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Editor in Chief® Beginning 2 Software - 2-PCs Windows Download

Grammar Disasters & Punctuation Faux Pas

Grades: 3-4

Language Arts

Full Curriculum

Grades: 3-4

Language Arts

Full Curriculum

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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Description & Features

This fun, highly-effective software teaches students in Grades 3-4 grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and critical reading in a standards-based thinking approach instead of the usual drill and practice found in competing products.  Students begin with an easy-to-understand lesson followed by activities that require students to carefully analyze and edit stories, letters, or articles that contain mechanical errors.  This effective method allows students to gain mastery over concepts that will translate into their own writing.

Editor in Chief® Beginning 2 includes lessons and practice with the following concepts:

     •  Capitalization
     •  Apostrophes
     •  Colons
     •  Commas
     •  Exclamation Marks
     •  Periods
     •  Parentheses
     •  Question Marks
     •  Quotation Marks
     •  Semicolons
     •  Adjectives
     •  Adverbs
     •  Comparisons
     •  Agreements
     •  Articles
     •  Nouns
     •  Pronouns
     •  Run-On Sentences
     •  Sentence Fragments
     •  Verbs
     •  Homophones
     •  Word Pairs
     •  Spelling

Software Features
     - 138 activities; 18 grammar lessons
     - Multiple-user login
     - Guide to grammar, usage, & punctuation that teaches and reinforces concepts
     - Quick and detailed instructions
     - Saves unfinished games
     - Self-grading with score tracking

Downloadable Software Ordering
Downloadable software can be immediately downloaded from "My Account" under the "My Downloadable Product" section after you place your order.

Product Details

Item#: 09749SDH
Author(s): Cherie A. Plant
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Windows PC Software
Media: Download
License: 2 Computer License
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-895-8
Activities: 138

System Requirements

Please see our Online Software Support help website for assistance with handling any issues you may encounter while installing or playing this software on the below operating systems.

Platform: Windows® 10/8/7/Vista
CPU: 400 MHz or faster
RAM: 512MB



2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - Honorable Mention, Grammar Category 2015 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, 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

Product Reviews Write a review for this product

"Assesses how much grammar my students have learned. If they don't know it, they will learn it with this program." - Cathy Duffy, Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual, Greensboro, NC
"The content is impeccable.…Your students will not be able to simply guess at answers or rely on gut instincts. They must learn and understand the rules of grammar." - LearningWare
"Fills in the areas that need to be mastered in order to progress grade levels in language arts. It leads and monitors students so they can remediate by themselves." - Christian, Harahan, LA
"A great piece of software for developing awareness of language mechanics and sharpening editing skills." -
"First Place in the Grammar Category" - 2002 Practical Homeschooling Software Awards
"My daughter is using your Editor in Chief and I am very pleased with the results. She does the lessons without any reminder and she is obviously retaining the material!" - Lori, via the Internet
"My boys' 'English Usage' portion of the Iowa Test has gone up 20% since using the Editor in Chief CDs!" - Meredith, Oxford, NH
"My gifted students are challenged with Editor in Chief." - Martha, McComb, MS
"This is a wonderful program for putting everything about grammar and punctuation into order for the children. It explains well and only allow correct usage. Because of the positive approach, they see the real value in correct punctuation and grammar." - Margaret, Brainerd, MN
"I find this program easy-to-use and it works well with my students. The kids pick up on the concepts quickly and really enjoy the stories. The on-screen hints are a good way to keep the kids working without getting frustrated!
I was also pleasantly surprised at how well this program works with my ESL class."" - Sam, Aptos, CA
"This is great to practice those grammar and punctuation rules. Teachers and students alike will enjoy this software!" -
"The program is structured so you have to think and apply what you know or have learned. Good, interesting pictures to go with writing samples--not insulting or childish for an adult." - Rose, Belchertown, MA
"I was impressed with the level of sophistication....In a time where television replaces the written word...and word processor tools virtually correct writing, Editor in Chief is a wonderful resource for empowering kids to write correctly on their own." -
"This is a really neat program to help you with your grammar, punctuation, spelling, verb and noun use, and much more....You can learn a few things from the articles, too!" -
"The program does so much more than edit errors--it teaches and demonstrates the specific content by offering immediate feedback." - Joyce, Milwaukee, WI
"Most software today is not geared for critical thinking. Yours does this well and teaches skills, not game play." - Cheryl, Nashville, TN
"A few months ago, my daughter came home yakking about a grammar software program she'd done in school. I said with disbelief, 'You liked doing grammar?' She said, 'I really liked doing Editor In Chief!' The bottom line for her was that she enjoyed critiquing other people's writing because it wasn't so personal as editing her own.
She now comes home with her own specific grammar questions about compounds and clauses and things she could have cared less about in the past. I'm amazed! It has definitely helped her writing because now she has more of a critical eye for her own mistakes.
"I told her teacher, 'I don't know exactly how this Editor In Chief works, but you've sure got my kid hooked--on grammar, of all things!'"" - Paula, Cary, NC
"I like how the program guides the kids to make correct decisions. I particularly like that the kids must first see the rule to correct it--this way they can't just guess--they actually see an explanation." - Frances, Bellevue, WA
"My son loves this program! He has really learned to edit very effectively with it. It has reinforced his grammar studies very well." - Elizabeth, Chester Spings, PA
"I use this product with youngsters as well as adults. Powerful educational tool! Great layers of help and hints!" - June, Monterey, CA
"This program offers very motivating activities to enforce important grammar skills." - Karen, New Orleans, LA
"Our 12 year old is enjoying grammar for the first time. She finds it challenging and interesting." - Daniel, St. Paul, MN
"Editor in Chief provides thorough, effective and compelling practice in this vital, often overlooked aspect of the writing process. Each of my students enjoys the experience and is willing and eager to continue practicing." -
"This program does so much more than edit errors. It teaches and demonstrates the specific content by offering immediate feedback." - Joyce, Milwaukee, WI

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)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
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!