Capitalize on students' natural interest in word play by using jokes and riddles to teach grammar and usage lessons. Each lesson is followed by at least one practice page for students to complete independently.
Reviewed By: Mary Marschel (Washington, MO)
Because school has not yet begin this school year, I cannot give a student's reaction to this product. As for myself, I think it's great!. I tried it on the teacher who teaches English in our Seventh and Eighth Grades. She liked it, too, even though she couldn't answer any of the riddles. She said that she had never been good at riddles. Then I showed her the materials that the students would use, and she, too, was impressed. I tried one of the riddles on the First Grade teacher. She got the answer correct, and agreed that it was an interesting way to work with nouns. I plan to use that lesson on the first day of school in order to show that language is not always boring. I like the way vocabulary is explained, and I'm really interested to see how familiar students are with the meanings of the answers. I've found that many students have difficulty when non-literal meanings are used.
Reviewed By: Laughing Works
I read a few pages to my eighth graders. They laughed and hooted. But it held their attention for a lesson on grammar.