High School Reinforcement - American Authors
Now this is what high school grammar should look like - at least in my opinion. Assuming a solid foundation of middle school grammar instruction and mastery - each book provides 18 reinforcement exercises. That's right, one every two weeks! Each exercise is set up the same way. Two sentences to parse (label all parts of speech) and diagram, three sentences designed for grammar analysis skill practice, and a last section to copy edit. Complete answer keys are provided in the last half of each 75 page, spiral-bound book. Of course, these provide just the right amount of review and reinforcement for students having completed Analytical Grammar, and it's recommended that the student use his Grammar Reference Book as a resource. However, any student having a good foundation in English grammar will find them helpful review. It's the content of these that set them apart. Each book features either exercise worksheets based on biographical information of the major authors of its designated literary field (i.e. American authors) or background and summary information about Shakespeare's plays. That makes these little books the perfect grammatical complement to high school literature courses. ~ Janice
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.
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).