Applications of Grammar 3 Student Book
This workbook makes the transition from practicing grammar rules to the actual process of writing. Not only does it present basic and advanced rules (such as the "building block of speech," punctuation, and capitalization), it also teaches the mechanics of good writing: how to write dynamic sentences and short stories, and how to write with a colorful and appealing style. A short journalism unit is also provided.
As the title implies, the emphasis is on applying grammar rules to writing. The program stresses correct sentence structure, sentence diagramming, and good paragraph formation. As with all Christian Liberty Press books, this series is God-honoring as well. All grammar books cover pretty much the same material, so what stands out about this series? First of all, the biblical content. In addition, a student could learn a great deal of history just by reading the excerpts of various literary works used as examples. Each lesson begins with a clear explanation of a topic and gives examples to drive home the point. Tables are used to demonstrate concepts like person, tense, and voice. Exercises have an adequate but not excessive amount of practice for each skill. Later sections of the book focus on word usage and more advanced literary concepts. Students then use these skills in writing paragraphs, short stories or newspaper articles.
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.