This highly acclaimed, award-winning book has easy-to-understand lessons, activities, and periodic reviews. This book teaches grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and critical reading in a standards-based thinking approach rather than drill and practice. After a concise lesson that explains and illustrates the mechanics of writing, students carefully analyze and edit stories, letters, and articles that contain mechanical errors. This effective method allows students to gain mastery over concepts that will translate into their own writing.
The Editor in Chief® Level 1 book includes 12 easy-to-understand lessons in grammar and mechanics and 69 activity pages. The lessons include the following: content, capitalization, punctuation, spelling rules, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, articles, verbs, agreement, conjunctions, prepositions, interjections, confusing word pairs, negative words, homophones, homographs, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. After learning a lesson, students apply the rules by correcting the errors, and reviews provide more challenging practice of the multiple skills already taught. Detailed answers are also included.