A Grammar Resource for LA 6 “Exploring Word Pictures”
Target Age Group: Grade 6
Type of Resource: Consumable
This Grammar Resource
Go aboard a starship and seek out new grammar adventures. You will discover and erradicate grammar mistakes and poor puncuation with the captain and crew of the Endeavor. Captain Kendall will boldy lead you through the grammatical dangers of space. Sometimes you will be assigned to help in Ensign Will in the “Crew Quarters.” Each assignment, Mission Log, is varied and the new situations you face with the crew will engross even reluctant learners. This worktext reinforces the grammar concepts introduced in LA 3 “Tracking Down Good Grammar,” LA 4 “Solving the Mysteries of Grammar,” & LA 5 “Digging Into Paragraphs.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: This resource does NOT include an answer key, which is part of the LA 6 “Exploring Word Pictures” guide. Most parents find they really need the answer keys for this program.
Using this Grammar Resource
Students who have used our other language arts – LA 3 “Tracking Down Good Grammar,” LA 4 “Solving the Mysteries of Grammar,” and LA 5 “Digging Into Paragraphs” – will use the skills gained through those programs to complete the assignments in this resource. Each year grammar instruction and review is part of those programs. LA 6 “Exploring Word Pictures” includes grammar exercises for the student to complete. Lengthy instruction and reminders of previously learned grammar concepts are not include in this worktext. They are done though in a real-life format. This means that students will be determining on their own what part of speech an underlined word is, locating and correcting run-on sentences, finding and differentiating between similes and metaphors, and correcting sentences that are not punctuated correctly.
It is important to note that grammar concepts are listed in a comprehensive appendix, as part of the LA 6 “Exploring Word Pictures” guide. This reference resource is called, “Navigation Log: Grammar Concepts for Mission Log Assignments.” Students will find this resource helpful to remind them of things they already know.