Easy Grammar Ultimate Series (Grades 8-12+) provides daily teaching by following the same format as Daily GRAMS. The 180 lessons provide high-school students with continued learning and application in daily, 10-minute lessons and have been designed cyclically. This allows students more class time for literature and writing.
The teacher text has the reproducible student pages in the front of the book and the answers in the back. This is the only book you need if you have one child (the child can write directly in the book). If you have more than one child and don’t want to make copies, then you can get the student workbook. The student test book is a separate assessment book. The answers as well as the tests are found in the test booklet.
- 180 daily teaching lessons
- 10 minute lessons
- Materials presented in an easy, step-by-step approach
- Concepts build upon themselves
Note: This is a teaching text set up in 10-minute, daily lessons like other EGUS* texts. However, the concepts are presented include both basic and more complex rules for capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Some concepts, such as catenative verbs, zero articles, and modal idioms, are introduced, but mastery is not required. A complete index for quick referencing is included. A section, "Beyond Easy Grammar," provides students with grammar’s 4 aspects: orthography, syntax, etymology, and prosody. (No written work is required in this section.) Dr. Phillips believes that this is a "must" for all high school seniors; they will want to take this text to college or to the work place as a resource. In fact, college professors may want students to obtain this text.
*Easy Grammar Ultimate Series
1. Capitalization teaching and application
2. Punctuation teaching and application
3 & 4. Grammar, sentence combining, and other concepts
5. "Beyond Easy Grammar"
— Orthography (Lessons 1-19) Sounds, syllables, words, and pronunciation
— Syntax (Lessons 20-76) Sentence structures
— Etymology (Lessons 77-173) Classification into parts of speech, derivation, and
modification of words
— Prosody (Lessons 174-180) Versification, the art of creating verse in poetry:
Major feet: Iambus (Heroic, Alexandrine, and Iambic)
Trochee, Anapest, and Dactyl
Q. What is the difference between Easy Grammar texts and Easy Grammar Ultimate Series texts?
A. Easy Grammar texts include Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Plus. Grades 2-6 are for elementary students. Concepts are taught within sequential grammar units, beginning with prepositions. Using this approach, sentences are stripped to basics, enabling students to understand subject and verb and to build throughout each text.
EG Plus will give any student beyond Grade 6 a solid, basic understanding of grammar. It's especially popular because the text is written at a fourth-grade reading level. Therefore, students can focus on concepts. Like the other Easy Grammar texts, concepts are taught within sequential grammar units. Using a prepositional approach, sentences are stripped to basics for students to identify subject and verb and to build on more challenging topics such as subject-verb agreement, predicate nominatives, and correct usage in all areas.
The Easy Grammar Ultimate Series texts are similar to both Easy Grammar and Daily GRAMS. The texts are like Easy Grammar in that they are teaching texts. Concepts relating to phrases, clauses, compound-complex sentences, and other higher-level concepts (as well as basics) are presented in a 180 daily lesson format found in Daily GRAMS texts. Concepts are introduced, reintroduced, applied, expanded, etc. throughout each text.