Junior Analytical Grammar: Mechanics has been written in response to frequent requests from our customers for instruction in punctuation, capitalization, and usage designed for children younger than those who are in the third “season” of Analytical Grammar. Many punctuation rules are based on a knowledge of advanced grammar, such as is covered in the second “season” of Analytical Grammar; however, we have pulled together those punctuation, capitalization, and usage rules which students with a thorough understanding of basic grammar can comprehend.
Junior Analytical Grammar: Mechanics consists of 15 week-long units and is recommended for students who have completed either Junior Analytical Grammar or the first “season” of Analytical Grammar. As is the case with all our grammar instruction, each unit builds on the previous one in a “spiral” approach.
Our junior versions are a gentle, easy introduction to the concepts of English grammar, punctuation, and usage. They are straightforward to teach and fun for both teacher and student.
Junior Analytical Grammar: Mechanics covers:
Six comma rules
Titles, Dialogue, Quotations, and Possessives
Usage units on agreements and word choice
Junior Analytical Grammar: Mechanics includes:
Teacher “talking points” for students
Plenty of exercises to practice skills
Tests to evaluate progress
Complete answer keys and useful (but brief!) teacher notes
We also have optional DVD companions to use with Junior Analytical Grammar: Mechanics. 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 on their own.