Let Your Words Take You Where You Want to Go!
The new 2011 edition of Voyages in English: Grammar and Writing is the result of decades of research and practice by experts in the field of grammar and writing. Responding to the needs of teachers and students, this new edition provides ample opportunities for practice and review to ensure mastery and improved performance on standardized tests.
Voyages in English 2011
- Enables children to master grammar through direct instruction, rigorous practice, written application, and ongoing assessment.
- Provides master and novice teachers with support and straightforward, practical lesson plans that can be presented with confidence.
- Guides children to experience, explore, and improve their writing through the in-depth study of unique writing genres, writing-skill lessons, and the implementation of the writing process.
- Provides children and teachers with opportunities to use technology as a means to learn, assess, apply new skills, and communicate outside of the school setting.
- Gives children the speaking and writing practice and tools they need to communicate with clarity, accuracy, and ease.
New 2011 Features
We’ve taken the best of the past and incorporated learning tools for today’s students and the world they live in.
- More exercises in all components offer additional opportunities for review and practice.
- Daily Maintenance offers quick, daily practice for grammar concepts previously taught to ensure mastery of skills.
- Improved assessments offer more thorough testing of topics. Grammar and writing assessments are not integrated, providing more flexibility for teachers.
- ExamView® Assessment Suite Test Generator CD allows for 25% more testing questions and flexibility in creating individualized tests.
- Integration opportunities are included in the lessons to naturally show the relationship between grammar and writing.
- Tech Tips and technology opportunities allow teachers to incorporate technology into lesson plans and homework assignments.
- Online resources provide additional support for teachers and additional practice for students.
Developed in a student-friendly manner to engage all learners, the Student Edition provides clear instruction and guided practice in the writing process, the traits of effective writing, and the structure and mechanics of language.
Consistent in structure and full of helpful instructional tools, the Teacher Edition offers a straightforward, flexible plan for integrating grammar and writing. Teacher Planning Pages provide additional background information and teaching tips for ease in lesson planning.
Additional exercises connected to the textbook offer ample review and practice opportunities in grammar and writing skills.
Effective assessment enables teachers to record progress, differentiate instruction, and challenge students accordingly. A variety of assessments are included.
The ExamView® Assessment Suite Test Generator provides an adaptable tool to create a variety of assessments. The preformatted yet customizable assessments correspond with the Assessment Book and provide an additional 25% new test items for each assessment.
- Additional opportunities to build and practice grammar and writing skills
- Grammar and Mechanics Handbook for at-home use
- Interactive games for more practice
- Additional writing activities expand learning.
- Tools and support to plan and execute lessons
- Grammar Guides online resource helps you teach grammar clearly, creatively, and confidently.
- Video Tools to effectively implement grammar lessons and writing chapters into your classroom.
- Lesson Plan Charts show how to integrate the grammar and writing sections.
Two Core Parts—One Cohesive Program
Voyages in English is organized into two distinct parts: grammar and writing. The student books are divided in this way to help teachers tailor lesson plans to student needs and to differentiate instruction. The benefits of this organization include the following:
- Grammar lessons have a greater level of depth, giving students the tools needed to learn the structure of language.
- Writing instruction is relevant to students’ lives, to the literature they read and enjoy, and to the writing they experience every day.
- Integration opportunities are built into the program, allowing teachers to show the relationship between grammar and writing.
- Flexible planning becomes simple, allowing for adaptations based on students’ developmental levels.
- Long-range and thematic planning is effortless, allowing teachers to cover the required standards.
Grammar: Part I
The Structure of Language
- Parts of speech
Writing: Part II
- Elements of effective writing
- Genre characteristics
- Sentence structure
- Word and study skills
- Seven-step writing process
Voyages at a Glance
Voyages in English 2011 is a comprehensive English language arts program of the highest quality. Voyages in English aligns with and supports
- NCLB recommendations
- NCTE/IRA Standards for English language arts
- State Guidelines and standards
Student Edition: Grammar
Systematic Grammar Study
- Thorough explanations and clear examples are provided for every grammar topic.
- Ample practice ensures skill mastery.
- Integration Opportunity: Grammar in Action challenges students to spot the importance of grammar in real-life writing.
- Tech Tips offer suggestions for practical technology integration.
- Integration Opportunity: Apply It Now presents solid skill application to demonstrate comprehension.
- Grammar Review for every section is used as review or informal assessment.
- Grammar Challenge follows each Grammar Review to extend the learning or offer another opportunity for informal assessment.
- Sentence Diagramming helps students analyze and visualize sentence structure.
Teacher Edition: Grammar
Easy-to-Use, Flexible Format
- Daily Maintenance revisits previous grammar concepts to ensure mastery.
- Warm-Ups introduce grammar concepts in a relevant way.
