Easy Grammar Plus vs. Easy Grammar Ultimate Series
People often ask what the difference between Easy Grammar Plus and the Easy Grammar Ultimate series is. Take a look at the product comparison table below to help determine which series is right for you.
Easy Grammar Plus
This is a non-grade level teaching text recommended for junior or senior high levels. (Colleges also use this series due to ease in teaching concepts).
This is a unit text. It starts with the preposition unit in which students learn prepositions and the process of deleting them. The verb unit is taught next; nouns are learned in the ensuing unit. We progress through the text in this manner, using a simple yet thorough building-block approach. Reading level is about fourth grade so that vocabulary does not interfere with learning.
End of unit reviews
End of unit tests
End of unit cumulative reviews
End of unit cumulative tests
Basic concepts are built upon throughout the text and applied.
Example: predicate nominatives are introduced under linking verbs in the verb unit; they are reintroduced in the noun unit. They are re-taught in the pronoun unit for application: "The winner is she." (Proof: "She is the winner").
Only a few pages are given to independent and dependent clauses, gerund phrases, and similar concepts.
Capitalization is a separate unit.
Punctuation is a separate unit.
Writing: at the end of this text, various higher-level sentence structures are introduced.
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series
These are grade-level teaching texts with 180 daily lessons that require only 10 minutes.
(EGUS: Grade 9, EGUS: Grade 11 currently)
Basic concepts are introduced and reintroduced throughout the text for student understanding and application. Concepts focus on the understanding of basics and introduction of high school grade level material. Reading level is slightly higher than Plus.
Reinforcement occurs with the reteaching of concepts. There are no formal tests. Dr. Phillips recommends that you choose lessons to assign points for a quiz. If a test grade is needed, average 4 quiz grades for a test grade.
Basic concepts are built upon throughout the lessons, so that students can easily understand more complex concepts.
Example: Types of phrases (prepositional, participial, infinitive, and gerund) are taught after students understand what each type is). The study of clauses for compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences begins with first understanding subject/verb.
We then proceed to comprehending dependent and independent clauses for more meaningful understanding of fragments/sentences/run-ons and sentence structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
Capitalization rules are introduced and reintroduced daily. Rules include the basics as well as higher-level capitalization.
Punctuation rules are introduced and reintroduced daily. Rules include the basics as well as higher-level punctuation.
Sentence combining: each lesson's last item includes two or more sentences that students use to compose a better sentence. This process enhances the quality of students' writing. Focus is placed on expository (informational) writing.