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Book 1

 
      This table of contents is for your quick reference. Items in green are instructional materials or reading selections. Items in red have not been made yet.
     All the grammar instructional materials in this book are complete. The "Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing" sections are not.
 
Table of Contents
Bunny Rabbit's Diary 75 pg    
Unit 1 – Identifying Sentences 14 pg AK 20 pg
 
What is a Sentence?
     Ex. 1 - Based on “A Christmas Tree”
     Ex. 2 - Based on “A Christmas Tree”
     Ex. 3 - Based on “A Christmas Tree”
     Ex. 4 - Based on “A Christmas Tree”
"You" as Understood Subject
     Ex. 5 – From Old-time Stories
     Ex. 6 - From Bunny Rabbit's Diary
Punctuating Sentences
     Ex. 7 - Based on “The Ugly Duckling”
     Ex. 8 - Based on “The Ugly Duckling”
     Ex. 9 - Creating an Exercise on Subjects and Verbs
     Ex. 10 - Just for Fun: Riddles
Unit 1 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 5 pg AK  5 pg
     Ex. 1 - Fill in the Blanks
     Ex. 2 -Add a Story
     Ex. 3 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 4 - "Crooked Man" and "Little Jack Horner"
     Ex. 5 - Writing - 
 
Unit 2 - Adding Complements 14 pg AK 13 pg
 
Identifying Complements
     Ex. 1 - Based on “Bobtail’s Kite”
     Ex. 2 - Based on “Bobtail’s Kite”
     Ex. 3 - Based on “Bobtail’s Kite”
     Ex. 4 - Based on “Bobtail’s Kite”
A Punctuation Exercise – Quotation Marks
     Ex. 5 - Based on “Bobtail’s Kite”
More Practice with Complements
     Ex. 6 - Based on “April Fool’s Day”
     Ex. 7 - Based on “April Fool’s Day”
     Ex. 8 - Based on “April Fool’s Day”
     Ex. 9 - Based on “April Fool’s Day”
     Ex. 10- Creating an Exercise with Complements
     Ex. 11 - Complements – Using Students’ Exercises
     Ex. 12 - Just for Fun Why are fish so smart?
Unit 2 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 2 pg AK  2 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Punctuation
     Ex. 3 - Add a poem
     Ex. 4 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 5 - Add a story
     Ex. 6 - Writing - 
 
Unit 3 - Compounding -- "And," "Or, or "But" 8 pg AK 5 pg
 
Instructional Material
     Ex. 1 - Based on “Moving Day” by Mary Frances Blaisdell
     Ex. 2 - Based on “Moving Day”
     Ex. 3 - Combining to Make Compound Subjects or Verbs
     Ex. 4 - “The Windmill” – Creating an Exercise
     Ex. 5 - Just for Fun - Always Falls never Hurt
Unit 3 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 7 pg AK  4 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Capitalization and Punctuation: "The Heron"
     Ex. 3 – Recipe Roster
     Ex. 4 – Treasure Hunt
     Ex. 5. –“Time to Rise,” by Robert Louis Stevenson
     Ex. 6 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 7 - Add - a story 
     Ex. 8 - Writing - 
 
Unit 4 – Verb Phrases (Tense) 11 pg AK 10 pg

Adding “Helping” Verbs (Tense)
     Ex. 1 - Based on “Mrs. Duck’s Secret”
     Ex. 2 - Based on “Mrs. Duck’s Secret”
     Ex. 3 - Based on “The Swimming Lesson”
     Ex. 4 - Based on “The Swimming Lesson”
     Ex. 5 - Based on “The Swimming Lesson”
     Ex. 6 - “Bobbie Squirrel's Tail” – Creating an Exercise
     Ex. 7 - Just for Fun - Skeletons cross
Unit 4 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 3 pg AK  3 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Punctuation
     Ex. 3 - “Betty Blue” (A Poem)
     Ex. 4 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 5 - Add a Story
     Ex. 6 - Writing - 
 
Unit 5 - "Helping" Verbs (Modal) 9 pg AK 6 pg
 
     Adding “Helping” Verbs (Modal)
     Ex. 1 - Based on “Mrs. Duck’s Secret”
     Ex. 2 - Based on “Mrs. Duck’s Secret”
     Ex. 3 - Based on Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (Ch. 1-7)
     Ex. 4 - Based on Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (Ch. 1-7)
     Ex. 5 - Writing Sentences with Modal Verbs
     Ex. 6 - Just for Fun Q&A Cinderella (puns)
Unit 5 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 4 pg AK  3 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Punctuation
     Ex. 3 -I Wouldn’t Be a Growler  (poem)
     Ex. 4 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 5 - Add a Story
     Ex. 6 - Writing Topics
 
Unit  6 - Contractions 6 pg AK 4 pg
 
Apostrophes for Contractions
     Ex. 1 - Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
     Ex. 2 - Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
     Ex. 3 - Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
     Ex. 4 - Just for Fun Why do songs
Unit 6 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 6 pg AK 4 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2. Punctuation: Based on “Billy’s Slide”
     Ex. 3 - "Good Morning," by Robert Browning
     Ex. 4 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 5 - Add a Story
     Ex. 6 - Writing - 
 
