Overview - BUNCHES OF GRAMMAR FUN BINDER 2
Written especially for middle and high school students with learning differences,
the new Bunches of Grammar Fun
series presents the most basic points of
grammar in an entertaining, easy-to-read manner. English teacher Randy Larson,
author of the popular Hot Fudge Monday
, combines humor with short, simple
activities that teach students about the parts of speech. Each of the three binders
in the series features 219 reproducible pages of worksheets and quizzes. Used
as a series, the binders help students master grammar skills step by step.
HIGH-INTEREST ACTIVITIES Each worksheet in the program includes a brief
explanation of an important grammar concept followed by a humorous practice
activity. Directions are easy to understand. Wacky examples, such as a shark
in a bathtub to illustrate a reason to use the interjection “wow,”
hold students’ interest and help grammar rules make sense.
QUIZZES Reproducible quizzes that assess students’ understanding
of the major concepts covered are included within the units. No explanation
or examples are given, but there is still an amusing introduction leading off
each quiz to help students who suffer from test anxiety to relax.
HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS Fun illustrations on every worksheet and quiz
bring the teaching points and examples to life. Judy Larson’s cast of
characters make students laugh as they learn.
UNITS Each binder is organized into eight units that address the parts
of speech. Units are Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions,
Conjunctions, and Interjections. Integrated into the activities are grammar
rules, such as capitalization and punctuation, as well as pointers for how to
write with style and pizzazz.
MULTIPLE USES The Bunches of Grammar Fun series can be used as
a supplement to any existing grammar program or as a stand-alone curriculum.
In sequence, the binders teach the parts of speech using a building blocks method.
Since each binder also uses fresh material to reinforce skills learned in the
previous binder, individual binders are also effective for students who need
additional practice to master basic concepts.
3-BINDER SERIES Binder 1 covers the most basic grammar skills. Binder
2 expands upon the topics covered in Binder 1 with activities that are slightly
more challenging. Binder 3 provides the next step up with worksheets that include
sentence-writing activities and show students how to integrate all of the skills
they have learned. Binders available individually or sold as a set.