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“Discover How To
Teach & Learn English Grammar
In Less Than 15 Minutes A Day!”
Has Grammar become that dreaded subject no one wants to tread on?
Traditional English grammar programs don’t translate into better communicators.
Real-life sentences are more complicated than ones in grammar workbooks or sentence diagramming exercises.
WHAT I FOUND:
Fix It Grammar has been updated & improved. I am working on a complete review with a new video. The ideas offered in the above video are still true. If you’d like to order Fix-It grammar in the meantime, you can do so below. Here’s a quick summary of what I found about Fix-It:
I incorporated “Frog Prince” into my English 2 (7th-8th grade) curriculum this past year upon the recommendation of a fellow teacher. Any hesitancy I may have felt at the outset quickly turned to joyful amazement.
Not only did the students’ compositions benefit greatly from the consistency of Fix It! Grammar, but they also became engrossed in the story itself.” Debra P.
How does FixIt Grammar work?
By modeling proper grammar within stories. Kids see grammar used in real life literature. It’s the perfect compliment to Charlotte Mason‘s philosophy of “real life learning”.
The traditional method of teaching grammar is to present a grammar rule and have students apply it in a series of contrived exercises. When that grammar rule is learned, another is taught and practiced in the same manner.
But this traditional approach to teaching grammar does NOT work.
It’s contrived. It’s not real-life writing.
The grammar involved in real-life sentences is usually much more complicated than what is in the grammar exercise book, so students are often unable to edit their own work.
Fix It Grammar overcomes these difficulties by teaching grammar at the point of need. Instead of a page full of grammar exercises, students will tackle real-life sentences with limited instruction. Then, students will learn to think about their writing and incrementally learn how to apply the grammar rules to written work.
Nose Tree Fix It! has been perfect for a gentle introduction to writing and grammar. The instructions are so complete and easy to follow, the passages just the right length. [My daughter] loves learning the new words and is especially excited when she figures out the meaning of one before we look it up in the dictionary.
How do homeschool moms & classroom teachers
successfully “teach” grammar with Fix-It?
For this to work, you as the teacher need to approach this book as a series of modeling exercises. Discuss each rule as it is presented, and then model for your students how to label the sentences and make the corrections. As your students gain confidence, they will often complete the labels and corrections accurately, but that is not always the case.
The Teachers Manual also includes specific instructions on how to teach grammar concepts & how to set up the student’s grammar notebook with tabs & sub-sections. It also includes tips to help your students be able to edit their own writings. And, isn’t that the grand purpose of teaching grammar?
Consider that mistakes are an opportunity to learn.
If your students mismark a word or miss a correction, LAUGH! You read that right . . . don’t lecture them or scold them for making a mistake.
Show them what they missed, revisit the grammar rule involved, and encourage them that they can catch it next time.
After all, EVERYONE needs an EDITOR. Even professional writers and editors miss errors.
The important thing is to understand the process and catch as much as you can. Knowing the reasons behind the fixes will make your students much better editors in the long run, & you will also gain the expertise to evaluate your students’ papers better when they are older.
The Process: 15 Minutes a Day
This book is intended to provide 33 weeks of grammar instruction and practice. The process should take about 15 minutes a day, 4 days a week.
If you are using it with an older student, the book might be completed in a semester by doubling up the weeks.
If you are using this course with a writing class that meets weekly, we recommend having each family purchase the teacher’s manual. Ask the parents to go over the passages at home with their children. That frees you up to focus on just some of the concepts so it does not take up too much class time.
What’s Included in Fix It! Grammar?
Everything you need for your students to learn grammar in 15 minutes a day.
– Get Ready: Prep Work
– Get Started:
– Learn It: Weekly steps to teach grammar concepts & review previously learned concepts
– Fix It: Discussion notes to explain fixes, as you discuss the grammar involved.
– Rewrite: Key to your students success.
– Pacing: Adjust the pace of teaching as needed
– Grammar Glossary
– Grading: Tips to help you grade each passage
– Find Help: This may be the scope & sequence at the back of the book or watching the online workshop FixIt!
What does each Fix It! Grammar Lesson Include?
– Learn It – Teachers & students read through this together. Teachers manual includes extra information here.
– Fix It – This is the work your students will do
Read the sentence
Look up any vocabulary
Day 1 teacher helps you fix the first passage
Days 2-4 Students work on their own
Rewrite the passage correctly (KEY)
- Digital Student Manual so you can print what you need for your IMMEDIATE FAMILY. If you would like us to print your student manuals, you can order Student Manuals right here.
- Grammar Glossary, including Parts of Speech, Sentences, Clauses, Phrases, Punctuation, Additional Rules & Concepts, Stylistic Techniques
Let’s summarize . . . how does it work?
Learn it: Explore a grammar concept.
Fix it: Locate and fix errors in four short passages a week.
Discuss it: Explore how the grammar applies to the passage.
Why use Fix It Grammar instead of a traditional grammar course?
Grammar is taught in context.
Repetition ensures mastery.
Editing skills transfer better to writing.
And I believe it’s a perfect compliment to Charlotte Mason, Classical or Leadership Education
100% Money Back Guarantee…for Life. I may request a refund of the purchase price, as long as the product is in re-saleable, like new condition.
MY SUGGESTION TO YOU:
Quit Making It Hard on your students… Let Your Students ENJOY Grammar & Writing by putting them on a mission to find all of the mistakes in a few short sentences!
We’ve been using the Robin Hood Fix It! and I absolutely love it. Learning how to identify parts of speech within a constructed sentence aids tremendously in understanding the function of each part.
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YES! I want to discover how to teach grammar effortlessly in less than 15 minutes a day, using IEW’s Fix-It.
I UNDERSTAND…I will receive:
- Fix It Grammar Teacher Manual
- Fix It Grammar Student Book ebook
- Mastery Learning e-audio
- But…But…But…What About Grammar? e-audio
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I UNDERSTAND… that Fix It Grammar comes with a 100% money back guarantee. I may request a refund of the purchase price, as long as the product is in re-saleable, like new condition.
I UNDERSTAND… that Fix It Grammar Teacher Manual is the basis for Fix-It Grammar & it has everything I need for my kids to learn English grammar successfully.
NOTE: Fix It Grammar is no longer available for individual purchase. You may purchase it in our Deluxe Writing Package here.