Grammar Galaxy: Blue Star (Volume 5) is a complete language arts curriculum for elementary students (sixth graders or students who have completed Red Star or its equivalent).
Short, comical stories teach concepts in a memorable way. Students discover the havoc that ensues when the evil Gremlin tampers with the English language. Bleak is the mood and sarcastic is the tone set for the galaxy for a month. Parallel structure is banned after a gymnast’s accident. The Onomatopoeia Union goes on strike and these words are unavailable.
The royal English children invite students to become fellow grammar guardians in order to save the galaxy from crises like these. Teachers or students read the text themselves. Vocabulary words are defined in the text. Discussion questions follow each lesson to check for understanding. Students then complete a corresponding mission in the mission manual that reinforces the concepts. Teachers provide as much help as necessary.
Grammar Galaxy: Blue Star, the fifth in a series of language arts texts for first to eighth graders, teaches:
*composition and speaking
Grammar Galaxy: Blue Star is a great choice for homeschoolers, teachers, and parents:
*Whose student is at the 6th grade level or above or has mastered Red Star skills
*Who want their student to have excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills
*Who want their student to spend less time doing seatwork and more time reading and writing
Check the scope and sequence (lessons taught in each volume) to help you determine which level is best for your student. If you aren’t sure, take the quiz below, or ask for advice in the Grammar Guardians group on Facebook. A complete lesson for you to try with your student is available here.