Grammar Foundations for Elementary and Middle School Writing
Grammar can be practical and fun! By focusing on sound mechanics and accurate sentence structure, this course will tie students’ grammar and mechanics directly to their writing, showing them how it all fits together. The course explores the parts of speech in a creative format, crafting sentences with the building blocks of language: words, phrases, and clauses. Visual aids with color coding and simple explanations provide the student a fun and easy approach to learning. The course starts with the basic sentence patterns and builds increasingly sophisticated sentence structures with phrases and clauses. Using diagramming, students learn to analyze sentences by breaking down the parts, understanding the components, and rebuilding stronger sentences with mature sentence structure. Students correct their own daily work with a key, and there are also two tests to check progress and encourage study for retention.
Curriculum: This course is the same curriculum as TPS Elementary Grammar. Students are encouraged to take it at least once (summer, fall or spring) and are welcome to take it more than once.
Relaxed: TPS Summer classes are relaxed in attendance and assignments are optional. Enjoy your summer break while preparing for the next school year.