Analytical Grammar Workbook only

Analytical Grammar Workbook only

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Grades: 6-12

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The Student Workbook includes all instructional information plus Exercises (three for each Unit), Skills Support, and Tests (one each per Unit). Exercises are collections of sentences that the student parses and diagrams. The Skills Supports are passages taken from songs, poetry, and literature that the student parses and paraphrases. (Pages are perforated for easy removal and placement into a binder.). An additional student will need his own Student Book. Sold separately for additional students; not useable without the Teacher Book.

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Extra Analytical Grammar Workbook ONLY, for use with the Analytical Grammar set. Each student needs his or her own workbook. If you do not yet have a teacher book, be sure to order the Set of Analytical Grammar. You need to have the teacher book!

Analytical Grammar is a program that teaches English grammar, punctuation, and usage. It is designed to be taught in three grammar seasons (see timeline) over three years; however, it is flexible enough to be adapted to a one- or two-year schedule. Analytical Grammar has been successfully used with all students from the learning disabled to the highly gifted. This innovative and logical method is not only extremely effective, but makes learning grammar fun.

Analytical Grammar is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach that will prepare your student for high school and college-level work. The home teacher does not need to be a grammar expert but can learn right along with the student.

Analytical Grammar covers:

  • All the parts of speech and parts of the sentence
  • Phrases and clauses
  • Classic sentence diagraming
  • Rules of punctuation and capitalization
  • Common usage errors
Category Description for Analytical Grammar:

It's robust without being overwhelming. It's thorough, comprehensive, and doable. Analytical Grammar's author, Robin Finley, had said that she was a woman on a mission - "to convince parents that they don't need to be doing a grammar worksheet every day all year long, for years and years!" Prepare to be convinced.

There is a Jr. Analytical Grammar program for grades 4-5 and the Analytical Grammar program is designed for grades 6 and up. There is also a High School Reinforcement program for grades 8 or 9 through 12. Read more details on each of the programs by clicking on the category on the left.




Category Description for Analytical Grammar (6th Grade and Up):

Its robust without being overwhelming. Its thorough, comprehensive, and doable. After getting a good look at this program, I understand completely why weve received so many customer requests. Analytical Grammars author, Robin Finley, says she is a woman on a mission "to convince parents that they dont need to be doing a grammar worksheet every day all year long, for years and years!" Prepare to be convinced.

One might view the Teacher and Student books that make up the AG set as intimidating, I suppose, and never "look under the hood." That would be a mistake. First of all, these books represent three years of grammar instruction. Secondly, they contain just what you need to cover English grammar in a structural and understandable way, giving the student enough practice without being endlessly repetitive. Thirdly, the residual of this program (the students workbook stripped of its exercises and tests) becomes a grammar reference book that the student is encouraged to use through remaining years of grammar accountability (i.e. high school composition).

The premise of this program is straight-forward and presented simply on about three pages of notes at the beginning of the Teacher Book. Assuming the start of this program in 6th grade, in the first year the parent teaches the first 10 units (about 20 minutes a day for 10 weeks) and follows up with a one-day-every-two-week review/reinforcement exercise (from Reinforcement and Review). Yes, you read that correctly, were talking about 10 weeks plus 18 days of grammar lessons for the year. These units cover parts of speech and sentence patterns. The second year, one week is spent on review followed by Units 11-17 and a once-a-month review/reinforcement (8 weeks plus 9 days total). Phrases and clauses are covered this year. In the third year punctuation is taught (Units 18-34). "Graduation" from this program means that the student now uses their Grammar Reference Book (a.k.a. stripped down Student Book) and is held accountable for proper usage. Make no mistake: the coverage of this program is detailed and comprehensive, requiring both sentence parsing (identification of parts of speech, etc.) and diagramming. However, the material is taught clearly, exercises are manageable and reinforced by the correction process the author requires, and learning is efficient. The author provides some clever graphic organizer types of "helps" The Process and The Verbals charts. Use of the basic program assumes teacher-student interaction for part of every lesson (students do some work independently); however, teacher prep is nil everything is provided for you. If you are starting this program at a grade other than 6th, the author gives suggestions for compacting it into one or two years. In fact, there is a lot of flexibility with the program. It could be used as a three-year middle/high school program, a two-year program for either jr. or sr. high school, or a one-year 8th grade or high school "crash course."

