I rate it a 4 because the excercises aren't enough to keep practicing over and over again. I give a lesson to my son, and then go to printable sheets for him to keep practicing the new learned skill. Overall I love the book, it is very good!
This book breaks down the components of good sentence structure, writing complex sentences, and writing interesting sentences and paragraphs in a way that is easy to follow and understand. I'm using it for homeschooling, but it is also an excellent tool for enhancing what your child has already learned in school.
I'm not a huge fan of workbooks, but in small doses, they can be effective. Writing Fabulous Sentences and Paragraphs is a good example of a helpful workbook. The exercises are brief and provide lots of opportunity for open ended response. My ten year old enjoys using this workbook, too.I think it leans more toward the fourth/fifth grade level. It is a tad too simplistic for a sixth grader, unless you used it as a base to extend from. Even with my fifth grader, I don't consider the workbook ENOUGH writing i..