Refreshing in its “let’s get down to business” approach, Grammar Workshop’s focus is on teaching how to use grammar “tools” (i.e. rules) in writing. The movement of every lesson is to equip the student to write effective (and grammatically correct) sentences. Accordingly, each grade level covers basic sentence construction, parts of speech, and mechanics (capitalization, punctuation, and spelling). Each course has six units divided into 4-12 lessons, with a total of 51 lessons. Each unit concludes with a review, a proofreading exercise, and a short writing assignment.
Teacher Editions provide three components: lesson plans, schedules, and student pages with answers. Introductory information shows the CCSS correlations plus a 30-week pacing chart. The daily lessons are brief, clear, concise and include suggestions for ELL learners. Answers to all exercises from the Student Book are provided, including the unit reviews.