Practical Grammar for the Rhetoric Stage

One-semester course. Practical Grammar for the Rhetoric Stage provides high school students with a comprehensive review of the most practical elements of grammar. It is especially helpful for students who have not taken formal grammar classes but who need to know the important rules governing capitalization, punctuation, verb voices, phrases, and clauses. It will be a valuable resource for students who want to become more confident writers and communicators.

This course is especially important for students entering Rhetoric I who have not had formal grammar instruction, or who need grammar review. In Rhetoric I, students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in composing essays that are grammatically correct at both sentence and paragraph levels. They should also possess the ability to recognize and utilize common grammatical principles, including identifying parts of speech, composing complete sentences, identifying sentence fragments and run-on sentences, and effectively using grammatical phrases. Taking this course before, or alongside, Rhetoric I will give students the grammatical skills needed to express their thoughts in writing. 


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Practical Grammar for the Rhetoric Stage Information




  • Example Syllabus
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 9-12.
  • Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 Language Arts credit upon completion of this course.

Course Materials




  • Click here to purchase the course text:
    • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, Yellow Student Workbook


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