amazement, the whole of the grammar he’s teaching us, which is challenging and confusing to many of the other students in my class, was taught to me by you in the fifth grade, and I remember it all! Prepositions, prepositional phrases, direct objects, indirect objects, subjects, predicates (verbs: main, helping, linking), predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, adjectives, adverbs, nouns, independent (main) and dependent (subordinate) clauses (and the comma rule), articles, phrases, etc. are all being taught in college! The teacher often expresses his disappointment in the public educational system, and reminds us that “this is college now” and “you should have learned this in high school.” Thanks to my experience in your class, this course is an easy A. Sincerely, AL”
Teacher Edition: Grade 5
· uses the prepositional approach.
Students are asked to delete prepositional phrases in order to help understand other concepts.
· In addition to grammar concepts, capitalization, punctuation, sentence types, phrases/clauses and friendly/business letters are included.
· Ample practice worksheets are offered for each skill.
· 53 prepositions introduced
· materials presented and reviewed throughout
· contains unit reviews, unit tests, cumulative reviews, and cumulative tests
· reproducible worksheets
· NEW: writing section "teaches" how to write appositives, semicolon construction, and compound sentences
Teacher Edition: Grade 5, $32.95
Click here for sample of Page 211
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Click here for sample of Page 497
Click here for sample of Page 531
Easy Grammar Student Workbook 5
· for student use
· contains worksheets and instruction sheets found in the teacher text
· 342 pages
· (Answer key and teaching strategies are contained in teacher edition only.)
Student Workbook 56, $13.95
Daily Grams, Grade 5
•capitalization and sentence combining from original Daily Grams 5/6 plus other NEW content
•Each DAILY GRAMS contains 180 reviews. Do one every day as a review to aid in Mastery Learning!
•*The format of each Gram is the same*
• Capitalization review
• Punctuation review
• General review of nouns, verbs, etc.
• General review of all concepts
• Sentence Combining
• Concepts are set up so that review usually occurs within twenty-five days.
•Use these the first 10 minutes of your English class time.
Daily Grams 5, $24.95
DAILY GRAM SAMPLE PAGES:
Click here for sample of Day 24
Click here for sample of Day 31
Click here for sample of Page 96