The Student Book includes all instructional information plus Exercises (three for each Unit), Skills Support, and Tests (one each per Unit). Exercises are collections of sentences that the student parses and diagrams. The Skills Supports are passages taken from songs, poetry, and literature that the student parses and paraphrases. (Pages are perforated for easy removal and placement into a binder.). An additional student will need his own Student Book. The Teacher Book has all the instructional information plus a few pages that outline each years approach giving a daily lesson plan. Detailed answers (with diagramming) are provided to all student exercises, skills support, and test pages. The Teacher Book is necessary to the program, both to understand and implement the course as designed and for the extensive answer keys. The Teacher/Student Set includes both books.

The Reinforcement & Review provides the suggested worksheets for the first two years. These are similar to the Skills Support lessons and include excerpts from classic literature that the student parses and then paraphrases. Answers are provided after each section. Ms. Finley believes strongly that correction is an important part of the learning process. She insists that the student be involved in all correcting, that only correct answers are marked, and that tests and worksheets are completed "Open Notes" using the resource material in the Student Book.

The Analytical Grammar DVDs (4 DVD set) provide a unit-by-unit presentation of the instructional information from the course. They are an optional item and could be used as either preparation for the teacher or as direct instruction for the student (preferably with the parent/teacher present). Examples of all exercises are worked and explained for the student. The DVDs are well-made and are easy to navigate through. I have to admit, however, that I was occasionally frustrated because I couldnt see what the instructor was writing as she was writing it. She always brought her hand back, though, so you could see the completed sentence. Please note that these do not take the place of the Teacher Book, but provided additional reinforcement.

This is a strong structure-of-language English grammar course that will prepare the student exceptionally well for high school and ultimately college composition. And it does so without being burdensome for either student or teacher. ~ Janice




Category Description for Combined Grammar, Usage, Mechanics:

These materials offer a complete and comprehensive coverage of all three elements - grammar (i.e. parts of speech, complete sentences), usage (i.e. homophones, figures of speech, proper word choice to convey meaning), and mechanics (i.e. punctuation, capitalization).




