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Editor in Chief C2
Editor in Chief C2

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Ages: 14+
Grade Levels: 9th-12th+

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Grammar and Punctuation Practice
Editor in Chief improves your child's grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and attention to detail using a standards-based thinking approach rather than drill and practice. This effective method teaches students to carefully analyze and edit stories that contain errors in writing mechanics and story details.

The stories involve mixed-skills practice, starting with easier errors and becoming more challenging as students become adept at the editing process.

Students identify and circle errors in each story. They then insert, modify, or delete punctuation, words, and short phrases to make corrections. An editing checklist and annotated guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation are provided to help focus students' thinking and allow them to match their answers to applicable rules.

Detailed answers are also included.

Publisher's Information
Pages: 130
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 1999
ISBN: 9780894557217
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co

Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence
Practical Homeschooling Magazine Interactive Learning Award
Jenkins Group Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze Medal
Practical Homeschooling First Place Grammar Award
Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader Award
Practical Homeschooling Software Award
Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching

Size: 11.4" x 8.5"

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Review by Faith, Family & Fun December 20, 2011
Reviewer: Heather from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
I was inspired by the bright colors and entertaining artwork of The Critical Thinking Co. books. I liked the theme of challenging kids to think–developing critical thinking habits is an integral part of all their products.

I made an error in judgment on what level to get for him. While this level is recommended for grade levels 9th-12th, it is a serious grammar study—fun, yet the exercises cover some complicated concepts. Attempting to work through this book really forced us to decide to regroup and focus on grammar at an earlier stage–because Nick actually wanted to do this book, as it was entertaining, it showed me that he was not just lacking in motivation.

We liked the idea of the book, Editor In Chief. In these books, your child basically acts as if they are an editor and as they search for grammatical errors, they are truly analyzing the materials and thinking about correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization and more.

They do have five other levels for this book. See which Editor In Chief Book might be age-appropriate for your kids, here. We will be getting another one, so we can have a bit of fun, too.

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Review by Mrs. Mandy's Musings December 20, 2011
Reviewer: Mandy from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
Editor in Chief is a great way to encourage students to use their grammar knowledge. Each activity is a news style article in which the student must correct the grammar and punctuation mistakes. The first third of the book contains the exercises, the second third the solutions and the final portion contains short lessons on the grammar and punctuation rules used in the exercises.

Brad my oldest at 15 is more of the opinion that grammar stinks but this book at least makes it more fun. He is a little bummed about not being able to get it all right the first go round. I think maybe I chose a higher level than what he needed, however, I just use the ones he missed as his grammar lesson for the day focusing on 1 or 2 areas a day. With 34 exercises each one could easily be turned into a weeks lesson.

If you are looking for a collection of books to add a little “oomph” to your school day and put a little pick up in your curriculum then Critical Thinking Company is a great place to find it.

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Editor-In-Chief C2 March 1, 2011
Reviewer: Mandy  
My boys love these books.

He begs to do his Thinking Skills.

I honestly think he would do it all day long if I allowed it.

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