Fix It! Grammar Overview-Video Post

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Hey Guys!  I thought you might like to see the newest homeschool curriculum we are using.  It’s Fix It! Grammar by IEWFix it! Grammar is an incredibly easy program that can be done in just 15 minutes a day.  The program is incredibly simple for both parents and students.  It only requires the teachers manual, student manual, a dictionary and a notebook or journal.  If you don’t have a dictionary available you can download one for free from Merriam-Webster for either Apple or Android HERE.

Pros & Cons of Fix It Grammar

Pros
  • Short concise lessons that take 15 minutes a day.
  • Teaches vocabulary, grammar, and handwriting skills in one.
  • Easy to use.
  • Economical for parents.
  • Can be used with multiple students.
  • Can be used with or without using other products from IEW.
  • Multiple levels.
  • Free trial is available (see below for link).
Cons
  • This is not a complete writing and grammar program.
  • Separate program must be purchased for writing.
  • Beginning lessons may be too easy for children with prior grammar experience.
  • You will need a separate writing journal (easily obtained at most stores).
  • Thematic elements contain magic, which may be objectionable to some parents.

 

One of the things I like most about this program is that it incorporates vocabulary, writing skills and grammar into a simple 15 minute a day program. I also use it to build on penmanship.  So it’s a great multi-tasking curriculum.

I have been extremely impressed by the simplicity of this program as well as its effectiveness.  We have had no trouble using it.  The program is good for multiple students of several different age ranges.  You only need one teachers manual, but you will need multiple student manuals.  You could also make copies of the student manual.  However, the program is reasonably priced.  So, purchasing additional manuals would be much easier and less time consuming.

Here are some samples from the books.

From top left to right: Student workbook page, vocabulary definition page. From bottom left to right: Vocabulary page front, teachers instruction pages.

Parent’s Note

This series is based on (for the most part) old fairytales and contain elements of magic.  I realize that some parents (including myself) take issue with some types of thematic elements in books and writing, so I wanted to make you aware of this.  I personally use these as a teaching element unto itself.  However, if this is not something you would want your children reading you will want to select a different curriculum.

Fix It! Levels

Fix It! Grammar has 6 levels.  The first level is The Nose Tree. Level 1 Nose Tree presumes no prior grammar knowledge and introduces basic parts of speech, end-mark punctuation, phrases, clauses, homophones, and more.  Level 1 is rated for grades 3-5.  The cost for the combo teacher/student editions is $29.  Each additional student is $19.

Try Before You Buy

You can try up to 4 weeks of this program free by going to this link HERE:

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