For ages 8 and up, fully illustrated.
This book presents grammar in a logical, step-by-step sequence. It helps children to understand the basic building blocks of the English language and how to use those building blocks to better communicate, express their thoughts and understand what they read.
- Communicates why grammar and word order are important to be understood.
- Communicates basic grammar concepts with easy to understand illustrations.
- Removes complexity from the subject.
- Teaches how grammar can be used to communicate. Instead of teaching a bunch of rules that one must learn to pass a test.
The fundamentals of speech, writing and grammar have typically been complicated into a confusing and constricting set of rules that few children comprehend. This subject is now unraveled and easily understood. This book enables children to learn grammar, not as an arduous set of classroom rules but as something for use in conveying their thoughts through language.
Also applicable to English As a Second Language programs.
Publisher: Effective Education Publishing, 486 Pages, softback
- Grammar (What is Grammar)
- How Spoken and Written Communication Began
- Parts of Speech
- Expressing Yourself with Words
- Written and Spoken Communication
From the book:
Important information for Parents and Teachers
Grammar as taught in schools can be rough for children to learn.
A number of grammar books currently in use in schools were looked at and this is whqat was found: one defined grammar as "primarily the study of the forms of words and their relationship to each other" and three other grammar texts entirely omitted a definition for the word. It's very hard to learn a subject when the name of the subject itself is either not defined or is incorrectly defined!
So the word grammar has to be defined as something one uses in everyday speech and reading and writing, not something which was the monopoly of the grammarians. The whole point about grammar is that it exist to facilitate and enhance meaningful communication between and amongst people. It really has no other useful purpose.
This book start off giving the reader the use and value of grammar.
"This book does an EXCELLENT job of explaining grammar in terms everyone can understand. And when you've mastered the basics of grammar, you are then able to communicate better. This is a must for anyone learning English as a second language and for tutors who are helping students with their reading skills. An excellent reference for everyone." Ruth