The Kid's Guide to Good Grammar

The Kid's Guide to Good Grammar

by Dorothy McKerns, Leslie Motchkavitz
     
 
Presents the fundamental rules of grammar, covering sentence structure, parts of speech, common errors, and more.

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Presents the fundamental rules of grammar, covering sentence structure, parts of speech, common errors, and more.

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Children's Literature - Barbara Youngblood
The English language is difficult to learn and can definitely lead to groans about grammar. But help is on the way. This book is jam packed with great ideas for understanding the concepts of grammar. There are Rules to Remember, Charts and Word Lists, and Practice sections that utilize games, crafts and other activities to make grammar understandable and fun. The authors have selected readings from classic stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, and The Secret Garden to illustrate grammar concepts. Teachers in classroom settings or parents homeschooling will appreciate this book. The kids who use it will find it useful, easy to understand and straightforward in its approach to English grammar.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-7-A wonderful mix of grammar rules; literature lessons; and language-oriented craft projects, puzzles, and games. The handy volume contains chapters covering the parts of speech, sentences and punctuation, formal versus informal English and idioms, common errors, and vocabulary and spelling. Also included are lists of compound and hyphenated words, silent-letter words, pattern words, 240 common spelling words, and homographs and homonyms. There are several qualities that set this book apart from other grammar books. The text is easy to read and understand and uses an interesting and appealing mix of type fonts and sizes. Shaded sidebars list "Rules to Remember." Sentence examples are in a bold cursive while the wonderful excerpts from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, Jack London's The Call of the Wild, and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer help students make connections between literature and grammar. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this book, however, are the 26 sections entitled "Practice Makes Perfect!" From making a papier-m ch fruit bowl filled with fruit, labeled with action verbs relating to preparing food, to making cartoons using homonyms, these inventive activities are sure to interest students and teachers and add a bit of fun to an otherwise routine subject.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565656970
Publisher:
Lowell House Juvenile
Publication date:
07/15/1998
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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