A thorough, easy-to-use grammar program that gives students a soup-to-nuts grasp of the English language.
This follow-up to Jessie Wise’s classic grammar curriculum First Language Lessons takes students from basic definitions through advanced sentence structure and analysis—all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence. The innovative four-year program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).
After completing the four year workbook sequence, students can progress directly to the study of rhetoric and advanced writing–no more grammar study needed.
The Core Instructor Text provides four years of scripted instruction so that any parent or instructor can teach these concepts.
Student Workbook, Year 1 provides exercises to help the student practice and retain each concept.
Key to Workbook 1 provides correct answers and explanations for the instructor.
Student Workbook/Key sets for years 2, 3, and 4 are currently in production!
The Comprehensive Handbook of Rules compiles all grammar rules into a handy compendium that will serve students throughout high school and college–and beyond.