The Scoop on Good Grammar [NOOK Book]

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A Gold Recipient: The Mom's Choice Awards (Educational Products)
Winner: Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards (Education)
Honorable Mention: The New York Book Festival Awards

Memorable facts and trivia and loads of colorful photos and illustrations make "The Scoop on Good Grammar" fun to read. As you’ll see, it's all about culture. With seven categories (exploration, art and ...
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Overview

A Gold Recipient: The Mom's Choice Awards (Educational Products)
Winner: Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards (Education)
Honorable Mention: The New York Book Festival Awards

Memorable facts and trivia and loads of colorful photos and illustrations make "The Scoop on Good Grammar" fun to read. As you’ll see, it's all about culture. With seven categories (exploration, art and invention, sports, food, classic movies and TV, travel, and poetry), there's something here for everyone. For example, Renoir’s "Luncheon of the Boating Party" will guide you through the definition of a noun. And cupcakes will help you learn about adjectives.

The 26 lessons in "The Scoop on Good Grammar" are easy to navigate. In no time at all, choosing the correct pronoun (it’s between you and "me"—not, between you and "I") and the appropriate modifying word (it’s "really" sweet—not, "real" sweet) will become second nature to you.

Your invitations will be as welcoming as that statue that lifts her torch in the harbor:

~ Please join the Ghirardellis (not, the Ghirardelli's) for a party!

Greeting people will become an occasion to shine:
~How are you?
~I’m fine, and "you"? (Not, I’m fine, and "yourself"?)

When you write, you’ll always point your readers in the right direction with proper punctuation marks.

And at the end of the day, you’ll lie (not, lay) down, relax, and take pleasure in the knowledge that your prized possession—your artful way with words—has been, in its (not, it's) own way, as beautifying to the landscape as a masterpiece by Renoir.

By the time you finish this book, you’ll be able to express yourself correctly with confidence and ease.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985081447
  • Publisher: MB Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,221,245
  • File size: 16 MB
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  • Posted November 3, 2013

    Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite Should I complim

    Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite

    Should I compliment or complement Margie Blumberg on her fantastic guide to grammar? The answer to this question and to the many grammar predicaments we find ourselves in on a daily basis can be found in Margie Blumberg’s The Scoop on Good Grammar. This wonderful breakdown of the English language is simple enough for late elementary and middle school students, yet comprehensive enough for high school and college students, and even writers and editors like me. In seven chapters, broken into 26 mini-lessons, Blumberg helps resolve the many areas of confusion that so many English speakers and writers face. It is a fun and fast little learning tool and a must-have for anyone wanting to teach others or improve their own grammar skills. So, if you want the inside scoop on the ins-and-outs of grammar etiquette, get a copy of Margie Blumberg’s book today. 

    The Scoop on Good Grammar is a book that should be in every grammarian’s library. It is a quick and easy guide to all those little tangles every writer finds themselves in. It is full of comprehensive lists of grammar rules and exceptions that make fantastic reference tools for quick study and answers needed in a hurry. The bright pictures and intriguing topics, including space travel, food, and sports, used to introduce the topics make this a book that people will be drawn to and will actually want to read - unlike the stuffy grammar books that so many students have grown accustomed to. I highly recommend The Scoop on Good Grammar to teachers and students alike, and I look forward to what other lessons Margie Blumberg has to teach us.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

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    Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite The Scoop on Good

    Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

    The Scoop on Good Grammar by Margie Blumberg is not only informative and easy to use, but is also fun to use. The book begins with the basic parts of a sentence and the eight parts of speech. It then progresses through those problem areas of making words plural and showing possession. It tackles the tough subjects of relative, demonstrative, indefinite, interrogative, intensive, and reflexive pronouns, before taking a dive into adjectives. The action heats up as the verbs rush into the picture, sporting various twists and turns. Capitalization and punctuation bring up the tail end, showing how important they are to the meaning of a sentence. Finally, a plethora of special words and phrases, that have a tendency to trip up even the most athletic readers, writers, and speakers, join the chase toward the finish. The answers to the quizzes which were included throughout the book allow the reader to discover how well they have advanced through the grammar lessons. Exploration, art, food, sports, movies, poetry, and travel are used as themes to help draw the reader’s interest to a sometimes dull subject.

