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The GUM ---"Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics" curriculum---will build your students' mastery of the conventions of standard English.
Short, two-page lessons with five easy steps (Read & Analyze, Practice, Apply, and Reinforce) provide self-guided instruction and practice in less than 15 minutes per day. Seventy-four lessons plus additional exercises, spelling activities, and proofreading exercises are included to provide full coverage of English and plenty of practice opportunities. This is a spiral curriculum that promotes skill retention and development as students revisit the same grammar, usage, and mechanics topics in greater complexity as they advance through the grades.
Unit post-tests give students practice with test formats they'll encounter on a variety of assessments, such as nonfiction reading passages with text-dependent questions and selected response questions. Diagnostic unit pretests and unit reviews provide teachers with additional assessment options.
The units in this grade 8 workbook cover: sentence structure, parts of speech, usage, and grammar. Students will learn about participles and participial phrases, gerunds and gerund phrases, active/passive voice, ordering adjectives, the subjunctive mood, avoiding mood shifts, eliminating unnecessary words, writing about quantity, subject-verb agreement, and more.
The Teacher's Edition provides quick and easy "at a glance" instruction along with options for differentiated instruction, help with assessment and remediation, strategies for English language learners, oral language activities, and correlation information for easy and flexible planning. An annotated Student Edition is included within the Teacher's Edition.
This kit includes:
- Student Edition; 397 newsprint-like pages, indexed, softcover. Non-reproducible; consumable workbook. Grade 8.
- Teacher's Edition
Please note that this item is only available for purchase by Homeschools located in the USA and Canada.
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Zaner-Bloser GUM