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
- 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
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.
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).