Mid-Term and Final Assessment Tests  26 pg    
 
     # 1 - “Little Rabbit” 
     # 2 - “The Peach Tree”
 
Unit 7 - Other Helping Verbs 10 pg AK 10 pg
 
Adding Other Helping Verbs
     Ex. 1 - Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
     Ex. 2 - Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
     Ex. 3 - Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
     Ex. 4 - Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
     Ex. 5 - Creating an Exercise with Helping Verbs (Piggy-Wig's Home")
     Ex. 6 - Just for Fun - Q&A
Unit 7 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 4 pg AK 4 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Punctuation: Based on “Billy’s Slide”
     Ex. 3 - Add a poem
     Ex. 4 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 5 - Add a Story
     Ex. 6 - Writing - 
 
Unit 8 - Nouns and Pronouns 13 pg AK 8 pg
 
What Is a Noun?
     Ex. 1 - Identifying Nouns
Common and Proper Nouns
     Ex. 2 – Common and Proper Nouns
Singular and Plural Nouns
     Ex. 3. - Singular and Plural Nouns
     Ex. 4 - Irregular Plurals
What Is a Pronoun?
     Ex. 5 - Identifying Pronouns
     Ex. 6 - Identifying Pronouns
     Ex. 7 - Writing Sentences with Pronouns
     Ex. 8 - Just for Fun
Unit 8 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 4 pg AK 3 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Punctuation
     Ex. 3 “The Robin”—A Poem for Analysis
     Ex. 4 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 5 - Add a Story
     Ex. 6 - Writing - 
 
Unit 9 - Adding Adjectives, and Adverbs 16 pg AK 17 pg
 
What Is an Adjective?
     Ex. 1 - Based on Bunny Rabbit’s Diary
     Ex. 2 - Writing Sentences with Adjectives
What Is an Adverb?
     Ex. 3 - Based on Bunny Rabbit’s Diary
     Ex. 4 - Writing Sentences with Adverbs
     Ex. 5 – Based on “The Clover Patch”
     Ex. 6 – Based on “The Clover Patch”
     Ex. 7 – Based on “The Clover Patch”
     Ex. 8 – Based on “The Clover Patch”
     Ex. 9 - Treasure Hunt
Apostrophes That Change Nouns into Adjectives
     Ex. 10 - Apostrophes to Show Possession
     Ex. 11 - Apostrophes to Show Possession
     Ex. 12 - Just for Fun
Unit 9 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 6 pg AK 4 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Punctuation
     Ex. 3 - Using Adjectives to Combine Sentences
     Ex. 4 - “The Pig's Dinner” – Creating an Exercise
     Ex. 5 - Add a poem
     Ex. 6 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 7 - Add a Story
     Ex. 8 - Writing - 
 
Unit 10 - Adding Prepositional Phrases 12 pg AK 10 pg
 
Identifying Prepositional Phrases
How Prepositional Phrases Work in a Sentence
     Ex. 1 – A Matching Game (“The Cabbage Patch”)
     Ex. 2 – ID Prepositional Phrases (“The Cabbage Patch”)
     Ex. 3 – ID Prepositional Phrases (“The Cabbage Patch”)
     Ex. 4 - From “A Summer Shower”
     Ex. 5 - From “A Summer Shower”
     Ex. 6 - From “The White Rabbit”
     Ex. 7 - From “The White Rabbit”
     Ex. 8 - Just for Fun
Unit 10 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 6 pg AK 5 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 - Sentence Combining with Prepositional Phrases
     Ex. 3 – Punctuation from “The White Rabbit”
     Ex. 4 - Recipe Roster
     Ex. 5 – “Singing” From A Child's Garden of Verses
     Ex. 6 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 7 - Add a Story
     Ex. 8 - Writing - 
 
Unit 11- Additional Passages for Analysis 6 pg AK 4 pg
 
Directions and Sample
     Ex. 1 - A Fine Day
     Ex. 2 – In the Garden
     Ex. 3 - Come to My Party
     Ex. 4 - Just for Fun
Unit 11 – Vocabulary, Reading, & Writing 6 pg AK 6 pg
     Ex. 1 - FiB
     Ex. 2 – Punctuation From “A Summer Shower”
     Ex. 3 - Sentence Combining with Adjectives
     Ex. 4 - Using Prepositional Phrases  to Combine Sentences
     Ex. 5 - Using Adjectives & Prepositional Phrases to Combine Sentences
     Ex. 6 - “Rain in Summer,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
     Ex. 7 - Add a Fable
     Ex. 8 - Add a Story
     Ex. 9 - Writing - 
 
Unit 12 - Performing and Analyzing a Little Play 6 pg AK 4 pg
 
The Two Holes [text]
     Ex. 1 -A Passage for Analysis
     Ex. 2 - A Writing Assignment 
  
Final Assessment Tests  26 pg    
 
     # 1 “Bobbie and the Apples”
     # 2 “Alice and Her Mother
     # 3 Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (1)
     # 4 Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (2)
     # 5 “The Wise Jackal”
     # 6 “Manuel and Rita” (1)
     # 7 “Manuel and Rita” (2)
     # 8 “Susie Sunbeam”
     # 9 “Why the Evergreen Trees”
     # 10 “Why the Evergreen Trees”