Author: Nancy Atlee
Product Code: 417
ISBN: 9781593630416
Pages: 88
Availability: In stock.

So many grammar and punctuation guides are written for adults and are too complex for students. They don’t communicate the basics of good grammar in a way that kids can easily grasp and integrate into their own writing. The Absolutely Essential Grammar Guide offers the perfect solution. Filled with straightforward language, lots of easy-to-understand examples, and straight-to-the-point guidance, this handbook was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of your students.

This fantastic guide covers all of the basics of good writing and grammar, including:
  • correct use of punctuation,
  • rules of capitalization,
  • definitions and correct use of the parts of speech,
  • definitions and examples of parts and types of sentences,
  • common grammar errors and how to avoid them, and
  • lots of helpful reference materials.

This guide is excellent for helping students improve their writing skills. Once students have their ideas on paper, it's time to go through the written piece and make sure the grammar is correct. The Grammar Guide is the perfect tool for this job. Time and time again, your students will reach for this book when they can't remember what punctuation to use, when to capitalize, or how to properly use a part of speech.

This basic guide to grammar will supplement any language program and help students achieve a better understanding of the many rules that apply to correct language usage.

For additional guidance in writing, see The Absolutely Essential Writing Guide.

Grades 5–12


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Review: Barb's Books - April 1, 2007
This handy book makes editing and revising a snap. This tool helps students with the correct use of punctuation, the rules for capitalization, the definitions and the correct use of the parts of speech, definitions and examples of sentence parts and types, and the correction of common usage errors. There is a helpful reference section at the back. With each explanation you will find an example to clarify it so that you will understand the correct usage. This book will supplement any language curriculum and be a wonderful reference to have on hand at home.
Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - August 21, 2005
Prufrock Press has newly published two outstanding “how to” manuals for children seeking to write effectively and correctly. Written by Nancy Atlee and nicely embellished with small illustrations by Mary Lou Johnson, these instructionals include The Absolutely Essential Writing Guide for Kids and The Absolutely Essential Grammar Guide. The first is a basic reference manual introducing children to the writing process, including terminology, formatting, and avoiding common errors. The second is a basic reference manual [that introduces] children to the fundamentals of English grammar, including capitalization, parts of speech, punctuation, and sentences. Whether writing prose or poetry, short stories or novels, essays or research papers, The Absolutely Essential Writing Guide for Kids and The Absolutely Essential Grammar Guide for Kids combine to provide a complete introduction to effective writing and good grammer. Ideal as supplemental classroom materials, these two outstanding titles are especially recommended for home schooling curriculum inclusion as well.

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