The Basic Grammar Series program offers a variety of activities in order to help students fully master each skill. Worksheets have been designed to address the major learning modalities (visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic).
Each of the three books is leveled, beginning with the most basic grammar skills in 1 and gradually increasing the difficulty level in 2 and 3. The reading level also increases from 1.0 to 3.0.
The three books are organized in the same manner, making the program easy to use. Each contains a correlations chart featuring skill objectives so that teachers can easily reference specific skills pertinent to their students’ needs. Each also contains 8-13 units. The beginning of each unit includes a teacher page complete with instructions for motivating the students, as well as suggested activities to use in class and to take home. Also included is a parent letter that explains the unit students will be studying and offers suggested home activities that will reinforce the skill.
Each student in the class will benefit from the varied learning opportunities offered through the skill activities. Most units contain approximately 25 different activities, including matching, fill-in-the-blank, cut-and-paste, and coloring activities. Many units also contain activities that allow students to practice proofing various materials.
At the end of each unit is a Reflect and Review activity that focuses on the skills currently being covered, as well as a previously taught skill. Through this type of practice format, students will begin to see how skills are interrelated, building on each other.
Each unit concludes with multiple assessments in test-preparation format. Each book of the series concludes with final assessments to determine student progress.
- Book 1: What Is a Sentence?, Parts of a Sentence, Nouns, Verbs, Articles, Capitalization, Punctuation, and Word Usage.
- Book 2: What Is a Sentence?, Parts of a Sentence, Nouns, Pronouns, Special Words, Abbreviations, Verbs, Adjectives, Capitalization, Punctuation, and Word Usage.
- Book 3: What Is a Sentence?, Parts of a Sentence, Nouns, Pronouns, Special Words, Abbreviations, Verbs, Adjectives, Capitalization, Contractions, Prefixes and Suffixes, Punctuation, and Word Usage.
Each book includes over 200 Activities with a variety of opportunities for practicing each skill, Reflect and Review Practice, Assessments, and Answer Keys.