Example: Students first learn the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause. Using understanding of this concept, students learn construction of fragments, sentences, and run-on and the structure of compound and complex sentences. However, mastery of dependent and independent clauses first is vital to the ensuing concepts. Other concepts are taught in this manner throughout.
1. Capitalization teaching and application
2. Punctuation teaching and application
3 & 4. Grammar and other concept teaching and application
5. Sentence Combining for improved writing skills
Q. What is the difference between Easy Grammar texts and Easy Grammar Ultimate Series texts?
A. Easy Grammar texts include Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Plus. Grades 2-6 are for elementary students. Concepts are taught within sequential grammar units, beginning with prepositions. Using this approach, sentences are stripped to basics, enabling students to understand subject and verb and to build throughout each text.
EG Plus will give any student beyond Grade 6 a solid, basic understanding of grammar. It’s especially popular because the text is written at a fourth-grade reading level. Therefore, students can focus on concepts. Like the other Easy Grammar texts, concepts are taught within sequential grammar units. Using a prepositional approach, sentences are stripped to basics for students to identify subject and verb and to build on more challenging topics such as subject-verb agreement, predicate nominatives, and correct usage in all areas.
The Easy Grammar Ultimate Series texts are similar to both Easy Grammar and Daily GRAMS. The texts are like Easy Grammar in that they are teaching texts. Concepts relating to phrases, clauses, compound-complex sentences, and other higher-level concepts (as well as basics) are presented in a 180 daily lesson format found in Daily GRAMS texts. Concepts are introduced, reintroduced, applied, expanded, etc. throughout each text. See the “Scope and Sequence” for each EGUS level: Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12.