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The Language Mechanic

Tuning Up English With Logic

Grades: 4-7

Language Arts

Grades: 4-7

Language Arts

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The Language Mechanic

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01801BBP

Description and Features

Uses logic and humor to teach grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and vocabulary!

Description and Features

Is there any logic to the rules for grammar? Yes! The lessons and activities in this 184-page book use fun examples to teach English grammar and punctuation. It not only teaches the rules of language mechanics; it reinforces the rules by explaining the logic behind them. This book shows examples and gives practice in applying the rules. Finally, students will understand the "why" behind the rules of the English language!

Lessons begin with a "grabber"–a humorous miscommunication that results when a rule is broken. These examples are followed by an explanation of the specific rule, the logic behind it, and guided and independent practice. This book includes presentation and reinforcement suggestions, answers, a glossary, and a compare/contrast organizer.

Contents
    • Capitalization
    • Run-Ons
    • Fragments
    • Pronouns
    • Modifiers
    • Verbs
    • Agreement
    • Unnecessary Words
    • Punctuation
    • Friendly Letter
    • Spelling
    • Vocabulary

Product Details

Item#: 01801BBP
Author(s): M. A. Hockett
TOC: View Table of Contents
Subject: Language Arts
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 0-89455-761-0
ISBN–13: 978-0-89455-761-3
Pages: 184

Awards

Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award Winner

Test preparation available for the following:

Language Mechanic guarantees top performance on assessment tests including

California Achievement Tests (CAT/5)
TerraNova (CTBS) / TerraNova, The Second Edition (CAT/6)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR)
Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)
Stanford Achievement Test™10)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)
Maryland School Performance Assessment (MSPSP)
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA)
and many more!

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My boys are both doing ...
5
Aug 29, 2023
My boys are both doing very well with this book. It is not thorough enough to be a stand-alone Language Arts course, but as a review or brush-up resource, I really like it. The silly sentences make it fun and keep the boys’ interest up.
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5
Aug 29, 2023
I loved the book’s layout because it was simple to understand and use. I appreciated that I could skip around and choose the areas of concern. Using it with an older child, I appreciated that she could do it independently, but even with a younger child, it would be easy for the parent. It is very open and go and would not require prep work. I also really appreciated the logic portion of this book. Most grammar programs teach the rules but not the “why” or logic behind them, and I believe that it helps it make sense and stay with them better.
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This curriculum is good
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Aug 29, 2023
Even though everyone dislikes the word grammar, this curriculum is good. I understood it, and it was not too hard for me to work through. There were many problems for me to work through to help me fully understand and grasp what we were talking about, and it was easy to follow and figure out what it wanted me to do.
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5
Apr 7, 2013
A great, playful way to show students that English really does have some reasons for the rules. If you have a sense of humor but are serious about preparing students to proofread their work, to take standardized tests, or just to understand the basics of their own language, I strongly recommend this book. More than anything else I've found, it helps take the drudgery out of grammar.
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5
Apr 7, 2013
My grammar-resistant" student says the lessons are helping her get the logic behind the rules. Language Mechanic is as fun as grammar gets."
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5
Apr 7, 2013
This book is nice because it goes through step by step and is easy to follow. My daughter is doing extremely well and she likes it a lot.
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5
Apr 7, 2013
High quality instruction. Very clear language rules and explanations. Easy-to-follow and good for reference.
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5
Apr 7, 2013
This book was a great beginning for us to use in reviewing grammar. It is my son's favorite.
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Apr 7, 2013
Great book, east to use! Both for the student and parent.
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Apr 7, 2013
I think The Language Mechanic must be as fun as grammar gets.
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