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The Grammar Guidebook


The Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind curriculum is a thorough, easy-to-use grammar program that will bring students from the early stages of basic definitions through advanced sentence structure and analysis. Picking up where the First Language Lessons series left off, this course will give students the grammar skills needed to write and speak well.

The The Grammar Guidebook assembles all of the principles that govern the English language---from basic definitions ("A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure--into one handy reference work. The rules are illustrated with examples drawn from great literature, along with classic and contemporary works of science, history, and mathematics.

This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).

Parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text while students follow along in the Workbook. This Grammar Guidebook covers all the rules along with repeated examples and will become the student's guide to writing. Answers to workbook exercises are given in the workbook key. All books are sold-separately.

The publisher has planned four levels, each covering one year, for this curriculum (as of September 2019, the red and purple levels are available). Each workbook will contain the same rules and examples--but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing.

Grade 5 & up. This book is designed to be used through all 4 years of this course.

95 pages, indexed, hardcover.