Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Grammar
|Author:||Gary Robert Muschla|
|Series:||Practice Makes Perfect Series|
This book contains helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to understand the basics of grammar and vocabulary. Understanding grammar is essential for your child to speak and write with competence and clarity. "Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Grammar" gives your child bite-sized explanations of grammar and vocabulary, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the grammar skills that are challenging, polish skills they've mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: recognize types of sentences; understand sentence structure; identify parts of speech; use punctuation and capitalization together; and find her or his own grammar mistakes. The topics include: Sentences, Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions and Interjections, Punctuation and Capitalization, and, Usage and Proofreading.
Gary Robert Muschla (often with his wife Judy Muschla) has authored dozens of successful teacher resource guides for McGraw-Hill, Scholastic Professional and Jossey-Bass (Wiley). His BA and MAT are from Trenton State College, and he taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade for more than 25 years. He specialized in reading and language arts and also taught some math. He has conducted workshops for teachers on how to implement a writing workshop in their classroom. He lives in Jackson, NJ. For more info, see www.garyrobertmuschla.com .