Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Purple Workbook & Key

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Purple Workbook & Key

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Includes consumable student workbook 1 and student workbook 1 answer key.

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Category Description for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind:

Susan Wise Bauer’s sequel to First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, this definitive English grammar covers and builds mastery in all aspects of the English language for those willing to devote the necessary time and energy. Using the classical methodology, this course follows a pattern of teaching rules and definitions (Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics), identifying, diagramming, and practicing all levels of grammar. Sentences are real-world model sentences from published authors that are simultaneously accessible and also exemplify good writing.

There are four non-sequential courses: Red, Purple, Blue, Yellow (coming in 2022). Courses can be used in any order, although Ms Bauer generally suggests starting with red. No matter the color, the courses follow a progression: Lessons 1-40 cover basic grammar; Lessons 41-81 (Intermediate); and Lessons 81 to the end are Advanced. Therefore, you could use the program by following the color progression or by following the grammar level. The progression to mastery will depend on your student’s age, ability, etc. It’s assumed that at first concepts will be imperfectly grasped, but through repeating exercises, understanding, and applying the skills, concepts will be mastered. Reviews occur every 4 weeks. Instruction is done through teacher-student dialogues—meaning teacher investment (probably 15-20 minutes per lesson). The teacher material, however, is scripted with little to no prep needed. Lesson expectation is approximately 4 days/week for 36 weeks; many students will need to slow down the pace, particularly in the book’s second half. Mastery is based on four years of progression—although the pace will vary as the student improves in skill.

Each year requires the Grammar Guidebook, Core Instructor Text, consumable Student Workbook, and Answer Key. The Core Instructor Text and the Grammar Guidebook are used all four years. The Core Instructor Text provides question/ answer dialogues for 130 lessons. The Guidebook (a condensed handbook with grammar rules explained with literature rules) can also be used as an independent reference book. The Student Workbooks provide all student exercises, with all rules, definitions, information, and sample sentences. Exercises vary: some underlining, labeling, diagramming, and some construction of new sentences. Answers to these exercises are provided in the Student Workbook Answer Key which contains exercises with answers as well as detailed notes that explain/clarify answers. Students are encouraged to check their own work and discuss any discrepancies. You may find The Diagramming Dictionary a helpful addition. This book illustrates diagramming rules, from simple to complex. These diagrams are easy to understand and color-coded. Illustrated sentences are drawn from Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind books.

The Grammar Guidebook 95 pgs, hc. Core Instructor Text 387 pgs, pb. Workbook 579+ pgs, pb. Answer Key 417+ pgs, pb. ~ Ruth




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
5
Grade End
8
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Well-Trained Mind Press
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Paul W on Sep 9, 2021
We used Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind for the elementary years, so I'm happy with the continuity afforded with these new levels. The grammatical terms, definitions and general rhythm of this curriculum remains the same and that's helpful.
Rebecca R on Mar 23, 2021
Required by school academy
Paul W on Sep 9, 2021
We completed Jessie Wise's First Language Lessons series and are now starting Susan Wise Bauer's Grammar series.
User on Aug 16, 2021
We used Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind for the elementary years, so I'm happy with the continuity afforded with these new levels. The grammatical terms, definitions and general rhythm of this curriculum remains the same and that's helpful.
Rebecca R on Mar 23, 2021
I have a degree in English, and several of my boys have dyslexia. This is clear and concise with no maddening busy work, yet it is thorough enough to teach them well.
Amanda C on Jan 12, 2021
Susan Wise Bauer has produced the most thorough, engaging, high quality language material I have come across. She simply is playing in a different league! As far as I know, she is filling a gaping void in the world of grammar instruction. I only wish these had been written when my older children were in school!
Inyange P on Oct 27, 2020
Recommended at Well Trained Mind; affordable
Rhonda D on Aug 20, 2020
I thought this looked like the easiest one.
Amanda C on Aug 12, 2020
suggested by a teacher
jason l on Aug 6, 2020
suggested by homeschool group
Paul W on Jul 29, 2020
I've used their earlier curriculums (Writing with Ease and First Language Lessons) to teach English with my kids. These aren't flashy but they are thorough and the content is fabulous. They do require one-on-one time to use.
Kimberly H on Jul 20, 2020
I love all of the other grammar books from the Well Trained Mind series
Sabrina L on May 19, 2020
I want to get back to diagramming and this seemed like the perfect fit since we used the elementary grammar levels.
Jessica C on Apr 14, 2020
Co-op Class.
User on Aug 3, 2019
We completed the lower levels of the grammar program from WTM and it worked well. We liked how the lessons were small and concise. Now we're trying the advanced books.
V R S on Aug 22, 2018
We completed Jessie Wise's First Language Lessons series and are now starting Susan Wise Bauer's Grammar series.
User on Aug 16, 2021
I have a degree in English, and several of my boys have dyslexia. This is clear and concise with no maddening busy work, yet it is thorough enough to teach them well.
Amanda C on Jan 12, 2021
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Easy to use
We like this program because it is easy to use. It takes about 5-10 minutes a day with the child then they do independent work. The book has the child repeat and chants some information which is very helpful for memorizing. I can do this with one child while a younger child listens and also learns as well.
September 5, 2020
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