Redear's digest Grammar books review

Review: Reader’s Digest Grammar Books

I was recently contacted to provide a review of Readers Digest grammar books.

I was pleasantly surprised at the wealth of information these books provided.

The first book titled, “My Grammar and I . . . Or Should That Be Me?: How to Speak and Write It Right” is a refresher course for anyone who has ever been stumped by spelling confusion, dangling modifiers, split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are. Clever, informative, and fun, this delightful little handbook offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls, with lessons on:

Sentence Structure: Let’s ponder the subject or object: Is it “I” or is it “me”?
Parts of Speech: Is it “whose” or “who’s”? “Which” or “that”?
Punctuation: So where does that comma go, anyway?
Spelling and Confusables: There are times when the spelling “rules” confuse.
Elements of Style: You’ll find there’s lots more to know about grammar.

    This book came at the most perfect time in our homeschool, as my daughter is entering 5th grade this year.  We have always followed Charlotte Mason’s somewhat {gentle} method for grammar, but this year I plan on using Easy Grammar and focusing more on grammar itself.  

    When I read this book it really helped prepare me, as the teacher, for grammar instruction this year. Everything you want to know about grammar is in this book-especially the “rules’ that have always confused you, or the ones you may have forgotten.

    I highly recommend this book to refresh your grammar skills and as a resource to your homeschool library. I know I will be referring to it often.

    The second book is titled, Write (Or Is That “Right”?) Every Time: Cool Ways to Improve Your English by Lottie Stride, is full of simple tricks to avoid language minefields. This lighthearted, informative guide is divided into bite-size chunks that include:

    Goodness Gracious Grammar: Fun ways to tackle the parts of speech, tenses, conjunctions, and clauses. 
    Spelling Made Simple: Easy techniques to learn the rules — and exceptions — so you can become a spelling whiz. 
    Punctuation Perfection: Effortless ways to conquer those punctuation dilemmas, from exclamation points, to all the commas in between. 

    What an awesome resource for kids. It is packed with information, and presented in a fun way.  Dispersed throughout are fun cartoons and it is very appealing to the eye.

    I think these books are a perfect addition to any homeschool library, and they are sure to be referred to for many years.

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