    Margie Blumberg has designed a method of teaching grammar that is presented in an interesting and lighthearted manner that lessens the struggle. Her approach makes this sometimes dry subject more like eating cookies at “grammer’s” house than trying to choke down “grammar” from a text book. The graphics and photography add a great deal to making the subject matter easier to swallow. The book is not only easy to read and use, but it is also easy to reference for someone who needs a quick answer to a grammatical challenge. English teachers who are looking for a new approach to teaching grammar will fall in love with this book. Students, writers, and those experiencing the English language for the first time should refer to this guide first, because it is easy to use and addresses some of the more difficult challenges in a concise and accurate manner. This book should be on the shelf of every person who writes or speaks the English language.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    To Syprus

    Ok, one, good job, but i want to point out two things. One, we aren't in english class. You don have to act as if we are. Two, #some of those things i dont do simply to sav time, and ive been rping longer than 90% of current nook rp population, probably including you(not kidding. Maybe not top ten, but maybe top fifteen or twenty earliest). So just saying, sometimes newbs arent the only ones with not so great posts. just wanted to point that out. (I will mention, in rl, i rarely capitalize, punctualize etc. even though i know how to better than most of the world. Not kidding. I cant not pay attention in english,Thank you hyperactive brain, but i have near perfect spelling. And i hold the same philosophies on nook, so in case you were wondering, thats partly why i dont do those things.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Jay

    "Thanks"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Aeydenn

    I resoect that...he is just stubborn when he is in this state. Raylen asked us to join at High Up when the rp there was just getting started and there wasnt many people there. Xan ended up marrying Hazel and having a daughter named Peyton. Then they disappeared. Hes been distressed ever since and now suffers from Helix which is a demonic possession amongst our kind. Raylen knows what we are and is one of us

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    How Not to be a Newb -Grammatic Skills-

    Are you a Poor, Souless, Idiotic Newb with no life? Do you wish to be noticed by those whom aren't Newbs? Well, you better pay Fu<_>cking Attention to this Guide on; How Not to be a Newb...Seriously, this might help. <p>

    The Definition of a Newb: One who can't spell for Sh<_>it. A Roleplayer whom Does not use "", **, or Punctuation and GRAMMAR in their Posts, and One who simply causes to Much Drama...Here are some Examples on How a Newb Posts, and how I, and Non-Newb's, Post---- <p>

    Grammar: <br>
    Newb- He walked in looking around boredly he gave a smile to Grace then skipped over and hugged her gingerly---NO! Wrong. Try this; <br>
    He walked in, looking around boredly. He gave a smile to Grace, skipping over and hugging her gingerly. <p>

    Don't use Run-on Sentences! You learned in English at School! C'mon people! <p>

    Spelling: <br>
    Newb- He wlked in boardly, looking arond. He smiled at Grac, nd skiped ovr, puling her into a hug gingerly. --- -.- Eh. Wrong. Also! Don't use: U for You, Y for Why, Gtg for Got to Go, unless your in a Hurry, Same with Brb, Ttyl, ROTFL, and Other sh<_>itty Excuses! <br>
    Have GOOD SPELLING! Don't rush to answer a post, take time! <p>

    Now. The thing most Newbs do Most..v-v Talking without anything to signify it! <br>
    Newb- He skipped in. Hi Grace! Nice day, yeah? He kissed her happily. <br>
    Idiot...o-x Use **, or "" like THIS: *He skipped in.* Hi Grace! Nice day, yeah? *He kissed her happily.* OR He skipped in. "Hi Grace! Nice day, yeah?" He kissed her happily. <p>

    And CAPITALIZE NAMES! Don't do this! <br>
    Hi jordan, mike, sebra <br>
    No! Not acceptable! Capitalize the name of every person, Moron! Hi Jordan, Mike, Sebra! <p>

    Annnnnnnnnnnd Punctuation. '-' Do You've, You're, We're, I'm, Their's, They've, You'll...x-x Simple to do! No Youve, Youre, Im...NONE OF THAT! Sheesh...<p>

    And Lastly, Drama. Don't make your Character get sick 24/7, or get hurt, or killed; IT'S DRAMATICAL! Don't do this everyday; *She tripped, cracking her skull open.* *He jumped from the cliff, sad no one talked to him.* WANNA KNOW WHY NO ONE TALKS TO YOU!? You're grammar sucks, I can't understand anything you post! <p>

    Mhm...Got my Point out...Part 2, is how to Rp CORRECTLY <p>

    -Author; Syprus

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    An informative and fun read. It's amazing how much I have forgotten over the years about good grammar and correct spelling. This easy read is a great refresher.

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