- Easy four-step teaching approach is implemented in every lesson: Teach, Practice, Apply, Assess.
- Diagram It! highlights sentence-diagramming opportunities.
- Writing Connections help teachers transition easily between the writing and grammar sections.
Student Edition: Writing
Comprehensive Writing Practice
- Integration Opportunity: Link demonstrates a writing concept or skill within the context of real-life writing or literary works.
- Easy-to-follow, practical explanations and examples make writing relevant and engaging.
- Integration Opportunity: Grammar in Action offers grammar application that happens naturally within the context of writing.
- Step-by-step practice is led by a model student.
- Complete coverage of writing skills and the writing process improves standardized test-taking success.
- Traits of effective writing are integrated in natural, relevant ways.
Teacher Edition: Writing
Consistent Instructional Steps
- Read, Listen, Speak offers opportunities for small-group discussion.
- Grammar Connections allow seamless integration between writing and grammar.
- Teaching options help teachers meet the needs of all students: Reteach, Multiple Intelligences, and English-Language Learners
- For Tomorrow provides practical writing assignments for homework or independent classwork.
Teacher Planning Pages
Background and Support
- Grammar essentials provide all the background you need to teach grammar.
- Common Errors advise how to correct frequent mistakes.
- Grammar Expert answers questions about grammar.
- Diagramming Basics show sentence structure.
- A genre summary explains the fundamentals of each writing genre.
- Literature lists offer ideas for additional genre demonstration and exploration.
- Rubrics allow for a clear, easy grading process.
- Grammar connections provide relevant ways to incorporate grammar into the Writer’s Workshop.
Every grammar section of the Practice Book begins with Daily Maintenance opportunities to review grammar concepts. Every grammar topic receives at least one page of additional practice.
The writing portion of the Practice Book includes one page of practice for every writing lesson.
The Assessment Book provides teachers with a variety of assessments to guide instruction and differentiation. Includes assessments on
- Grammar Skills
- Summative Grammar Skills
- Writing Skills
- Writing Process
ExamView® Assessment Suite Test Generator
These preformatted yet customizable assessments correspond with the Assessment Book but provide an additional 25% new test items for each assessment. With this CD, teachers can build and administer tests and analyze results.
Each grade-level CD provides
- Alignment to key national and state standards
- The ability to save questions in Question Banks for compilation into multiple study guides and assessments
- Variety of question-selection methods and question types
- Question-scrambling capability for multiple test versions and secure test conditions
- Multiple test-delivery methods
- Grade assessments through a variety of scanning methods, track progress, and generate reports
- On-screen help
About the Author
Patricia Healey, IHM
BA, Immaculata University
MA, Temple University
20 years teaching; 20 years in administration
Anne B. McGuire, IHM
BA, Immaculata University
MA, Villanova University
MA, Immaculata University
16 years teaching; 14 years as elementary principal; 10 years staff development
Irene Kervick, IHM
BA, Immaculata University
MA, Villanova University
46 years teaching
Adrienne Saybolt, IHM
BA, Immaculata University
Pennsylvania State Board of Education, professional certification
MA, St. John’s University
40 years teaching
Table of Contents
Daily Maintenance 1
1.1 Singular and Plural Nouns 3
1.2 More Singular and Plural Nouns 4
1.3 Nouns as Subjects and Subject Complements 6
1.4 Nouns as Objects and Object Complements 7
1.5 Appositives 9
1.6 Possessive Nouns 11
Daily Maintenance 13
2.1 Descriptive Adjectives, Position of Adjectives 15
2.2 Demonstrative, Interrogative, and Indefinite Adjectives 16
2.3 Comparative and Superlative Adjectives 18
2.4 Few and Little 20
2.5 Adjective Phrases and Clauses 21
Daily Maintenance 22
3.1 Person, Number, and Gender of Pronouns 25
3.2 Subject Pronouns 26
3.3 Object Pronouns 27
3.4 Pronouns After Than or As 28
3.5 Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives 29
