Grammar knowledge is the foundation to good writing and speaking. Poor grammar can lead to confusion.

Poor grammar skills are not well received by employers and college professors.  It is important to have proper grammar to get your point across properly in a speech, essay, or simple email.

This is why Gideon takes a direct approach to grammar to teach concepts using a separate curriculum from the reading comprehension and vocabulary.  While we have always had a grammar program, we have recently updated our Level One to include better explanation pages at the front of the booklets AND videos explaining the concepts covered.

The video form of these explanations can be easily accessed through the QR code on the cover or by using the given link shown there as well. All the Grammar One videos are in a playlist on our youtube channel.

After reading through the concepts, the students then practice these throughout the booklet to gain mastery. Practice makes perfect!
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As with all Gideon booklets (except math drill), all pages are graded by an instructor and corrected by the student.  If the student made too many mistakes, the booklet will be repeated at some point in the future.  The instructor can always offer more help if needed, but be sure to use these resources if the student needs extra help at home.

Many times the only thing the student needs to do is to reread the instructions and go a bit slower.

What are you biggest questions with grammar?  Leave a comment below!