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Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 8 Student Workbook
Teacher's Guide is recommended
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Please Note: Teacher's Manual is recommended!
View Sample Pages:
Wanda C. Phillips
Easy Grammar Systems
Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 8 Teacher's Guide
Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 9 Teacher's Guide
Easy Grammar Plus Teacher's Guide
Easy Grammar Grade 6 Test
Editor In Chief Level 2
First Language Lessons Level 1
Easy Grammar Grade 5 Teacher's Guide
Easy Grammar Grade 4 Test
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