The Full Grammar Course provides everything that a student and parent or teacher will need for their first full year of grammar study, starting with the most basic definitions and progressing all the way through advanced sentence structure and analysis--all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.
Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is an innovative, effective grammar program that combines repetition with fresh exercises with the goal of grammar mastery. Students can start with any of the four Workbooks and Keys (Blue, Purple, Red, or Yellow) because they contain the same examples and combine with the Core Instructor Text for repeated instruction. Each Workbook includes brand-new exercises to help students master even the most complex grammar principles; its corresponding Key provides detailed answers and explanations to those exercises.
Get as far as you can with your student(s) in one year with one Workbook, and start again the following year with any other Workbook and Key (now available in bundled together for repeat buyers!).
Included in this Bundle:
The Core Instructor Text (Paperback) provides scripted dialogue for the instructor, along with notes to explain difficult concepts--four lessons per week, thirty-six weeks and regular review assignments. (No expertise required!)
The Red Student Workbook contains explanations, rules, illustrations, and exercises for each lesson, with sentences and examples drawn from real published books--classic literature, science, history, and more.
The Key to Red Workbook provides all answers to exercises, with explanations as needed.
The Grammar Guidebook assembles into one handy reference work every rule and principle taught in the course. Each rule is illustrated with examples from classic and contemporary works of literature, science, history, and mathematics. This guidebook will become the student's indispensable guide through high school, into college and beyond.
The Diagramming Dictionary organizes every diagramming skill covered in Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind into categories for easy reference--from basic subject/predicate layout through advanced sentence structure and analysis. Beautifully designed diagrams and color-coded examples walk students through how to place each and every part of the English sentence on the traditional diagramming framework.
About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.
Amanda Saxon Dean is a mom of three in Tallahassee, Florida. An alumna of Georgia Tech and of Florida State University, she taught students in grades 7-12 for nine years before beginning to homeschool her own children.
Jessica Otto teaches grammar to middle schoolers. She's a self-proclaimed grammar nerd, and believes that the phrase "knowledge is power" applies to the mechanics of grammar and writing.