Analytical Grammar Student Workbook

Analytical Grammar Student Workbook

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ISBN: 9781608266364
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.

Publisher Description:

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!

The Analytical Grammar Student Workbook contains student notes, exercises, and tests. 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 (6th Grade and Up):

One might view the thick Teacher Book, the hefty Student Workbook and the DVDs 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 materials 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 "Season" - 10 units which takes about 20 minutes a day for 10 weeks. Then follows a one-day-every-two-week review/reinforcement exercise from the Reinforcement and Review Workbook. This first Season covers parts of speech and sentence patterns.

The second Season (7th grade) starts with one week of review followed by Units 11-17 and a once-a-month review/reinforcement. Phrases and clauses are covered this year. In the third Season (8th grade), 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 Workbook) 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 but students do some work independently. However, teacher prep is nil because 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 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.) An additional student will need his own Student Book.

The Teacher Book has all the instructional information plus a few pages that outline the approach for the year 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 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. Please note that these do not take the place of the Teacher Book, but provide additional support. The Analytical Grammar Package includes both books and the DVDs.

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. The author believes strongly that correction is an important part of the learning process. The student should be involved in all correcting. Only correct answers are marked. Tests and worksheets are completed "Open Notes" using the resource material in the Student Book.

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


Category Description for Analytical Grammar Programs:

Analytical Grammar Programs are robust without being overwhelming. They are thorough, comprehensive, and doable. Analytical Grammar's author, Robin Finley, has 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.

The main focus of the series is the Analytical Grammar program which is designed for grades 6 and up and would typically be done in three, ten-week "Seasons;" one each in grades 6, 7, and 8. Parts of speech, phrases/clauses and punctuation are covered in these "Seasons." Consistent bi-weekly review follows each Season for the rest of the year. Although suggested usage is over three years, there is a lot of flexibility in the program and it can be used in two years or even one year, if desired.

Jr. Analytical Grammar, a program for grades 4-5, has two courses that provide preparation in parts of speech (Grammar) and punctuation (Mechanics). These two courses introduce the student to what will be covered with more detail in the middle school program but it is not necessary to start with these programs.

The High School Reinforcement program provides a literature-based grammar review for grades 8 or 9 through grade 12.

Beyond the Book Report is a companion program to Analytical Grammar that provides a literature and writing component.

Read more details on each of the programs by clicking the category listing on the left.



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
ISBN
9781608266364
EAN
728943502329
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Demme Learning
Weight
2.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 1.12"
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Latrice W on Sep 10, 2022
Have always heard this is a great grammar program and we will be using it for an online class.
Serita W on Aug 31, 2022
homeschooling
Latrice W on Sep 10, 2022
required by school
Monica H on Aug 31, 2022
Have always heard this is a great grammar program and we will be using it for an online class.
Serita W on Aug 31, 2022
Logos Online School class
Ruth Y on Aug 31, 2022
Adding another student to the course
Robert E on Aug 22, 2022
Required by co-op
Anne W on Aug 22, 2022
I've used this with all my children around 9th grade. Great simple, detailed grammar teaching.
tina b on Aug 22, 2022
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Meagan G on Aug 15, 2022
Excellent, but not overwhelming grammar curriculum. Perfect for students who need to begin with all the basics starting at a Middle school level.
Mackenzie W on Aug 2, 2022
Required for School
Amber H on Jul 30, 2022
Textbook for online class. Thanks for having it!
C R on Jul 24, 2022
Logos Online School, English I required
Lee R on Jul 23, 2022
Our school required it
Karalyn G on Jul 14, 2022
Excited to start this program. I hear it is very thorough.
Erin D on Jul 13, 2022
class requirement
Glynn C on Jul 11, 2022
Completed with our previous 2 students who transitioned to online school in 9th grade. Both were very over prepared and easily aced grammar because of this program.
Lori G on Jun 23, 2022
This text was required for my child's University Model Classical School, Level 6.
Natalie B on Jun 23, 2022
Logos Online School
AnneMarie P on Jun 9, 2022
This program worked great with my older kids so I’m ordering it for the youngest.
Susan S on Feb 2, 2022
Logos online School requirement
Tamalyn T on Jan 20, 2022
We chose to use this program following the Susan Wise Bauer First Language Lesson series as well as some EEL diagramming with CC. While the program has some typos and a sort of complicated way of teaching diagramming, we found the progression and sentence complexity to be a thorough culmination of grammar for our kiddos. We do not fully follow the author’s directions, as I believe she overcomplicates things. We use our old FLL and CC diagramming process with her lesson progression and assts.
Jen V on Dec 30, 2021
I have used this with another of my children, and loved it. I needed to replace the student book and Rainbow Resources is the place to find things.
Kimberley S on Sep 22, 2021
school
shiree p on Sep 1, 2021
It is a required text for my daughter's Lit class
Emily R on Aug 30, 2021
Unanimously recommended by veteran home school parents, some of whom were former teachers as well.
Tracy L on Aug 24, 2021
school assignment
Carol M on Aug 2, 2021
Part of our school curriculum
Sara B on Jul 28, 2021
School Curriculum
Michael B on Jul 23, 2021
For a class
Rachelle M on Jul 20, 2021
We've tried numerous grammar programs before finding Analytical Grammar. This is our go to grammar program now. I am not a fan of a separate grammar program year after year. In this program, you study it well and are done. I am grateful for the refresher packet as well. Our high school boys recommend this program to their younger siblings!
Ruth S on Jul 8, 2021
required
Kelly L on Jun 14, 2021
This program is very straight-forward and effective!
Kelly Z on May 27, 2021
Loved this curriculum and I have a second student.
Amy M on Mar 19, 2021
This is the perfect follow up curriculum after First Language Lessons 4
Janet G on Feb 7, 2021
This is a great curriculum that I used with my daughter when we homeschooled. Now that I've pulled my son from public school, I need a new book for my son. I'm hoping he does as well with it and she did.
Andrea D on Jan 13, 2021
Best grammar program I have found.
Maria B on Jan 5, 2021
Have the Teacher's Guide and have used it for my older 3 children. I really understand how to teach from this book
Rachelle C on Oct 16, 2020
Coop Class- Book required
Maria A on Aug 28, 2020
Suggested by my sons teacher. :)
Dawn T on Aug 11, 2020
SCHOOL REQUIREMENT
Veronica J on Aug 5, 2020
Great grammar program. Teaches what they need to know without being overly difficult.
sharon B on Aug 4, 2020
co-op
Kelly L on Aug 4, 2020
needed for co-op
Beth K on Jul 23, 2020
on my school book list
Melissa G on Jul 20, 2020
Required for English 1 at Logos Online School
Shannon K on Jul 20, 2020
I'm interested in giving this program a try. I like the flexibility in scheduling how often and how much you do this workbook.
Charles P on Jul 15, 2020
grammar study
Eunice Y on Jun 2, 2020
It is simple, thorough, and not overwhelming.
Joseph A on May 24, 2020
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
required by school
Monica H on Aug 31, 2022
Logos Online School class
Ruth Y on Aug 31, 2022
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
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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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We have successfully used this with two other kids who went to online high school and were years ahead in grammar.
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Great Program
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November 6, 2020
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We liked this. No frills but solid grammar.
March 13, 2020
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Analytical Grammar
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
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Rated 5 out of 5
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.
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