Grammar Level One Part 1/3


Course Description This is a beginning grammar class for students in grades 4-6 to learn fundamental grammar principles. This class will study from The Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Fix It! Grammar Nose Tree workbook. Each week students learn new grammar principles and then for homework, they become detectives who seek and correct grammar errors in sentences that are part of a real story.

This unique approach to grammar learning is both effective and enjoyable, and most importantly, it trains students to apply grammar rules to their own writing.

Teacher Lead Teacher: Ms. Lauren Bridgeford is a New York City-based English teacher who specializes in ESL and General English courses for children and adults. She graduated with a BA in Literature from Hunter College and holds a DELTA certification (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Cambridge University. Ms. Bridgeford has taught English both stateside and abroad for the last decade and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Secondary Education from NYU. She is also pursuing her accreditation as an IEW instructor.

Assistant Teacher: Ms. Lajiere Blake holds her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stonybrook University. As the Arts and Culture Editor for her campus newspaper, The Statesman, Ms. Blake worked closely with dozens of student writers to polish their pieces prior to publication. While serving as a Teaching Assistant, Ms. Blake delivered lessons and graded assignments for junior and senior college students. In 2020, Ms. Blake joined Rose Writing Center and began studying under the guidance of its founder, Ms. Sydney. She is pursuing her accreditation as an IEW instructor.

Prerequisites This is a three-part course. Students will have the option to take Part II in the fall and Part III in the spring.
Textbook Workbook is sold on the IEW website at:
Class Time

Friday 4:30-5:15 p.m. (EST)
8 Sessions from July to August
6 Students Maximum

Class Details Students will learn the first eight lessons out of thirty-three in the workbook. These lessons cover:

Part of Speech

Who-Which Clauses
Action Verbs

End Marks
Homophones and Usage

There, their, they’re
Other Concepts


Poor, Destitute, Wretched, Gloomy, Keeping watch, Alert, Dwarf, Rebuffing, Plight, Worthy, Comrades, Don, Elfin, In due time, Likewise, Sociable, Purse, Awarding, Graciously, Curious, Dumbfounded, Survey, Settle down, Wondrous, Trice, Encircled, Abundant, Dapple-gray, Splendid, Dwell, Neighboring, Elegant