English Grammar Recitation Workbook II Teacher Guide
We’ve been saying for years that Latin teaches English grammar better than English teaches English grammar, and now we have written a course that makes the perfect English grammar supplement for your Latin program. Memoria Press’ English Grammar Recitation is a manual of about 150 grammar questions, answers, and examples designed to be studied and memorized much like a catechism. Students memorize the terminology and definitions of analytical grammar, much like they memorize forms in Latin.
English Grammar Recitation is perfect for the serious Latin student who needs an English grammar program that coordinates with his study of Latin over the five years of Latina Christiana through the Form series.
29 two-page lessons plus reviews (seven periodic and one final). Reviews contentfrom Book I and covers three additional punctuation rules and 35 grammar rules.
I doubt Im the only one who is happy that Memoria Press has decided to publish their version of classical English grammar. In typical MP style user-friendly and to the point this seriesprovides the essentials with style, simplicity, and thoroughness. Each consumable Student Book includes the two-page lessons plus reviews that comprise each course; a straight-forward and simple planfor repetitive, consistent instruction. Lessons are built around capitalization, punctuation, and grammar rules: added one or two at a time. The student recites any review rules, then recites and copies out a new rule or two. Then two sets of exercises follow that reinforce the new rule(s) before ending the lesson with more review-of-rules recitation.
Each lesson suggests a five-day plan. Day 1 (full grammar recitation, punctuation, and capitalization rules presented thus far and new material taught and copied) might take a full hour. Workbook exercises on Day 2 might take 30 minutes with the remaining three days taking only 5-10 minutes per day. These days include dictated examples of various rules and more recitation. Quizzes or tests are on Day 5.
Recitation rules are included in the back of the Student Book. The Teacher Key is an exact replica of the Student Book with answers provided.
Book 1 Lesson Plans are available in one- and two-year pacing schedules. Formatted similarly, both offer a grid check off box for 33 weeks. The one-year pacing schedules grammar lessons daily and the two-year pacing schedules grammar 3 days per week. Review Box instructions and cards are included with the one-year pacing guide. Spiral bound.
If you want classical grammar but inch-thick books aren't your style, enjoy! 70 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
These materials do not include a coverage of usage.