Based on the principle that the primary purpose of grammar instruction is to improve student writing, this grammar program teaches the conventions of standard English and takes students through the complete writing process as they write arguments, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives. You will:
Dr. Beverly Ann Chin, author of Grammar for Writing, explains how this research-based program addresses the integration of teaching grammar and writing.
"By analyzing the conventions by published authors as well as classmates as encouraged in Grammar for Writing, middle and high school students discover how grammar, usage, and mechanics can be used as tools that clarify meaning."
The text is very clear and straightforward and provides detailed information for the students to understand. Connecting the grammar to writing as this series does is exactly what students need.
I taught 7th grade English for 12 years and searched for a systematic way to teach grammar. I now teach in a primary school and found this grammar book. We use this in our 3rd grade reading class. It is the best systematic way I have ever used to teach the basics of grammar. The kids love the program and it is easy to administer. I wish I had had it when I taught 7th grade.