Editor in Chief® A1

Grammar Disasters & Punctuation Faux Pas

Grades: 4-5

Subject(s): Language Arts

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Your students will develop real-life editing skills for superior writing and top test scores!

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This book has been replaced by Editor in Chief Level 1.

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Editor in Chief® improves students’ 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. Then they 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.

Product Details

Item#: 09701BBP
Author(s): Cheryl Block, Linda Borla, Gaeir Dietrich, and Margaret Hockett
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 0-89455-515-4
ISBN–13: 978-0-89455-515-2
Pages: 72, perforated


2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - Honorable Mention, Grammar Category Jenkins Group Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze Medal Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence Practical Homeschooling First Place Grammar Award Practical Homeschooling Magazine Interactive Learning Award Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader Award Practical Homeschooling Magazine, 1st Place iLearning Award, Grammar Category Practical Homeschooling Software Award

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The written material your student will be editing is itself educational, and the program is easy to use."" - Mary Pride, The Big Book Of Home Learning, Fenton, MO
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Test preparation available for the following:

Editor in Chief's standards-based approach sharpens students' language, reading, and thinking skills for better academic performance and higher scores on assessment tests including

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
Indiana Statewide Test for Educational Progress (ISTEP)
Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)
NYC English Language Arts Test (ELA)
Stanford Achievement Test™ (SAT/10)
California Achievement Tests (CAT/6)
California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Test
Ohio Achievement Tests
Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
North Carolina End of Grade Tests
Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)
Colorado Standard and Assessment Program (CSAP)
and many more!

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