Analytical Grammar teaches English grammar, punctuation, and usage. It is designed to be taught in three grammar “seasons” (see timeline) over three years; however, it is flexible enough to be adapted to a one- or two-year schedule.
AG has been used successfully with all students from the learning disabled to the highly gifted. This innovative and logical method is not only extremely effective, but makes learning grammar fun.
Analytical Grammar is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach that will prepare your student for high school and college-level work. The home teacher does not need to be a grammar expert but can learn along with the student.
We also have optional DVD companions to use with AG. These will feature Erin and Robin teaching the lessons and practicing with a few sentences from each unit. The DVDs will be a big help for those who either don't have the time or feel they don't have the background to teach AG on their own.
If you do the program straight through, you only need a teacher book and student work book. IF YOU PLAN TO BREAK UP THE PROGRAM OVER TWO OR THREE YEARS, YOU MUST USE THE REINFORCEMENT AND REVIEW BOOK AS WELL. Please don't break the program up without using the R&R book.
Analytical Grammar covers:
- All the parts of speech and parts of the sentence
- Phrases and clauses
- Classic sentence diagraming
- Rules of punctuation and capitalization
- Common usage errors.
Analytical Grammar includes:
- Student notes
- Plenty of exercises to practice skills
- Tests to evaluate progress
- Complete answer keys and useful teacher notes
- A Grammar Notebook which becomes a valuable reference resource
- An optional (sold separately) Review and Reinforcement workbook to keep skills sharp between “seasons.”
One of Analytical Grammar's strengths is that you don't have to teach it all year! We recommend breaking it up over three grammar 'seasons.' Below are two timelines to illustrate this. The 36 boxes represent the weeks in an average school year. Each unit in the program takes about a week to do. The "Rs" refer to exercises in the Reinforcement and Review book.
Here's the unit breakdown:
- Units 1-10: Parts of speech, parts of the sentence and the basics of sentence diagraming
- Units 11-17: All the phrases and clauses (this completes the study of grammar)
- Units 18-34: All the rules of punctuation (commas, semi-colons, colons, quotations, etc.) and usage (who or whom, I or me, etc.)
Click here to see a sample unit.
If your student begins AG in either 6th or 7th grade, we recommend using this timeline (click to enlarge):
If your student begins AG in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade, we recommend this timeline (click to enlarge):
If your student begins AG in 11th or 12th grade, it may be best to go through the program all in one year. In that case, you needn't order the Review and Reinforcement book.