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
6
Grade End
12
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Analytical Grammar
Weight
6.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.5" x 10.75" x 3.25"
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Analytical Grammar helps make studying the English language logical.
Eleanor B on Sep 13, 2019
Great price and convenience!
Dan A on Aug 19, 2019
Analytical Grammar helps make studying the English language logical.
Eleanor B on Sep 13, 2019
english class Logos Online school
Monica H on Aug 22, 2019
Great price and convenience!
Dan A on Aug 19, 2019
homeschool curriculum
Dale T on Aug 7, 2019
It is required for a class my daughter is taking through Logos Virtual School
Melissa I on Jul 25, 2019
Excellent grammar program!
Deborah D on Jun 29, 2019
This is a part of my family's homeschool curricula.
Christine S on Mar 2, 2019
My niece came to live with us and she needs her own workbook.
Rebecca E on Nov 11, 2018
It is easy to teach and my kids to understand. It explains grammar in a logical manner.
Tamira P on Oct 3, 2018
Used with older daughter. Liked it.
Rebecca E on Sep 25, 2018
My 10th grade son has been using this book successfully, and now his 9th grade sister is joining him. It's a good program.
Maria B on Sep 19, 2018
I have finally found a straight forward grammar curriculum. It doesn't have a lot of busy work and gives very clear grammar rules to follow. I wished that I'd had it in school.
Carol R on Sep 14, 2018
I did AG with an older child a few years ago and I will be doing it again with my youngest. Great program...straight forward!
User on Sep 7, 2018
I have used it with multiple children -- my own and other at a homeschool co-op. It it by far the best grammar curriculum on the homeschool market, and I have had exposure to many.
Stephanie S on Aug 29, 2018
required text for school
Amy A on Aug 20, 2018
english 2 class
Carolina M on Aug 10, 2018
We love this program! Simply put, it is easy to understand and to execute. It is pretty much just open and go. My oldest daughter struggled with the adverb section (which a lot of people do) and we called them for help. Robin actually called us back to help her! I have always got a rather quick email response if I ever had questions as well. It just seems to be streamlined and my kids were able to pick grammar up and retain it best with this program over others we have tried.
Felicia S on Aug 3, 2018
Older sibling used this course and she loved it! Very thorough, and the diagramming feels like a puzzle to piece together.
User on Aug 2, 2018
Text for online class
Shannel S on Jul 19, 2018
Our homeschool co-op teacher selected this book.
Tonia M on Jul 6, 2018
Absolutely excellent tool for teaching grammar to the logical mind! It clicked with my 15 year old son and now his brother who switched from homeschooling to public school for 8th grade is using it for ACT prep and to get the grammar education he isn't getting at school. I loved the teacher's book but I did have to slow down and actually read it, not something you always have time to do when you homeschool, but so glad I did because when a teaching tool works it's priceless.
Karri B on Mar 22, 2018
homeschooling
Cassandra W on Nov 14, 2017
for an online class
Danielle H on Aug 28, 2017
Outside class required this text.
Cynthia S on Aug 21, 2017
Love this curriculum.
User on Aug 20, 2017
Two of my kids have been through this entire book. It takes at least three years but it teaches grammar very thoroughly! You can use the reinforcement books when they are finished.
Julie W on Aug 19, 2017
This Grammar Program is recommended by Mason's Alveary - a new online Charlotte Mason Curriculum. I did not order the entire set because we found the Teacher's Manual used at a good price.
Marvin B on Aug 16, 2017
class requires these texts
Anastasia F on Aug 11, 2017
Required book
Virginia M on Aug 2, 2017
I chose this because this is the curriculum our co-op has decided to use
Michael B on Jun 30, 2017
My understanding is that this will serve as both an introduction and a review to essential grammar. I plan to use it with several children.
Thomas R on Apr 25, 2017
I have twin boys who will be learning the program at the same time. I need an extra workbook for this.
Rebecca B on Mar 8, 2017
I actually have found this to be the easiest way for my non-grammar loving students to learn this effectively!
Carol R on Feb 4, 2017
I am using this program with my oldest child and now want to start a younger one.
Susan S on Nov 1, 2016
Class
Kimberly F on Sep 23, 2016
We love Analytical Grammar! After attending a workshop by Robyn we were blown away by how SIMPLE grammar is when it is explained in a logical sequence. We recommend this program all the time!
Morgan R on Sep 6, 2016
It is an outstanding program.
Carla W on Aug 22, 2016
For a class
Karin T on Aug 17, 2016
It is required for a class at RHG Farmington Hills
Julie H on Aug 16, 2016
Required text for class.
Christina H on Aug 12, 2016
i used this with my other kids
Jennifer F on Aug 10, 2016
Logos online
Bao D on Aug 6, 2016
It's part of my child's curricula
Vielka V on Aug 5, 2016
My child is taking this class in a home education program.
Aracely M on Aug 4, 2016
homeschool co-op requirement
Allison H on Aug 3, 2016
It is an excellent grammar program. I used it successfully with a child who graduated homeschool this year.
Dawn H on Jul 21, 2016
Recommended by friends who homeschool
Mindy M on Jul 19, 2016
School requires
Erica L on Jul 6, 2016
AG has worked well previously for our family.
Cynthia C on Jun 27, 2016
recommended
Christy Q on Jun 17, 2016
english class Logos Online school
Monica H on Aug 22, 2019
homeschool curriculum
Dale T on Aug 7, 2019
Is the DVD necessary to teach the course?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Given that I didn't know a DVD was available, no not necessary : ) I can see places where it might help you as the instructor, as I was still confused at times, but overall the book itself does a very thorough and adequate job of teaching.
Is this a good choice for independent learners? I am looking for something my daughter can do on her own.
User on Jan 17, 2017
Analytical Grammar Workbook only
Analytical Grammar Workbook only
Analytical Grammar Companion DVD Set
Analytical Grammar Companion DVD Set
Analytical Grammar Set (Student Workbook and Teacher Book)
Analytical Grammar Set (Student Workbook and Teacher Book)
BEST ANSWER: Yes! My son used this his sophomore year in high school (last year) and he did it totally alone. He watched the lesson on DVD every Monday, and completed all the assignments for that lesson during the week. The only thing I had to do was to correct the workbook assignments. I would highly recommend getting the DVDs, though, if you want independent learning. My son also really learned a lot from this course. We were very pleased. Expensive but worth every penny in my opinion!
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I am somewhat of a grammar nerd. I love Analytical Grammar. I have used it with 3 children since I discovered it and ordered another workbook for child 4. It presents topics logically and effectively, eliminating year after year of repeating the same topics. The emphasis on diagramming reinforces the functions of the words as well as providing a more visual-spatial and kinesthetic method of learning. My children have scored very well on English portions of college entrance exams (35 and 36 on the ACT) after using this program and can apply the concepts years after completing the program. The videos make it easy for them to use mostly independently. I highly recommend Analytical Grammar.
September 21, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Analytical Grammar is effective and stress-free
I most certainly recommend Analytical Grammar to any teacher/ parent who only wants to spend money buying the best Program.
February 3, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago

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