With today’s greater emphasis on writing in next-generation assessments, mastery of grammar, usage, and mechanics skills is more important than ever. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics will build your students’ mastery of the conventions of standard English critical for success on the new assessments and college- and career-ready writing.
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics helps students master the conventions of standard English critical for success on next-generation assessments and college- and career-ready writing. This program
meets 100% of the conventions of standard English.
provides self-guided instruction and practice in under 15 minutes a day.
reinforces skills from grade level to grade level to ensure greater skill development and retention.
prepares students for high-stakes assessment questions on conventions.
supports teachers with opportunities for targeted differentiated instruction, including English Language Learner scaffolding in each lesson.
Essential Elements of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Instruction
Ongoing practice ensures students master the grammar skills important for successful writing.
This program delivers grammar, usage, and mechanics practice though short, two-page lessons with five easy steps that students can complete independently. With 60 (Grades 2–6) or 74 (Grades 7–8) lessons plus additional exercises in the back of the Student Edition and spelling and proofreading activities, each grade level ensures 100% coverage of the conventions of standard English—and lots of practice!
A spiraling curriculum provides students the opportunity to revisit the same grammar, usage, and mechanics topics in greater complexity as they advance through the grades.
By maintaining a cumulative progression of skills from each grade level to the next, this program promotes greater skill retention and development. Students return to skill topics in more complex ways as the grade levels progress, mirroring the greater complexity and increased range of the kinds of texts students are expected to read and write.
Conventions of Standard English Alignment (Printable)
See how Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics aligns to the conventions of standard English for Grades 2–8.
Assessment practice prepares students for the next-generation, high-stakes tests.
Unit Posttests are modeled on next-generation assessments to give students practice with the formats (nonfiction reading passage with text-dependent questions and selected response questions) they will encounter on PARCC, SBAC, and other high-stakes assessments. These Unit Posttests provide a summative assessment tool. Diagnostic Unit Pretests and formative Unit Reviews give teachers more assessment options.
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Student Edition features 60 (Grades 2–6) or 72 (Grades 7–8) two-page lessons plus an all-new spelling practice lesson in each unit; review and extra-practice pages; proofreading activities; end-of-unit tests that include reading passages and text-dependent questions formatted to mimic PARCC, SBAC, and other high-stakes assessments; a convenient Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Handbook and more!
Teacher Edition provides quick and easy instruction at a glance with options for differentiated instruction, help with assessment and remediation, strategies for English language learners, oral language activities, and a correlation for easy and flexible planning. Includes annotated Student Edition.
Student Edition and Teacher Edition eBooks
Student Edition and Teacher Edition eBooks provide lessons electronically on any desktop, laptop, or tablet device. Student Edition eBook license includes access for up to 30 students per classroom for one year, and Teacher Edition eBook license is per teacher for one year.