3.6 Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns 30
3.7 Agreement of Pronouns and Antecedents 31
3.8 Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns 33
3.9 Relative Pronouns 34
3.10 Indefinite Pronouns 36
3.11 Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns 37
Daily Maintenance 38
4.1 Principal Parts of Verbs 41
4.2 Transitive and Intransitive Verbs 42
4.3 Troublesome Verbs 44
4.4 Linking Verbs 45
4.5 Active and Passive Voices 46
4.6 Simple, Progressive, and Perfect Tenses 47
4.7 Indicative, Imperative, and Emphatic Moods 48
4.8 Subjunctive Mood 49
4.9 Modal Auxiliaries 51
4.10 Agreement of Subject and Verb—Part I 52
4.11 Agreement of Subject and Verb—Part II 53
Daily Maintenance 54
5.1 Participles 57
5.2 Placement of Participles 58
5.3 Gerunds as Subjects and Subject Complements 59
5.4 Gerunds as Objects and Appositives 60
5.5 Possessives with Gerunds, Using -ing Verb Forms 61
5.6 Infinitives as Subjects and Subject Complements 62
5.7 Infinitives as Objects 63
5.8 Infinitives as Appositives 64
5.9 Infinitives as Adjectives 65
5.10 Infinitives as Adverbs 66
5.11 Hidden and Split Infinitives 67
Daily Maintenance 69
6.1 Types of Adverbs 71
6.2 Interrogative Adverbs and Adverbial Nouns 72
6.3 Comparative and Superlative Adverbs 73
6.4 Troublesome Words 74
6.5 Adverb Phrases and Clauses 76
Daily Maintenance 77
7.1 Single and Multiword Prepositions 79
7.2 Troublesome Prepositions 80
7.3 Words Used as Adverbs and Prepositions 82
7.4 Prepositional Phrases as Adjectives 83
7.5 Prepositional Phrases as Adverbs 84
7.6 Prepositional Phrases as Nouns 85
Daily Maintenance 86
8.1 Kinds of Sentences 89
8.2 Adjective and Adverb Phrases 90
8.3 Adjective Clauses 91
8.4 Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses 92
8.5 Adverb Clauses 94
8.6 Noun Clauses as Subjects 95
8.7 Noun Clauses as Subject Complements 96
8.8 Noun Clauses as Appositives 97
8.9 Noun Clauses as Direct Objects 98
8.10 Noun Clauses as Objects of Prepositions 99
8.11 Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences 100
Section 9—Conjunctions and Interjections
Daily Maintenance 101
9.1 Coordinating Conjunctions 103
9.2 Correlative Conjunctions 104
9.3 Conjunctive Adverbs 105
9.4 Subordinate Conjunctions 106
9.5 Troublesome Conjunctions 107
9.6 Interjections 108
Section 10—Punctuation and Capitalization
Daily Maintenance 109
10.1 Periods and Commas 111
10.2 Exclamation Points, Question Marks, Semicolons, and Colons 112
10.3 Quotation Marks and Italics 113
10.4 Apostrophes, Hyphens, and Dashes 114
10.5 Capitalization 115
Daily Maintenance 116
11.1 Simple Sentences 119
11.2 Appositives 120
11.3 Compound Sentences 121
11.4 Compound Sentence Elements 122
11.5 Participles 123
11.6 Gerunds 124
11.7 Infinitives 125
11.8 Adjective Clauses 126
11.9 Adverb Clauses 127
11.10 Noun Clauses 128
11.11 Diagramming Practice 129
Chapter 1—Personal Narratives
Lesson 1 What Makes a Good Personal Narrative? 130
Lesson 2 Introduction, Body, and Conclusion 131
Lesson 3 Revising Sentences 132
Lesson 4 Exact Words 133
Lesson 5 Graphic Organizers 134
Chapter 2—Business Letters
Lesson 1 What Makes a Good Business Letter? 135
Lesson 2 Purpose, Audience, and Tone 136
Lesson 3 Adjective Clauses 137
Lesson 4 Roots 138
Lesson 5 Writing Tools 139
Chapter 3—How-to Articles
Lesson 1 What Makes a Good How-to Article? 140
Lesson 2 Relevant Details 141
Lesson 3 Transition Words 142
Lesson 4 Adverb Clauses 143
Lesson 5 Dictionary 144
Lesson 1 What Makes a Good Description? 145
Lesson 2 Organization 146
Lesson 3 Noun Clauses 147
Lesson 4 Adjective and Adverb Suffixes 148
Lesson 5 Thesaurus 149
Chapter 5—Book Reviews
Lesson 1 What Makes a Good Book Review? 150
Lesson 2 Writing a Book Review 151
Lesson 3 Expanding and Combining Sentences 152
Lesson 4 Outlines 153
Lesson 5 Prefixes 154
Chapter 6—Creative Writing: Fantasy Fiction
Lesson 1 What Makes Good Fantasy Fiction? 155
Lesson 2 Plot Development 156
Lesson 3 Dialogue 157
Lesson 4 Figurative Language 158
Lesson 5 Limericks 159
Chapter 7—Expository Writing
Lesson 1 What Makes Good Expository Writing? 160
Lesson 2 Fact and Opinion 161
Lesson 3 Noun and Verb Suffixes 162
Lesson 4 Quotations 163
Lesson 5 Library and Internet Sources 164
Chapter 8—Research Reports
Lesson 1 What Makes a Good Research Report? 165
Lesson 2 Gathering and Organizing Information 166
Lesson 3 Citing Sources 167
Lesson 4 Varied Sentences 168
Lesson 5 Denotation and Connotation 169