We have completed the whole punctuation book, whereas three years ago we only completed the major punctuation. There is a difficult learning curve especially with the general punctuation, but my students and I have learned S0000 much! I use your name all the time in class. I say, “Let Frode teach you.” I find that the students can accomplish much more at home by themselves rather than having me go over each sentence in class. I tell them to look at the sentence, punctuate it and find the rules as best they can, then go to the back of the book and “let Frode teach them.” They can learn from their mistakes immediately. Then go to the next sentence and apply what they have learned. I ask them to circle the questions that they still don’t understand so that we can talk about them the next day in class. We are taking the California Achievement test right now. They have all commented about how much easier the Language Mechanics section is. What you have given us is invaluable!! Thank you!
Kathy Cluff- teacher – Heber J. Grant Academy
I really like your punctuation book. My husband and I are publishing a book my sister wrote. I helped her edit it. To make a long story short and hopefully grammatically correct, we found ourselves consulting grammar books and relearning what we thought we knew. After the fact I looked at Jensen’s Punctuation and saw the clearly written explanations for rules that we spent too much time trying to figure out.
Harriet Yoder – Lamp Post Publishing, Inc.
I believe you are the finest in your field. Our home school has really appreciated your material. My personal favorite item has been learning myself where a comma really goes. I was raised on the “listen for a pause theory,” and it just doesn’t work.
Patra Hepworth – home educator
Last year, your grammar program was presented to us as one that could improve grammar skills. It certainly did. I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks. My son has increased 7 grade levels in one year on his Stanford tests. I know that this was only because of your General and Major Punctuation books. (I wrote this lady back, and she added the following. ed.) My son is currently in the 8th grade, and I was a little afraid it was almost too late to really get the basics in, but he did it. You can also add that first couple of weeks it was really terrible. We fought like cats and dogs over doing this work. By the time we finished the text, he was breezing through without a single complaint. He was the one anxious to get his SAT scores back because he wanted to see his results. In the 7th grade he scored a 5th grade level, and I had tried several curriculums to get him up to speed. When I heard about yours, I thought it couldn’t hurt to give it a try; the proof would be in the pudding. After his 8th grade test, he scored a 12th grade level. Since my 8th grader was using this, I thought my 12th grader could use the course as well; after her college ACT, she thanked me for the work. She said it was wonderful knowing where the punctuation should go. Thanks again for your program; it is a keeper for us. I still have 2 more to go.
Kelley Goodman – home educator
My two daughters & I are working our way through Major Punctuation and are learning so much. As my husband says, we are learning more from this little book than he or I learned in 12+ years of government education. Thank you for making this resource available.
Ann Morris – home educator
I want to say that this has been a wonderful course on punctuation, and I have learned a lot.
Delynne Hahn – home educator
I’m a homeschooling mother who recently started using Jensen’s Punctuation with my son. We’ve had tremendous success so far completing the five exercises for the I, c/c I rule. I appreciate your book very much and am re-learning rules that had become a bit hazy over time. Thank you for the clear, interesting way that you’ve presented the material.
Linda Denney – home educator
As I mentioned when I wrote to you earlier, my twin sons are doing Jensen’s Punctuation. We all think it is wonderful 🙂
Karen Pendergraft – home educator
We have an eleven-year old son and a fifteen-year old son both working their way through your punctuation book. They have greatly increased in their knowledge in this area. However, what we are most enthusiastic about is their desire to read practically all the works that you utilized. My fifteen year old is a reluctant reader, or should I say was. Because of the exciting excerpts you provided, he and his brother have read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, King Solomon’s Mines, and parts of Foxes’ Book of Martyrs. They started Moby Dick but have since put that on hold. Two more books are on their wish list. Plus they both joined a youth book club that meets twice a month to talk about each other’s favorite book. Our oldest son chose King’s Solomon’s Mines, and our second son chose Beyond the Gloesmur, which we bought on recommendation from the first newsletter we received from you. We had not thought of trying the classics anytime soon, but, thanks to you, that time has arrived. Our oldest son probably would not have even considered joining a book club, let alone choosing to read and share a book of such high caliber. Anyway, we are most pleased with our first Jensen’s language arts book. We won’t take so long with our next two sons!
Todd and Janet Zimmer – home educator in Africa
February 7, 2014 / Frode / 0
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