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Chuck Wagon Bill's Language Skills
Grades 2 - 5

box box Hit the trail with Chuck Wagon Bill, Rattlesnake Pete, Tumbleweed, Annie, and other western characters as they offer a heap of practice with language skills. Flexible program options make these activities appropriate for young trailhands in grades two through five. Help screens remind students of important rules of punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. Screen graphics help indicate how the student is performing on the current set of problems so that at a glance, teachers are aware of when help is needed.

  • Capitalization
  • Correct the Error
  • Identify the Rule
  • Sentences
  • Complete Sentences
  • Subject and Predicate
  • Kinds of Sentences
  • Verbs
  • Locating Verbs
  • Verb Tenses
  • Verb Forms
  • Punctuation
  • Correct the Error
  • Identify the Rule
  • Nouns
  • Common and Proper
  • Singular and Plural
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Comparisons

Program Options: There is a broad spectrum of options available for 16 language activities. Choose short sentences only to affect readability for younger students. For capitalization and punctuation, check the rules that you would like included in upcoming practice sessions. View the options for every activity on the menu to see how you can alter directions, terminology, content, and/or difficulty to make each activity appropriate for the age and readiness of your students.

Options and Easy Track: Set activity options for the whole class all at once or for any selected group or individual.

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Targeted Learning Objectives

The Student...

uses a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence.

capitalizes the pronoun “I”.

begins proper nouns with capital letters.

uses capital letters for initials.

begins proper adjectives with capital letters.

capitalizes titles of rank or honor when joined to a person’s name.

uses proper capitalization for titles of books, songs, etc.

capitalizes the first word of a quotation.

capitalizes words that show family relationship when used with or as a name.

The student...

uses a period at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence.

uses a period after abbreviations and initials.

uses a question mark at the end of a direct question.

uses an exclamation point after an expression of strong emotion.

uses a comma to separate the day of the month from the year.

uses a comma to separate the name of a city from the state or country.

uses a comma to set off the name of a person being addressed.

uses a comma after introductory expressions such as yes or no.

uses commas to separate a series of three or more words or phrases.

uses a comma to set off a direct quotation.

uses a comma before the conjunction in a compound sentence.

uses quotation marks to enclose direct quotations.

uses an apostrophe to show possession.

The Student...

recognizes the difference between a non-sentence and a sentence.

recognizes kinds of sentences.

identifies the simple subject and simple predicate of a sentence.

identifies the complete subject and complete predicate of a sentence.

identifies common nouns within a sentence.

identifies proper nouns within a sentence.

changes nouns from singular to plural form (add s, es, y to i, f to v, irreg.)

selects the correct subject or object pronoun.

locates the verb within a sentence.

identifies the main verb, the helping verb(s), the verb phrase, and linking verb.

uses the correct verb tense (past, present, future).

selects the correct verb form (singular or plural) to agree with subject.

identifies adjectives and the nouns they modify.

identifies adverbs and the verbs they modify.

makes comparisons with er/est, more/most, less/least

proofreads and corrects errors in written work.

Student Records: A summary screen provides feedback on student performance for the latest session, last 5 sessions, and cumulative work to date. Scores may be viewed as number right/total, as a percent, or as a letter grade. Student records may be printed. Open Easy Track for more detailed records. Compare individual records to class, grade level, or selected group averages. Assess graphs of student growth for any specific learning objective. A variety of charts and graphs may be customized and are available for printing.

Easy Track is included with all Micrograms programs.
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