Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Blue Workbook and Key

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Blue Workbook and Key

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A mastery-based approach to grammar that progresses in difficulty. The Key is (484 pgs, pb) and the Consumable Workbook (614 pgs). Workbook is reproducible for single family use. Teachers will need the Core Instructor Text and the Grammar Guidebook with every course.

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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
12
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Well-Trained Mind Press
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I love this grammar series, it is thorough and has given my children, who used the previous books, a solid grounding in grammar. I am purchasing this set to continue reinforcing grammar skills.
Laura L on Oct 7, 2021
Written by a writing professor. Laid out in a format that is clear to me. Provides adequate repetition to learn at different depths when repeating the same material different years. Uses examples from quality literature.
Michelle A on Jun 4, 2021
I love this grammar series, it is thorough and has given my children, who used the previous books, a solid grounding in grammar. I am purchasing this set to continue reinforcing grammar skills.
Laura L on Oct 7, 2021
This will be our third year using Grammar for the Well Trained Mind. I have found this curriculum to be exceptionally thorough and challenging. My child has learned more in the past two years than I recall learning in all my years in public high school and private university.
Jennifer B on Jul 29, 2021
Written by a writing professor. Laid out in a format that is clear to me. Provides adequate repetition to learn at different depths when repeating the same material different years. Uses examples from quality literature.
Michelle A on Jun 4, 2021
Love this grammar -so glad the blue is finally ready!
Christine A on Oct 2, 2020
This will be our third year using Grammar for the Well Trained Mind. I have found this curriculum to be exceptionally thorough and challenging. My child has learned more in the past two years than I recall learning in all my years in public high school and private university.
Jennifer B on Jul 29, 2021
Love this grammar -so glad the blue is finally ready!
Christine A on Oct 2, 2020
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