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Easy Grammar texts use the prepositional approach combined with effective strategies. This helps students to understand grammar, a tool for speaking and writing properly.




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Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills texts have been designed as a 5-10 minute, daily review to be used at the beginning of every lesson. Students use concepts learned in capitalization, punctuation, and other areas on a daily basis. This process promotes mastery learning. See individual texts for "Content and Sequence" and format.

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About the Author: Dr. Wanda C. Phillips

Wanda C. Phillips, Ed.D. has received the following awards:

Who's Who in America 2010

Who's Who in the World 2010

Who's Who in America 2009

Who's Who in the World 2009

Who’s Whom America, 2007

Who’s Who of American Women, 2007

Who’s Who in the World, 2007

Who’s Who in the World, 2006

Who’s Who in American Education, 2006

Who’s Who in America, 2006

Who’s Who of American Women, 2006

2000 Intellectuals of the 21st Century, 2005

Who’s Who in America, 2005

Who’s Who in American Education, 2005

International Professionals of the Year, 2005

Who’s Who in American Education, 2004

Who’s Who of American Women, 2003

Who’s Who in the World, 2002

Who’s Who of American Women, 2002

Who’s Who of International Women, Cambridge, 2002

Who’s Who in the West, 2000-2001

Who’s Who Among Teachers, 2001

Who’s Who in the West, 1990-1991

Who’s Who in Arizona, 1989-1990


Why Wanda C. Phillips developed Easy Grammar & Daily Grams:

Graduating with a B. S. in Secondary Education (English as a major), Wanda began teaching at the high school level.  "Very soon," she relates, "I began to question why these students were coming to me without an understanding of grammar.  I'm embarrassed now to admit it, but I blamed it on the junior high and elementary teachers".

Within a short time, Wanda secured a position at the seventh grade level.  "I was immediately struck by the realization that my students could tell me little besides a definition of nouns.  I asked myself how this could be in that students obviously had studied nouns since first (or second) grade."  After perusing her English text, Phillips realized that the texts were at fault.  Concepts were taught in isolation and yet the discreet skills or building blocks of each concept were often presented without breaking them down.  Wanda notes,  'Nouns, for example, were introduced the first few weeks of the school year and then mostly forgotten.  No wonder students lacked mastery."  Phillips set out to change this by introducing the most basic idea within each concept and then building upon that knowledge.  She also introduced concepts and then reviewed them throughout.

At the same time, Phillips was introduced to the prepositional approach.  "I didn't invent it," she admits, "but I did perceive how much this process would help students."  The process is one of learning a list of prepositions, understanding prepositional phrases, and then deleting them from a sentence.  "By deleting prepositional phrases from a sentence, students can quickly find subject and verb and much more... thus simplifying their language," Phillips states.

Wanda Phillips used the prepositional approach and combined it with various strategies for effective teaching.  She also added review both on a daily basis (Daily Grams) and cumulatively at the end of each unit (included in Easy Grammar texts). "My students began to like English because it made sense, and their scores improved remarkably," Wanda shares.  The Easy Grammar teaching texts and Daily Grams review texts were written because she wanted to share this very simple but effective method with others.  "I realized that students throughout the nation could benefit by using this approach," Phillips notes.  "I began writing my program into texts because of the need to help children learn to speak and to write properly. This was the basis for text development, and it continues to be my mission."



Wanda C. Phillips, a native Pennsylvanian, earned a B.S. degree in Secondary Education from Shippensburg University in 1969, elementary certification from Grand Canyon College in Arizona, and a Master's Degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University in 1992.  In 2007, Wanda earned a doctorate from George Fox, a Christian University in Newburg, Oregon.

During Mrs. Phillips's teaching career, she developed a successful, innovative approach to grammar instruction. Her first textbook, Easy Grammar, was published in 1985. Since then, she has written an Easy Grammar series, a Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills series, and a writing text, Easy Writing.

Traveling extensively, Wanda has presented seminars to classroom teachers in Christian and private schools. In addition, she has spoken to special area teachers—English as a Second Language, learning disabilities, and adult basic education. Mrs. Phillips has provided seminars for Association of Christian Schools International conferences in Texas, Florida, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, South Carolina, California, Indiana, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C. Wanda has also presented home education workshops throughout the country.


Wanda C. Phillips is the author of:

Easy Grammar, 1985

Easy Grammar: Grades 5 and 6, 1994

Easy Grammar Workbook 56, 1994

Easy Grammar Plus, 1995

Easy Grammar Workbook, 1995

Easy Grammar: Grades 4 and 5, 1996

Easy Grammar Workbook 45, 1996

Easy Grammar: Grades 3 and 4, 1998

Easy Grammar Workbook 34, 1998

Easy Grammar: Daily Guided Teaching & Review for Grade 2, 2006

Easy Grammar: Daily Guided Teaching & Review for Grade 2 Workbook, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 3, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 3 Student Workbook, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 3 Student Test Booklet, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 4, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 4 Student Workbook, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 4 Student Test Booklet, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 5, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 5 Student Workbook, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 5 Student Test Booklet, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 6, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 6 Student Workbook, 2006

Easy Grammar: Grade 6 Student Test Booklet, 2006

Easy Writing, 1990

Daily Guided Teaching and Review for 2nd and 3rd Grades, 1992

My Mother Doesn’t Like to Cook, 1993

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills Jr./Sr. High, 1987

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills for 4th & 5th Grades, 1987

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills for 3rd & 4th Grades, 1989

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills for 5th & 6th Grades, 1992

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills Grade 3, 2002

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills Grade 4, 2002

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills Grade 5, 2002

Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills Grade 6, 2002
Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills Grade 7, 2002