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Editor in Chief® A1 Paperback – June 1, 2012

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This unique series uses illustrated high-interest stories to get your students thinking like real editors! Each book will improve students' language mechanics significantly and--equally important--improve academic performance! Easy to teach and a lot more fun than traditional grammar drills.

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OTHER TITLES BY THESE AUTHORS -- Editor in Chief A2, ISBN 0-89455-719-X; Editor in Chief B1, ISBN 0-89455-516-2; Editor in Chief B2, ISBN 0-89455-720-3; Editor in Chief C1, ISBN 0-89455-517-0; Editor in Chief C2.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Critical Thinking; 3rd edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894555154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894555152
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I first purchased this book several years ago. Since then, I have tried to use other "daily oral language practice" editing activities, but came back to this one. My students seem to really enjoy the "detective work" of finding errors in these interesting-to-read paragraphs. Each one is a simulation of a short newspaper article, and is accompanied by a picture with a caption; the students have to compare these with the text to see if there are any discrepancies. While students are looking for common mistakes in writing they tend to make, they are learning fun facts about animals, geology, and even history.
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I've never come across anything quite like them as a way to prepare for the grammar section of standardized tests and to teach careful proofreading and editing.
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I love Critical Thinking Co.'s books in general. I used the younger Editor in Chief level with no problems. However, this book is a mess. The seller sent me a 2003 edition, and I have no idea if there is a more current one. This edition is awful. My child just finished exercise 14, and at least 4 out of the last 14 lessons had errors either in the answer key, or in the the exercise (but not considered errors by the answer key.) The website does have a section for errata, but some of the mistakes I found were not even listed there! I am not sure if I even want to continue using this book, but it is expensive for a mere 33 exercises and I'd hate to waste the money. It's hard enough to teach proper grammar with all the awful grammar commonly used in media, and this book will not clearly help.
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This series will make your kids think - two thumbs up! They are not easy to slam through fill in the blank style books, but require some careful thought and rereading to figure out the answers. The book is written in the style of paragraphs/articles, and you are told there are "x" number of errors in different categories - your job is then to find those errors. I think the age targeting is right on. These exercises are definitely more challenging than standard workbook sheets but still doable and not so challenging as to be frustrating. Great for developing critical thinking skills and I will be using the entire series with my kids. I tried the computer/iPad versions of this series and found them rather clunky. I much prefer the paper version of this particular set of books.
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A friend introduced these books to me. Had to have them. We use them along side our other curriculum to help build our writing skills by looking for "error's". Paragraphs are short and the "hunt" can be lots of fun.
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We've used Editor in Chief for our two oldest children (now in university). Now our 13-year-old is using it. Teaches a lot of the basics in a fun way!
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