The purpose of this series of workbooks is to make a better writer. Grammar, taught in isolation, does not improve writing skills. Grammar taught with skills connected to application can and will dramatically improve a studentÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s abilities in writing. Each workbook is easy to use with lessons that walk the student through the skill to an independent application level.
Unit One: What Is A Sentence?
Students will learn to identify a correct sentence and be able to identify what kind of sentence it is. The two key parts of a sentence, the subject and the predicate, are explored with simple subjects and predicates, compound subjects and predicates, and complete subjects and predicates.
Unit Two: Capitalization and Punctuation
Students will better understand the use of capitalization with proper nouns and proper adjectives, the first words in sentences, and how to properly capitalize in outlines and titles. With punctuation, the student will be able to use the correct form of punctuation in the many ways it is presented in sentences and questions.
Unit Three: Understanding Nouns and Pronouns
Students will learn the difference between common and proper nouns. They will better understand the correct usage of singular, plural and nouns of possession. Pronouns and antecedents are clearly explained and applied along with subject, object, possessive, indefinite pronouns.
Unit Four: Verbs
Students will learn to use the many forms of verbs and the rules that apply to regular and irregular verbs. Students will use action verbs, state of being verbs, and linking verbs in sentences and paragraphs.
Unit Five: Adverbs and Adjectives
Students will learn what adverbs and adjectives are and how to identify and apply them correctly in sentences. Students will learn the rule for double negatives. When using adjectives, the students will work with article and demonstrative adjectives, and making comparison with adjectives.