Easy Grammar Grade 3 Teacher's Guide
In this text, capitalization, punctuation, and parts of speech are presented in units.
About Easy Grammar:
Welcome back to an old, but improved, friend. Our three oldest grew up doing Easy Grammar and it is with great memories that we introduced it to the two youngest in the family. Most children dread grammar study because it is too complex. But Easy Grammar is just that, easy.
What sets Easy Grammar apart from other grammar programs is the memorization of prepositions. This is the first step because once the student can identify and eliminate the prepositional phrases in a sentence, then determining the subject, verb and other parts of speech is much easier. If you lack an adequate grammar background and find even the preceding sentence to be intimidating, relax. The hardest part will be memorizing the prepositions. After that, everything falls into place.
By deleting and marking certain words or phases, Easy Grammar employs a virtually "hands on" approach. The vocabulary has been kept simple and, in most cases, the sentences rather short. This very logical, simple, no nonsense grammar program is easy to use because each lesson focuses on just one topic. It is straightforward for the students to understand and provides a logical sequence of language arts skills. Additional strategies and tips that have helped the author's students are also provided. Lots of review helps to ensure comprehensive learning with excellent results.
Each Teacher's Manual has teaching instructions, worksheet pages that can be copied, an answer key that is on each facing page, unit reviews, cumulative reviews, unit tests, and cumulative tests. You can also order workbooks if you don't want to copy the pages out of the Teacher's Manual, but our family has taken an even more miserly approach by using the Teacher's Manual with a piece of opaque construction paper to cover the answers on the facing page. We are strong proponents of independent study, which means each child receives a Teacher's Manual instead of a student workbook. That way they can read the teaching instructions, do the worksheets and correct their own work. This option does not work as well if you have a couple of children who need the same level book. In that case, photocopying the worksheets from the Teacher's Manual or using the workbooks (which may not be photocopied) may be more cost effective. Note: Workbooks contain worksheets and instruction sheets found in the teacher text. Teacher Guides include that along with unit reviews, unit tests, cumulative reviews, and cumulative tests answer keys and teaching strategies.
View sample pages: Page 99, Page 195, Page 255, Page 425
Author: Wanda C. Phillips
Publisher: Easy Grammar Systems
Printed In: USA
Consumable: Yes, unless you copy the student pages
I love this book! This allows you to teach in an easy way with notes to the parent/teacher on ways to help you child. My son seems to be picking up quickly. We pulled him out of school because he was falling behind and this seems to be helping him catch up. Love that it has the workbook pages in the book so that if they are not getting it you can print more for them to work on. We did buy the workbook also which is good for keeping record!
When I first purchase this Easy Grammar Grade 3 Teachers Guide I was a little uncertain, but my fears were quickly allayed. My daughter enjoyed it and did indeed find it easy after memorizing the prepositions list, and I couldn't have asked for an easier pick-it-up-and-go curriculum. The layout is easy to follow and everything is handy in one book. I love having the full size answer key right next to the student page. Sometimes we copy the student page and sometimes we do it orally together which saves time and paper. We have gone through Grade 6 and it is amazing how well she has retained learning for the final exam as well as the pretest for each successive new school year. I credit this partially to the cumulative reviews and tests. Having a pretest and post test for the year is also very rewarding for my daughter. She loves seeing all she has learned and accomplished for the year. As an aside, my daughter has been self taught using Easy Grammar for the past few years.