Being very impressed with Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), I was excited to review Fix-It! Grammar Book 1: The Nose Tree from IEW. Since I have never used IEW's grammar program, I elected to start with the first book in the series.
What a delightful way to learn grammar!
As you do your grammar lesson, an enchanting tale about three down-and-out soldiers unfolds. The story contains a dwarf, magic, a crafty princess, and apples that make noses grown long.
As we worked through the lessons, we were immediately intrigued by the story and it was a great motivation to complete each lesson since more of the story would unfold.
Just as I appreciated IEW's writing curriculum, I was thoroughly impressed with their grammar curriculum.
I received the Teacher's Manual and the Student Workbook to review. The Teacher's Manual includes a download link for the Student Workbook E-book so you can just buy the Teacher's Manual and print out any pages that you need. That's a great bargain for big families.
I could probably use the student workbook without the teacher's manual because the directions were so clear, but, of course, the teacher's manual includes the answers and clear teaching instructions, as well as the student workbook E-book. So, purchasing the Teacher's Manual is definitely a wise choice!
Since our world has been a little topsy-turvy right now with some family sadness, we opted to do a weeks worth of lessons in one sitting instead of the short daily lessons. It was super-easy to concentrate and finish all the week's lessons in one sitting because the lesson is fast-paced and fun! Plus, there is the story!
The weekly lessons included "Learn It," a brief grammar lesson and I mean brief! This is following by the "Fix It" section which involves reading the sentence aloud and looking up the highlighted vocabulary words and choosing the best definition based on the sentence. Next, the student fixes the sentence, repairing any grammar mistakes. Finally, the student rewrites each correction sentence in a separate notebook.
My favorite things about Fix-It! Grammar 1: The Nose Tree is that the lessons are short, enjoyable, and include lots of review throughout the year. I also appreciate that vocabulary and labeling the parts of a sentence are included.
Andrew Pudewa, Founder of IEW Talks about Fix-It! Grammar
IEW is a trusted name in homeschool circles for writing curriculum. Fix-It! Grammar makes them a trusted name for grammar programs, too.
IEW's creator Andrew Pudewa started by sharing his writing program and has expanded over the years to include spelling (All About Spelling), grammar (Fix-It! Grammar), and Literature studies.
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