Review the eight parts of speech, five basic sentence patterns, usage, and mechanics. Introduce relative pronouns, pronoun reference problems, indicative/imperative mood. Dictionary skills, library skills, study skills, and the writing process are part of the year's work. Literature selections provide students the opportunity to analyze real texts. Writing projects include paragraphs of comparison/contrast and personal experience, a research essay, poetry and devotional writing, a personal response to literature.
Writing & Grammar 9 Student Text (3rd ed.) is rated
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Rated 5 out of
"Writing & Grammar" is well-balancedI really appreciate having a balanced mix of writing and grammar in an English book. Grammar lessons are well-written, building on what was learned in the previous lesson. The writing lessons are practical, easy to follow and not extremely time-consuming. The only draw-back that we have found with this book is that it is sometimes hard to see where one lesson ends and the next begins. There is no "lesson 1, 2, 3..." and some lessons go for several pages, beginning or ending in the middle of a page. The teacher's manual helps somewhat, but even it can be hard to tell what is included in each individual lesson. For home schoolers that sometimes work on their own, it is nice to have a clear beginning and ending for each lesson.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of
Worth it....We've used BJU Press Language Arts since K-5. I appreciate the systematic "review and add some new" each year. I like the intro at the beginning of each unit. The grammar lessons are a nice length. The sentences used for the practice sets are full of interesting information. Even though it adds expense, I like the consumable text; students can spend more time focusing on the concept and less on time on writing the lessons on paper.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 5 out of
Well-laid out/Easy to useThe BJU Press English curriculum is a fantastic program that can reach both the academically advanced and those who are not quite as familiar with the fundamentals of English grammar. The book does a great job explaining terms and processes of how to manipulate a sentence word-by-word. Our students have certainly excelled in the grammar department using this book. There are two areas that could be modified to better serve the students - charts and the writing sections. Even in middle school, students seem to really learn and be able to memorize well from charts. If there were corresponding charts to use with each chapter as references, that could prove to be helpful. Also the writing sections are somewhat minimal in their expectations of each writing piece. The assignments themselves are good and there is always an example. However, the book is not clear on how each assignment is to be written or what aspects are to be included. This could be helpful to not only the teacher, but also the students.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 4 out of
Textbook is extremely easy to follow and very organizedI do, however, wish there were some more activities for the students to practice with. When teaching new concepts, there are only about 1-2 exercsies for them to work through.