Cover key grammar concepts with instructor-written workbook

Do your students think good grammar is important? They might after reading these stats:

  • Passed over for promotions: A study found that employees who didn’t get promoted to director-level positions within 10 years made 2.5 times as many grammatical mistakes as the individuals who did achieve such positions. (Learn more.)
  • Love lost: The online dating site Zoosk polled 9,000 users, and 48% consider bad grammar to be a deal breaker. (Learn more.)

Cover of Foundations of English Grammar WorkbookDevelop critical grammar skills of your English students with the new Foundations of English Grammar Workbook.

Activities, reading passages, and sentence-analysis questions build a strong understanding of topics that range from correcting run-on sentences to spelling commonly confused words. (Affect vs. effect, anyone?)

Written by instructors, the workbook is an excellent resource to complement in-class activities and online lessons available in Foundations of English. It can also be used as a standalone resource.

 

View a sample of the Foundations of English Grammar Workbook.

Key Features

  • Editing applications ask students to annotate short passages and apply editing skills to writing samples.
  • Comprehensive source of practice and application gives students additional help with grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  • Topics include grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, syntax, and diction.
  • Exercises include multiple choice, matching lists, true/false, fill-in-the-blank prompts, and more.

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Pssst! Looking for a grammar handbook? Check out the Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student, a resource that covers not only grammar but writing, research, critical thinking, and style as well. This pocket-sized guide helps students in all disciplines achieve stronger English skills.

 

 


If you’re an English instructor interested in seeing more, request a complimentary examination copy today or call us at 1-800-426-9538.

Provide more hands-on learning for your English students with Guided Notebook

Cover of Foundations of English Guided NotesGive your students more opportunities for meaningful, hands-on learning with the new Foundations of English Guided Notebook.

View the table of contents and a free sample here.

Aligned with the lesson objectives in Foundations of English textbook and courseware, this print resource promotes active learning through activities covering study skills, reading, writing, critical thinking, research, and grammar.

The guided notebook can be used in conjunction with the Foundations of English course materials or as a standalone resource.

Encourage students to be active participants in their own learning by asking them to synthesize course content and make connections to their personal lives. Additional examples, practice, prompts, and exercises in the guided notebook provide an interactive experience to complement classroom learning.

As they work through the text, students interact with lesson content through:

  • Extensive grammar practice
  • Note-taking prompts
  • Definitions
  • Fill-in-the-blank statements
  • True/false questions
  • Reading applications
  • Graphic organizers
  • Self-test check-ins

If you’re an English instructor interested in seeing more, request a complimentary examination copy today or call us at 1-800-426-9538.

Robust Feedback within English Courseware

Hawkes Learning’s Practice mode gives students ample feedback when they answer questions incorrectly. Several different tutorial options are available to students, including Explain Error, which provides error-specific feedback immediately when the mistake is made; Hint, which gives students a clue as to how they can answer the question correctly if they’re still struggling; and Solution, which states the correct answer.

Students can then try a similar question in order to test their knowledge. Once they feel comfortable with the material in Practice, students move on to the Certify mode, which does not provide learning aids in order to hold students accountable for their learning.

Check out two examples of the robust feedback provided in Practice below:

In Foundations of English‘s Chapter 4: Grammar and Mechanics, the courseware asks the following:

Does the following sentence use pronoun-antecedent agreement? Select the best answer.

Damien is running for class president, and his sister is helping them with the campaign.

The two choices are the following:
  • Yes, this sentence uses pronoun-antecedent agreement.
  • No, this sentence does not use pronoun-antecedent agreement.

If students select the first answer, the courseware provides this feedback:

Explain Error

Your Answer: Yes, this sentence uses pronoun-antecedent agreement.

You were asked to determine if the following sentence uses pronoun-antecedent agreement:

Damien is running for class president, and his sister is helping them with the campaign.

 

Your answer is incorrect because the pronoun is plural and neutral, but the antecedent is singular and male.

