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Fix It! Grammar: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Teacher, Book 6 - Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Fix It! Grammar: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Teacher, Book 6 - Excellence in Writing (IEW)
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Fix It! Grammar: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Teacher's Manual Book 6
Fix It! Grammar: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Teacher's Manual Book 6

Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! encourages studentsto immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing. Teacher's manual includes downloadable student pages.

FIX-6 Teacher Sample.pdf
FIX-6 Student Sample.pdf
FIX-6 Errata.pdf



Placement
Because every book in Fix It! Grammar is foundational to the book after it, our recommendation is that all students begin with the first book: The Nose Tree. Each book includes advanced concepts, so even if your student knows much of the material, you can still begin with the first book and plan to move through it at a faster pace while adding the advanced concepts as he is ready for them. However, if you think your student has already mastered some of the concepts, use our placement test to determine where to start.

Click here to download the placement test.



How does Fix It! Grammar compare to a traditional grammar program? Does it include diagramming?

Traditional grammar programs systematically teach concepts about grammar, punctuation, and usage with sentences artificially contrived to fit the rules. The theory behind such approaches is that after learning the rules, students will be able to apply them to their own writing. Often these programs teach more concepts than are need-to-know in terms of punctuation, correct grammar, or performance on the ACT or SAT, but they cover the rules well.
Diagramming is a method for helping students grasp the underlying structure of sentences, which is critical for punctuating sentences correctly but which seems to work with only about half the population. Most diagramming programs also teach more than is truly helpful to students learning grammar.
Fix It! Grammar emerged from a teacher's frustration with traditional approaches. Like many teachers, Pamela White (who earned her Master's Degree and A.B.D. in English from Vanderbilt University) recognized that students using traditional grammar programs may learn the rules well but seem to have a disconnect in applying them. The more that grammar is rooted in the writing experience, the better it sticks.
The ultimate goal of teaching grammar should be to train students to be able to edit their own writing effectively. When a side benefit is improved performance on the SAT or ACT, so much the better. Fix It! Grammar (third edition) is a complete grammar program for these goals that truly matter, but it teaches students in the context of writing and through editing rather than through exercises focusing on specific rules.
The early books in Fix It! Grammar begin with marking parts of speech and then identifying phrases (mainly prepositional phrases), main clauses, and dependent clauses. This is better than diagramming because it focuses on the structural parts of sentences that matter most and most affect punctuation rather than getting students bogged down in labeling the parts of sentences that rarely become punctuation hurdles.
Gradually, the Fix It! Grammar stories incorporate usage, grammar, and punctuation concepts, taught by asking students to correct the mistakes in passages and then discuss with their teacher the reasons for corrections.
Early stories have advanced concepts which can be used with stronger students and which pave the way for concepts in later stories.
The six books, each lasting a full year, contain some instruction at the start of each week's lesson as well as added instruction and tips to teachers to use as needed.
All six stories use natural sentences--rather than ones artificially contrived to fit an exercise--that closely mimic the kinds of errors in student writing, so students get repeated practice looking for errors in sentences (the same methods achievement tests use), along with the challenge of needing to explain the why's behind fixes. Since the sentences have the normal complexity of real writing, they also deal with the same issues any writer faces in editing his or her own work.



Copyright:
Teacher's Manual:
All rights reserved.
No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author, except as provided by U.S.A. copyright law and the specific policy below:
Home use: The purchaser may copy student-related materials from this Teacher's Manual for use by multiple children within his or her immediate family.
Small group or co-op classes: Each teacher is required to purchase his or her own Teacher's Manual. You may copy student-related materials from this Teacher's Manual for use within your own class.
Classroom teachers: Each teacher is required to purchase his or her own Teacher's Manual. You may copy student-related materials from this Teacher's Manual for use within your own class.
Library use: This Teacher's Manual may be checked out of a lending library provided patrons agree not to make copies.
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Student pages e-book (Teacher's Resource):
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This downloadable PDF file (e-book) is for use by the original purchaser only. Ownership may not be transferred or sold. No part of its contents may be modified, reproduced, transmitted from the initial retrieval system, distributed, or otherwise transmitted in any form or by any means including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author, except as provided by U.S.A. copyright law and the specific policy below:
Home use: Each family is required to purchase their own Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual 1. The purchaser may print this accompanying Teacher's Resource e-book for use within his or her immediate family.
Small group or co-op classes: Each teacher is required to purchase his or her own Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual 1. The purchaser may print this accompanying Teacher's Resource e-book for use within his or her own class.
Classroom teachers: Each teacher is required to purchase his or her own Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual 1. The purchaser may print this accompanying Teacher's Resource e-book for use within his or her own class.
Library use: A library that owns the Fix It! Grammar Teacher's Manual 1 may print one copy of this accompanying Teacher's Resource e-book, which may be checked out by patrons provided they agree not to make copies.


PRODUCTS SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Pages 268 Pages
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Grade Level
Brand/Publisher Institute Excellence Writing
Format Teacher / Student Book
Consumable Contains downloadable materials
Copyright May copy for single family use