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Grammar Galaxy: No More boring Grammar Lessons!
Reading with Your kids Podcast Interview with Dr. Melanie Wilson
Do you know why most students are really bored in their grammar classes? Because they have a long silent period and don’t like speaking in a group which makes it super boring! Grammar Galaxy is unlike any grammar curriculum you have ever seen! It is engaging, fun, gentle, efficient & much more!
In Today’s Episode Jed is joined by Dr. Melanie Wilson, an author of the book Grammar Galaxy, a new curriculum disguised as storybook. Dr. Melanie Wilson was a college instructor, freelance writer, and public speaker before she felt called to stay home and educate her children. She is a mother of six and has home schooled for 17 years. She says it’s her most fulfilling vocation.
Stay tuned as Melanie talks about her passion about language arts and how she used bits and pieces of different curriculum and approaches to teach her children and friends’ children. In 2014, she believed she had another calling to write the curriculum she had always wanted as a homeschooling mom — one that didn’t take a lot of time, made concepts simple and memorable, and was enough fun to keep her kids motivated. Books have been a family business since the beginning. Melanie’s husband, Mark, has been selling library books for 30 years. Melanie and the older boys frequently pitch in to help at the annual librarians’ conference. Grammar Galaxy is another family business that she hopes will be a great learning opportunity for their children.
So what is so exciting about Grammar Galaxy?
1) It teaches grammar using a story. Concepts are presented in an easy-to-understand story format. And there’s no prep work!
2) It has a mission manual, which has kids do activities to help complete the mission to save the English language.
It is a complete language arts curriculum for beginning readers (advanced first graders, second graders, and students who are just beginning to read). Grammar Galaxy: Nebula is a complete language arts curriculum for beginning readers. Short, comical stories teach concepts in a memorable way. Students discover the havoc that ensues when the evil Gremlin tampers with the English language. Fiction books are labelled as nonfiction and begin coming to life. A re- virus is introduced into the computer system causing things to be repeated endlessly. Rhyming poems and books are ruined when Word Harmony matches words that don’t rhyme. The royal English children invite students to become fellow grammar guardians in order to save the galaxy from crises like these. Teachers read one of the mysteries to their students. Vocabulary words are defined in the text. Discussion questions follow each lesson to check for understanding. Students then complete a corresponding mission in the mission manual that reinforces the concepts.
It is so fun to read to learn together! Join us as Melanie teaches kids to have fun and to THRIVE!