Wednesday, April 13, 2022

IEW Fix It! Grammar Level 2 Town Mouse and Country Mouse Review

Disclosure:  I received this complimentary product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW.

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

If you know us, then you know that I am a huge fan of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (often called IEW for short).  We love both their grammar and writing programs so I was pleased as punch to receive their Fix It! Grammar Level 2 Town Mouse and Country Mouse to use with E.  Level 1 and Level 2 comprise their elementary school grammar curriculum, Level 3 and Level 4 comprise their middle school grammar curriculum and Level 5 and 6 comprise their high school grammar curriculum.

We received the Teacher's Manual, Student Book, and the add-on Fix It! Grammar Cards.
 I am using this program with E who is in 4th grade and it's perfect for her.
I want to note that IEW recommends that students with little or no grammar background begin in Level 1 regardless of their age.  This will give students a foundation as well as familiarize them with the program.  Level 1 introduces basic parts of speech, end-mark punctuation, phrases, clauses, homophones, etc.  Our Level 2 Town Mouse and Country Mouse continues defining parts of speech, explains basic comma and capitalization rules, introduces complex sentence patterns and more!  I love that Fix It! Grammar teaches grammar in as little as 15 minutes a day, 4 days a week.  Level 2 is a 30 week grammar program.

Working on Week 1 Day 1

Above you can see the pages for Week 1 from E's student notebook.

This program is set up so that students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that will eventually tell a full story.  Each day they look up the definition for a bold word, these are their vocabulary words.  They correct the daily passage and then write the corrected sentence in their student notebook.  They learn how to annotate and fix mistakes.  At the end of the program, they will have the entire story written in their notebook!

Page 1 of the Scope and Sequence found in the Teacher's Manual.  I love being able to have a quick glance and overview of concepts learned each week.

The Teacher Manual has everything you need for teaching this program.  It lays out the weeks nicely and walks you through all the instructions.  It is amazing to see how much material is covered in 30 weeks.  IEW Fix It! Grammar really makes teaching grammar easy and my kids quite enjoy it.  I love the grammar glossary included in the back of the Teacher's Manual as well.

Grammar Cards

Our grammar cards are a fun addition.  I love that they highlight key grammar concepts so students can use them for quick and easy reference.  They can also be used to play a variety of fun and easy-to-learn games.

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