The Giggly Guide to Grammar: Student Edition
Shel Silverstein meets Strunk and White… and laughs!
Grammar has often been taught as the joyless process of memorizing rules, diagramming sentences and correcting fabricated errors, but most writers will tell you that grammar is much more than a set of rules or a list of commands. Grammar promotes a love of language–grammar is fun.
With the help of over 120 off-the-wall illustrations and gobs of goofy examples and exercises, this delightful book provides a lighthearted and ludicrous guide to the essential elements of language and grammar (not to mention a few writing tips tossed into the mix). The results are both hilarious and instructive.
Lessons include :
- parts of speech
- parts of the sentence
- phrases and clauses
- subject-verb agreement
- pronoun-antecedent agreement
- sentence types
- fragments and run-ons
- commonly confused words
Cathy Campbell grew up in Midland, Texas, and received a degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. After a short stint working at a small ad agency in Austin, she moved to The Woodlands, Texas, where she has been delighting her high school English students with her hilarious illustrated grammar lessons. The Giggly Guide to Grammar is her first book.