Warriner’s goal in preparing his handbooks was to create "a completely flexible teaching tool adaptable to . . . any individual classroom." He did not design his books to be teaching texts in which the class moves sequentially from chapter to chapter, every student doing all the exercises along the way. In fact, he asserted just the opposite: "[A] book of this kind is not intended for methodical coverage from cover to cover. The book contains more material than any one class can handle in a single year. Teachers will teach those chapters that a particular class needs and will assign exercises in proportion to the need."
John Warriner: In His Own Words To Our Students Teaching Strands: Connecting Grammar and Writing Essays on Teaching Grammar Overview of the Holt Handbook Instructional Resources: Chapter by Chapter
Part 1: Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics 2 The Parts of a Sentence 3 The Phrase 4 The Clause 5 Agreement 6 Using Pronouns Correctly 7 Clear Reference 8 Using Verbs Correctly 9 Using Modifiers Correctly 10 Placement of Modifiers 11 A Glossary of Usage 12 Capitalization 13 Punctuation: End Marks and Commas 14 Punctuation: Other Marks of Punctuation 15 Spelling 16 Correcting Common Errors