Scholastic Guide to Grammar

Scholastic Guide to Grammar

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by Marvin Terban
     
 


The ultimate resource for proper grammar.

The SCHOLASTIC GUIDE TO GRAMMAR is an easy-to-use, color-coded, tabbed guide packed full of information, examples, and tips for English language arts success. Write a paper, meet new people, apply for a job, and more, with perfect grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Join "Professor Grammar" on this guided journey through

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The ultimate resource for proper grammar.

The SCHOLASTIC GUIDE TO GRAMMAR is an easy-to-use, color-coded, tabbed guide packed full of information, examples, and tips for English language arts success. Write a paper, meet new people, apply for a job, and more, with perfect grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Join "Professor Grammar" on this guided journey through the intricacies of the English language.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
The subtitle of this book is hyperbolically accurate. Every rule you ever learned about grammar (and later forgot) is included in this text. The book is a reminder of exactly how difficult a language English is to learn, to write, to spell, and to use. Young grammarians will find the book comprehensive, including parts of speech, sentences, paragraphs, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and expressive writing. The format is colorful and punctuated with the author's avatar, interjecting exceptions to the rule. Old war horses like, "I" before "e" except after "c," or when it sounds like "a" as in "neighbor" and "weigh," are trotted out only to be proven "exceptionally" wrong. The most fun, of course, is the section of, "Getting your Message Across," which includes metaphors and idioms and—my personal favorite—onomatopoeia. The mini-thesaurus at the back of the book is actually a pretty good tool for students and might even serve well for readers preparing for entrance exams. Examples offered of English usage are frequently, groaningly, humorous or punny, making this a relatively light-hearted book from which to learn. A solid purchase for classroom, library, or personal use. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545356695
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Marvin Terban is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, most of them about the English language. Called a "master of wordplay" by the American Library Association's Booklist and "Mr. English for Kids" by the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club, Marvin is truly an expert on teaching the art of language. For over 40 years, Marvin has taught English, Latin, Public Speaking, Theater, and other subjects at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.

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