Grammar and Writing is a rigorous English language arts series designed to help students learn and remember the skills and concepts that will enable them to be successful communicators.
Covers Grammar, Writing, Spelling, and Vocabulary
The comprehensive program covers English grammar, writing, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary development.
See our Scope and Sequence (PDF) to view the topics covered in each grade level.
Uses Proven Methodology
As students progress through the textbooks, the topics increase in depth and complexity. Two features distinguish Grammar and Writing from its competitors: incremental development and continual review. Thirty years of research and experience have shown that incremental learning and daily review improve test scores and knowledge retention. Learn more »
Meets and Exceeds State Standards
Grammar and Writing meets and exceeds the Common Core State Standards for English language arts in the areas of Language and Writing. Read more »
Useful for Many Ages
The series currently spans grades 4-8. However, high school students will benefit from Grammar and Writing 8, which thoroughly covers the skills needed for college-board exams. In fact, co-author and college professor Christie Curtis has successfully used the content in Grammar and Writing 8 with university English majors who showed extraordinary improvement in their grammar skills.
Students Also Learn History, Literature, Science, and Art
Embedded in the examples and exercises is Core Knowledge® content from other subject areas, so that students learn valuable facts while developing their English language skills. Each grade level of the grammar textbook contains age-appropriate references to art, music, literature, poetry, science, history, and geography.
In addition to the Core Knowledge® content from multiple subject areas, some of the books also have a special emphasis. For example, the fourth grade book focuses on animals and insects; the fifth grade book concentrates on the unique characteristics of the fifty states of the United States; the sixth grade book mentions a wide variety of Core Knowledge® facts that every American should know; the seventh grade book contains many literary terms in addition to Greek and Latin roots; and the eighth grade book highlights U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution.
What is Included?
For schools, the Hake Grammar and Writing series has four components at each grade level, including a hardcover Student Textbook, a softcover Student Workbook, a coil-bound Teacher's Edition, and a loose-leaf Teacher Packet with tests, supplemental practice, and answers. Online eBook access is also available as an optional add-on per Student Textbook.