For a hint to solve this problem, select Hint.

Hint

You were asked to determine if the following sentence uses pronoun-antecedent agreement:

Damien is running for class president, and his sister is helping them with the campaign.

 

Remember, for a pronoun and its antecedent to agree, they must have the same gender and number. The gender of words can be female, male, or neutral. The number is either singular or plural.

If an antecedent is neutral and refers to a person or animal, it can be used with a male or female pronoun based on the other information in the sentence. However, inanimate objects do not have gender, so they are always renamed with neutral pronouns.

Take a look at the following sentence that includes both a pronoun and its antecedent:

Jennifer always makes the dessert because she is the best baker.

The pronoun she agrees with its antecedent Jennifer (the noun it renames). Both words are singular in number and female in gender. This is what you look for when checking for pronoun-antecedent agreement.

 

Solution

You were asked to determine if the following sentence uses pronoun-antecedent agreement:

Damien is running for class president, and his sister is helping them with the campaign.

The following answer is correct:

No, this sentence does not use pronoun-antecedent agreement.

The pronoun them is plural and neutral, but the antecedent Damien is singular and male.


In Foundations of English‘s Chapter 5: Style, the courseware asks the following:

Read the following passage.

People from all across the country enter the contest, and they all want their own shot at fame. Fame is fleeting, but these people do not care. They all believe they will be “the next big thing.” Even when disappointment comes crashing down on them, they still struggle and claw their way back up. Being content is not something humans are good at.
 
 
Which sentences do not use coordination to join clauses? Select all that apply.

Click on a word or word group to make a selection. To undo, click on the selection again. Alternatively use the Tab and spacebar to select or deselect the word or word group.

Students receive error-specific feedback when they select the following sentence from the passage: Even when disappointment comes crashing down on them, they still struggle and claw their way back up.

Use this grammar diagnostic test to target which lessons students must master.

Customize the way students learn.

Save class time and identify individual areas of weakness for remediation with Hawkes Learning’s free grammar diagnostic test! Click through a demonstration of the test at your own pace.

This 50-question assessment identifies areas of proficiency and specific knowledge gaps for individual students. A customized curriculum is developed for each student to strengthen their grammar skills and eliminate those errors from their writing.

A report shows student progress in both a pie chart and bar graph. The part of the graphs in green represents the number of correct answers, while pink represents the number of incorrect answers. The bar graph breaks down each lesson number.

The tailored learning path through the grammar curriculum provides students the opportunity to learn, practice, and then master each topic. Let Hawkes assist you in ensuring these skills become second nature for your students, helping them become more effective communicators of their ideas.

While diagnostic tests are pre-created to save you time for both Hawkes Learning’s Foundations of English and English Composition courses, you can also customize either by removing or adding questions based on your own lesson objectives.

As you click through the demonstration here, you’ll see how students access their assessment, answer questions, and receive a performance breakdown of each topic covered in the test.


Want to see more? Contact your Hawkes courseware specialist at 1-800-426-9538 or sales@hawkeslearning.com today!

Additional Questions in English Composition

New questions are available in the curriculum for English Composition. We’ve expanded the question bank so that you can assign more material related to different parts of the essay, critical reading & writing skills, and more. Check out which questions are new below, then assign them using the Assignment Builder in your Hawkes Grade Book!

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FREE download: Foundations of English Textbook

Our Foundations of English textbook puts learning directly into students’ hands. It helps your students gain a thorough understanding of study skills, critical thinking, reading, and writing.

This engaging text, which is a hybrid between a traditional textbook and a workbook, has been designed specifically for students at the foundational English level. The reading level is accessible; the instruction is practical; and the examples are relevant and engaging. The text challenges students to apply the course content to school, work, and everyday life.

Check out the first chapter here.

Pair the Foundations of English text with the accompanying online courseware so students have full access to practice questions, interactive examples, and our user-friendly peer review tool called SmartReview.