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Editor in Chief® Beginning 2

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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This fun, highly-effective 152-page book 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 an activity 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

Product Details

Item#: 09709BBP
Author(s): Cherie A. Plant
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-547-4
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-547-6
Pages: 152, perforated


2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - Honorable Mention, Grammar Category 2015 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Grammar Category Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award, Educational Books for Kids 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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"My kids had very low scores on the Iowa Test. Along with our regular curriculum, we added Editor in Chief. In a single year, their scores went way up! I believe it was due to Editor in Chief more than any other factor." - Brenda, Zebulon, GA
"Editor in Chief gives kids exactly the specific problems they need to work on to improve grammar and editing skills for the Virginia Standards of Learning exam." - Diana, Lynchburg, VA
"I've never come across anything quite like Editor in Chief as a way to prepare for the grammar section of standardized tests and to teach careful proofreading and editing." - Karen, Knoxville, TN
"I was impressed with how Editor in Chief encourages students to be very observant. These books allow students to apply the language rules they have learned and will help you identify weak points in their knowledge of language." - Peggy Zorn, Harvest Home Educators Newsletter, Bedford, GA
"A "Parent-Recommended" Home School Resource" - Creative Home Schooling For Gifted Children
"Learning grammar rules and correcting errors are not my children's favorite language exercises. One delightful way to include these important skills is to use the Editor in Chief series.…The lessons are interesting enough to make learning fun." -
"My grammar-resistant son has been using Editor in Chief for a couple of years and now he is able to edit everything! I'm amazed at the differences in his attitude. I owe it to 'EIC' for honing his grammar skills and bringing out the editor in him." - Allison, Mechanicsville, VA
"A "Homeschool Favorite"" - The LINK Home School News
"Great for really 'cementing' what was previously only theoretical knowledge of spelling, grammar, and usage.
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
"An excellent resource for teaching students how to apply grammar skills in context. My son's language arts scores soared on standardized tests after doing this series. Editor in Chief is an all-inclusive program." - Susan, Centerville, VA
"As a former reporter-editor...I wanted to give my daughters the edge when it comes to mastering English, grammar, punctuation, etc. and this program is ideal! As a ...mother, [I find] your line of books/software is exceptional. [It is] the only schoolwork I've found that my children find challenging. I am telling all my friends about your company. Keep it up." - Sheilah, Eureka Springs, AR
"I liked the way the kids responded to the various worksheets. The younger ones gave basic answers while my brightest students gave more creative responses. [T]he questions allowed for that kind of breadth." - Phyllis, Troy, MI
"The low readability allows the student to focus better on the [punctuation] skills rather than just decoding the story." - Britta, Tucson, AZ
"My gifted students are challenged with Editor in Chief." - Martha, McComb, MS
"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
"I 'have been using The Critical Thinking Company materials for 17 years. We home educate our sons and these books are an important part of our curriculum. Our 1st son is an honor student at the University, and our 2nd son, a senior in high school, just scored a perfect 800 on the critical reading section of the SAT. He says, 'After all of those Editor in Chief books, how could I not do well, mom!' Thanks Critical Thinking Co.!" - Lissa, Bixby, OK
"I am a certified teacher in math and history. I homeschool my 13-year-old niece, and I was looking for curriculum materials in language arts. Thanks to a friend, I was introduced to your products, and we now use the Editor in Chief® series. She looks forward to her grammar sessions instead of dreading the boring drills in their previous books." - Jane, Florida
"When my daughter was 13, I began using the Editor in Chief® series as part of our homeschool curriculum. She enjoyed the challenge of looking for errors even if at times she became frustrated that she missed a few--only to go back and look harder until she found them! These skills have helped her to express her thoughts well throughout high school and college. Now 20, she was approached by the dean of students at her university and asked if she would be interested in being the senior editor for the school newspaper! She immediately jumped at the chance! This is a paid position complete with an office, a budget, photographers, writers, layouts, printers, etc. She now has truly become an 'Editor in Chief.' Thank you!" - LisaJean, New Jersey

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)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
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!