Analytical Grammar is our award-winning grammar, punctuation, and usage program. It was created nearly 40 years ago for public schools and has been sold to public, private, and home schooled students since 1996.
Analytical Grammar is different from most other grammar programs because our approach to language mastery is systematic. We understand that grammar comprises a specific group of topics that can be mastered without endless, repetitive drills each year.
Because of this approach,
our program can be completed in just one year.
We have a unique method of teaching grammar, which starts from “ground zero” – assuming that the student knows no grammar – and continues on from concept to concept, until the entire body of knowledge which we call grammar is covered.
The concepts, rather than being taught separately, are woven together into a logical whole which the student will recognize to be what he already knows about how words are put together into sentences to make meaning. Since these concepts make sense to kids, they remember them.
In other grammar programs each concept (the adjective, for example) is taught as a separate entity. In truth, most words that we call adjectives can be used as other parts of speech in different sentences. So it stands to reason that what students need to be taught is not to “recognize” an adjective from a list of words; they need to see how an adjective functions in a sentence in relationship to other words.
The concepts in Analytical Grammar are taught in a certain logical order, so that each concept builds on and is reinforced by the concepts already covered. This method is not unlike the study of math where one is applying everything one already knows about math and simply moving on to a new concept.
You can complete Analytical Grammar in one year, but we also offer two- and three-year schedules to accommodate your child — and even have sample schedules to use for planning purposes. Analytical Grammar is designed to be taught in three grammar “seasons” over three years; you have complete flexibility.
In addition to Analytical Grammar, we offer several other grammar, writing, and literature products to help you teach quality language arts to your child. You can find a more thorough overview of those products on our product page and in our shop.
Though you might be new to homeschooling, you aren’t new to wanting the best for your child. That’s why we’re here to help you with that endeavor. Browse our website, check out our video library, get a tailored product recommendation for your child, take a grammar pretest, look at sample pages, and more!
We’ve been the gold standard for grammar for many years, and we are proud to bring grammar to the next generation. We hope you’ll join us!