Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle for Middle School: Giggles in the Middle

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Jane Bell Kiester, author of the popular Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle series, has adapted her effective and fun approach to meet the specific learning needs of middle-school students. This resource improves writing and editing skills, raises test scores, engages students, and creates classrooms filled with giggles! Giggles in the Middle offers middle-school teachers all the benefits of the previous Caught'ya! books, plus some helpful "extras" created especially for the middle-school student. You'll find: •One...

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Overview

Jane Bell Kiester, author of the popular Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle series, has adapted her effective and fun approach to meet the specific learning needs of middle-school students. This resource improves writing and editing skills, raises test scores, engages students, and creates classrooms filled with giggles! Giggles in the Middle offers middle-school teachers all the benefits of the previous Caught'ya! books, plus some helpful "extras" created especially for the middle-school student. You'll find: •One continuous story, "The Bizarre Mystery of Horribly Hard Middle School," divided into three parts, each with enough sentences for an entire school year. •Classroom-tested writing assignment suggestions, mini-lessons, and teaching tips. •"Almost-midterm" and final exam tests for each grade, with teacher keys. •Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. •Complete vocabulary lists for words used in each story. •A CD with the Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Guide for easy reference and duplication; the complete, uninterrupted story in narrative form; and the Caught'ya! sentences. Giggles in the Middle gives middle-school teachers the perfect alternative to boring grammar books and dry lectures. With this flexible, proven approach to developing grammar, usage, and mechanics (GUM) skills, as well as vocabulary, everyone has fun while they learn!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929895888
  • Publisher: Maupin House Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Series: Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle Series
  • Pages: 406
  • Sales rank: 137,813
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted October 3, 2009

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    Giggles + Grammar = Learning Fun

    The format of Giggles in the Middle is unique to any other book I have used so far. The whole curriculum revolves around the story of group of students and Horribly Hard Middle School. It is split up into three middle school years, but instructions include how to implement it if you are starting in 7th or 8th grade. Each year includes 125 Caught'yas.


    What's a Caught'ya exactly? The Caught'ya method is an integrated way to teach language skills in context. It allows you to teach grammar, usage, mechanics, vocabulary, paragraphing, sentence structure, homophones, misspelled words and more all within the context of a story. After the introduction of the story is read, each Caught'ya is a 2 to 4 sentence paragraph continuing the story. The hitch? They are full of errors that the student needs to correct.

    The neat thing is the teacher can change them according to what they feel is appropriate for the level of the students.

    Interspersed between the Caught'yas are writing ideas related to the story. These are fun and make the student think a bit. They encompass many different writing topics such as narratives and persuasive writing.


    There is also a great deal of rich vocabulary introduced. With most middle school material, I tend to find both the activities and vocabulary weak for accelerated students. There is none of that in Giggles in the Middle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2007

    Perfect for English Middle School Teachers

    I reccomend this book to all English Teachers!!!! This book is very good for students in English Class. It allows time for you to grade papers, while the class does a daily edit or two from this book.

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