Grammar Disasters & Punctuation Faux Pas
Students develop real-life editing skills for superior writing and top test scores!
Editor in Chief® improves your child’s grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and attention to detail using a standards-based thinking approach rather than drill and practice. This effective method teaches students to carefully analyze and edit stories that contain errors in writing mechanics and story details.
The Grades 3–4 (Beginning-level) stories combine single skills (like capitalization) with guided, gradual instruction and practice that is ideal for younger learners. The Grades 4–12 (A-, B- and C-level) stories involve mixed skills practice, starting with easier errors and becoming more challenging as students become adept at the editing process.
Books or Software?
Choose one, the other, or both for maximum benefit (for example, A1 book and A2 software or vice versa). Whichever you choose, you can't go wrong! See below and for more information.
|Books: Students identify and circle errors in each story. Then they insert, modify, or delete punctuation, words, and short phrases to make corrections. An editing checklist and annotated guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation are provided to help focus students' thinking and allow them to match their answers to applicable rules. Detailed answers are also included.|
Software: Students identify and click on errors in each story. Then they select the category and specific rule that applies to each error, prompting the software to correct the error. On-screen instructions, hints, rules, and answers allow students to work, learn, and succeed independently.
Choosing the Right Level of Editor in Chief®
There is a slight increase in difficulty within each level (i.e., A2 is more challenging than A1, etc.). Generally, we recommend completing the first activities at each level before beginning the second.