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Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 12 Teacher's Guide
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Easy Grammar Ultimate
Most children dread grammar study because it is too complex. But
is just that, easy.
apart from other grammar programs is the key role prepositions play. Once your child can identify and eliminate the prepositional phrases in a sentence, 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.
180 daily teaching lessons
10 minute lessons
Materials presented in an easy, step-by-step approach
Concepts build upon themselves
Essential Concepts in Just 10-15 Minutes a Day
Easy Grammar Ultimate
series is designed specifically to introduce and teach essential grammar concepts to older students, regardless of their previous grammar background. In just ten to fifteen minutes a day, your child will be functioning at his grade level and be competent to undertake any state or college prep tests. As a bonus, as your child practices his grammar skills, he will also be learning age-appropriate history, science, literature, geography, and so much more.
Use the Teacher's Manual Instead of the Student Book
The Easy Grammar Teacher's Manuals are reproducible for noncommercial student use, and an answer key is included in the back.
You can order workbooks if you don't want to copy the pages out of the Teacher's Manual. However, we are strong proponents of independent study, so we would recommend that each child receives a Teacher's Manual instead of a student workbook. That way he can read the teaching instructions, do the worksheets, and correct his 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 for you.
This series contains 180 daily teaching lessons. Each lesson is divided into five parts:
#3 and #4 Grammar and Other Concepts
#5 Sentence Combining (with an emphasis on expository [informational] writing)
Though it is not required, most customers complete Easy Grammar Plus before they begin the Easy Grammar Ultimate series.
Another outstanding component of
Timberdoodle's 2014 Twelfth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
This is a teaching text set up in 10-minute, daily lessons like other Easy Grammar Ultimate texts. However, the concepts presented include both basic and more complex rules for capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Some concepts, such as catenative verbs, zero articles, and modal idioms, are introduced, but mastery is not required. A complete index for quick referencing is included. A section, "Beyond Easy Grammar," provides students with grammar's 4 aspects: orthography, syntax, etymology, and prosody. (No written work is required in this section.) Dr. Phillips believes that this is a "must" for all high school seniors; they will want to take this text to college or to the work place as a resource.
What are the differences between Easy Grammar Plus and the Easy Grammar Ultimate Series?
Easy Grammar Plus
This is a non-grade-level teaching text recommended for junior or senior high levels. (Colleges also purchase this due to ease in teaching concepts.)
This is a unit text.
It starts with the
unit in which students learn prepositions and the process of deleting them.
unit is taught next;
are learned in the ensuing unit.
The text progresses in this manner, using a simple, yet thorough building-block approach.
The reading level is about fourth grade so that vocabulary does not interfere with learning.
End-of-unit cumulative tests
Basic concepts are built upon throughout the text and applied.
are introduced under linking verbs in the verb unit; they are reintroduced in the noun unit. They are re-taught in the pronoun unit for application: "The winner is she. (Proof:
is the winner.)
Only a few pages are given to
, and similar concepts.
is a separate unit.
is a separate unit.
is at the end of this text; various higher-level sentence structures are introduced.
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series (EGUS)
These are grade-level teaching texts with 180 daily lessons that require only ten minutes each.
are introduced and reintroduced throughout the text for student understanding and application. Concepts focus on the understanding of basics and introduction of high-school grade-level material.
The reading level is slightly higher than Easy Grammar Plus.
Reinforcement occurs with the re-teaching of concepts. There are no formal tests. Dr. Phillips recommends that you choose lessons to assign points for a quiz. If a test grade is needed, average four quiz grades for a test grade.
are built upon throughout so that students can easily understand more complex concepts.
Types of phrases
(prepositional, participial, infinitive, and gerund) are taught after students understand what each type is.
The study of clauses
for compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences begins with first understanding subject/verb.
The text then proceeds to
comprehending dependent and independent clauses
for more meaningful understanding of fragments/sentences/run-ons and sentence structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
rules are introduced and reintroduced daily. Rules include the basics as well as higher-level capitalization.
rules are introduced and reintroduced daily. Rules include the basics as well as higher-level punctuation.
Each lesson's last item includes two or more sentences that students use to compose a better sentence. This process enhances the quality of students' writing. Focus is placed on expository (informational) writing.
How does this series differ from the Daily Grams series?
1. Daily Grams texts are designed for review, but there is some teaching at the beginning.
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series
texts have been designed to introduce students to concepts (no matter what previous grammar experience they have had) and to teach concepts throughout.
2. This is a Grades 8-12 series. Therefore, the materials are geared to each grade level. The basics are taught; in addition, Dr. Phillips takes students to higher-level concepts, using the same building-block (spiraling) approach for which she is noted. For example, dependent and independent clauses are emphasized so that students can use these for sentences, fragments, and run-ons as well as for simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
3. In the capitalization and sentence-combining sections, students will also learn much about history, culture, geography, literature, health, nutrition, science, etc.
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Wanda C. Phillips
Easy Grammar Systems
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