Grammar for The Well-Trained Mind: Red Set

Grammar for The Well-Trained Mind: Red Set

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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).




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English/Writing
Grade Start
5
Grade End
8
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Well-Trained Mind Press
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The sample for the red set showed it to be the easier of the set for GFTWTM.
karen c on Jul 23, 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
The sample for the red set showed it to be the easier of the set for GFTWTM.
karen c on Jul 23, 2021
Continuing on from the purple set. Teacher's manual is needed.
Nancy M on Jul 14, 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
Classical Education has always called to me, I'm sad I didn't begin using it sooner. I'm looking forward to using this curriculum.
Ronica S on May 12, 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 at school - but way too expensive!!
Saskia N on Aug 31, 2020
Required for a class
Stacy S on Aug 10, 2020
My children still remember the things they learned from the First Language Lessons books. Teaches the concept well for all types of learning styles!
Lauren H on Aug 7, 2020
Used Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Purple Set this year and thought it was great! The end was a bit of a struggle for the kids, but because of the way this curriculum works, we will revisit it all again with the Red Set.
Nicole R on May 24, 2020
I have used this grammar series with the purple books. Time to work through the red ones. We are enjoying using this curriculum. Very thorough and well-done.
Andrew B on Mar 13, 2020
We homeschool and my son did not like his current grammar course, so we are trying this one.
Jessica D on Feb 8, 2020
Child enjoyed doing exercises from FLL and requested we try this set
Michelle S on Sep 13, 2019
It's the grammar book series that my kids retained. It works well for my kids.
Lisa C on Jul 7, 2019
Continuing on from the purple set. Teacher's manual is needed.
Nancy M on Jul 14, 2021
Classical Education has always called to me, I'm sad I didn't begin using it sooner. I'm looking forward to using this curriculum.
Ronica S on May 12, 2021
Does this also teach composition skills, such as essay writing?
Kim on Mar 25, 2021
BEST ANSWER: It doesn’t, it’s all grammar. We don’t get through one book in a school year because there’s a lot of information, but it’s really good. I would highly recommend IEW if you’re looking for composition. We incorporated both into our homeschool and it works well.
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Amazing grammar. Very challenging for middle school or high school. Works excellently with two or more students in two or more grades in different color workbooks. Teacher text and key are excellent!
January 21, 2021
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