Daily Grammar Practice
|DGP for Grades 1-5: One terrific concept. Appropriate for all learners.
|DGP for Grades 6-12: One terrific concept. Two fabulous choices.
|DGP Grades 6-12 Original
||DGP Grades 6-12 Advanced
|| (Second Edition)
|Sentences are more basic.
||Sentences come from literature and are therefore more challenging.
What is Daily Grammar
Daily Grammar Practice is a unique, highly successful, research-based approach
to helping students understand, apply, and actually remember grammar concepts.
The program is thorough and effective, yet surprisingly simple to implement.
Daily Grammar Practice is not "fluffy," and it's not a "quick
fix." It is a simple, logical process that actually moves grammar concepts
to long-term memory so that students can apply the concepts to their writing.
How Does Daily Grammar Practice Work?
The key to Daily Grammar Practice is its organization.
Most methods are organized by concept--a lesson on nouns, a lesson on verbs.
Daily Grammar Practice pulls all the concepts together so students always see
the big picture. Daily Grammar Practice is also daily. Other "daily" grammar
programs require students to apply grammar skills by correcting errors in sentences.
However, students can't apply what they don't understand. Daily Grammar Practice
helps students understand the basics of grammar and mechanics so that they
can get the most out of lessons in usage and writing. Daily Grammar Practice
works like a daily grammar vitamin. It gives students one sentence per week
to work with. Each day, students have a different task to accomplish with the
week's sentence. At the beginning of each class, you go over the day's assignment.
Students correct any errors they have made and ask any questions they may have.
You explain any new concepts that the sentence presents. The whole process
takes a couple of minutes, and you're ready to move on with class. Students
learn through daily repetition and discovery. You don't have to do any other
grammar exercises--ever. You may be wondering how students can possibly learn
they need to
know about grammar and mechanics with only one sentence per week. Here's why:
1. Less is more. They really take these sentences apart
and understand every aspect of them.
2. Concepts are broken into small parts, but the program is organized in a way
that allows students to see how all of the parts fit together. Concepts
are then revisited on a daily basis so that they aren't forgotten.
3. The sentences they're working with aren't just random sentences.They're intentionally
loaded with specific concepts at specific times. They start simple and get increasingly
difficult. Concepts that students should have mastered at their grade level appear
in early sentences and appear often. More difficult concepts appear later.
Daily Grammar Practice Products
Daily Grammar Practice Teacher Guides and
Answer Keys as well as optional workbooks and overhead transparencies
are available for
each grade level (first grade through college). To find out more about the
books, to learn which curriculum objectives are covered at each
grade level, and to see sample
pages, please click on the "Contents
and Curriculum Information" link.