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Mini Grammar Mysteries 3

Sam Grammaticus and the mysterious passenger on flight M-130



Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7cm

Pages: 56

ISBN: 978-88-590-1876-6

Publication date: 01/05/2019

Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


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The activity book for practicing grammar in primary school

After Inspector Ortografoni and Agata Bird, here is a new series to transform boring mental gymnastics into a pleasant discovery of the enchanted territory that is the Italian language. The volumes have a level of increasing complexity, for a progressive deepening of the grammatical contents. In line with the primary school program, but not bound by a criterion closely linked to the class, they can also be useful for recovery and strengthening and used in different contexts.

In The Mysterious Passenger on flight M-130, Sam Grammaticus and his faithful helper Chi-hua-hua Cheng accompany the children while they solve interesting brain teasers, collecting the right clues to discover the guilty suspect.  In this third volume, the following grammar topics are covered:

  • nouns
  • punctuation
  • qualifying adjectives
  • verbs
  • beginner sentence syntax (subjects and predicates).




Mini-Grammar Mysteries

 

Fun activity books to practice grammar in primary school

A new and exciting series, edited by Monica Colli and Grazia Mauri, which transforms grammar from a boring mental exercise into a pleasant journey of discovery of the Italian language.

Many mysteries for Sam Grammaticus and his faithful helper Chi-hua-hua Cheng to solve

  In the books of this series, the children will have to assist Sam Grammaticus and his faithful helper Chi-hua-hua Cheng investigate the intriguing cases in which they are involved.

By solving engaging word puzzles, the children will collect the right hints for discovering who is guilty!

THE VOLUMES IN THE SERIES

The difficulty level in each volume increases incrementally, to allow for a progressive teaching of complex grammatical contents.

Mini Grammar Mysteries 1

Which thief is responsible for the theft of the precious pink diamond?

    With many games and activities for learning and consolidation:
  • nouns
  • classification according to a criterion: nouns for things, people and animals, common and proper
  • the use of capital and lowercase letters

Mini Grammar Mysteries 2

Who is responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Pedro, the blue parrot?

    With many games and activities for learning and consolidation:
  • verbs
  • qualifying adjectives
  • nouns (things/people/animals, singular and plural, gender)
  • definite and indefinite articles

Mini Grammar Mysteries 3

Sam Grammaticus and the mysterious passenger on flight M-130

    With many games and activities for learning and consolidation:
  • nouns
  • punctuation
  • qualifying adjectives
  • verbs
  • beginner sentence syntax (subjects and predicates)

In line with the primary program, but freed from a criterion closely linked to grade levels, the volumes of the series can also be useful for recuperation and recovery in cases of specific learning difficulties.

The suspects

ANNA PARROT: Waitress - BIGNÈ RAT: Chef - MATT PANDA: Painter - ROMINA FLAMINGO: Ballerina - BOB TIGER: Builder - FRIDA LAMA: Stylist

The clues

By completing crossword puzzles, word searches, and many other fun puzzle games, children will gradually gather clues to find the culprit. After having used the clues on the page with the list of suspects, the investigators will eventually have all the necessary information at hand to identify the culprit and make out the arrest warrant.

Each book contains a wide variety of fun puzzles and crosswords

Word puzzles for the development of grammatical skills

Word games, an extraordinary resource available to teachers to involve and fascinate children, support reflection on the language and its structures and help to encourage autonomous learning.  The solution of a linguistic game, even a very complex one, is always a compelling challenge that encourages and teases out knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Enigmatography is a masked form of mental exercise that pushes one to advance hypotheses, to verify their exactness, to disprove them, to try again, to comply with the procedures, and to deduct. It encourages both intuition and rationality into the process.  In short, it supports convergent and divergent thinking. A further motivating element is the contextualization of the enigmatic activities within the narrative frame of an investigative story, in which the pupil is called to intervene in the first person. In any case, the link between the investigation and the puzzle is conceptually present in each activity. Every enigmatic game is in fact an investigation in itself.