Easy Grammar Grade 3 Workbook
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
This is the best language arts program that we have found! My kids were "behind" and couldn't seem to grasp grammar at all, but once we started easy grammar we realized that they were not behind, but overwhelmed. The pages have plenty of white space with no distracting pictures or unnecessary adornments, and the blank spaces are large enough even for those who struggle with fine motor skills. My kids both like it because it's fast (even though we do two pages a day) and introductions to new concepts happen slowly. We started easy grammar at grade three with only the most basic understanding of types of sentence and word types (nouns, verbs, etc...) and both my 9 & 10 year old were able to proceed with very minimal assistance.
I love that we were able to buy a workbook so that we can keep record of his work! The easy grammar is a wonderful item and I will be using this in the future as it has helped my son! He seems to be enjoying this product also and sometimes will ask if we can do another page! Which I think is wonderful as he was so frustrated in the public school cuz he was behind compared to kids his age. Great product and will buy the 4th grade level when we are ready. thanks
I personally loved this curriculum. Just like the title, it's easy if your child is a read/write or visual learner. It seemed like just the right amount of repetition and the concepts where easy to get. I learned several parts of speech I had long forgotten in the few weeks we had been doing it.
However, I have come to figure out my daughter is a Kinesthetic Learner and this is just not working for her. The workbook is in all black and white - there is nothing to capture her attention and draw her into learning the concept.
So, this will be a great curriculum for some and not so great for others.
This is a great grammar program that takes the pain out of the process. It is systematic, but not too laborious. We played some games to learn the propositions, and after that it has been smooth sailing.