Grammar: Basic

Course Description


Single-semester course. For students who have a solid understanding of basic grammar concepts. Builds on foundational skills and explores the definitions and functions of all parts of speech, reinforces mechanics, enhances understanding of verb tenses, and practices fundamental skills in diagramming. 

Designed for students with some grammar knowledge. We recommend that students start the WTMA grammar sequence at either the Foundational or Basic level. Click here for an explanation of our writing and grammar curriculum, and sample course sequences.

Basic Grammar is designed to be repeated. Students who repeat this course will review the same definitions and examples, but will be given an entirely new set of exercises and assignments upon which to build their grammar skills. 

Prerequisite: Foundational or Basic Grammar Placement TestBasic or Intermediate Grammar Placement Test

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Course text:

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  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Student Workbook, Red
    • Covers lessons 1-40.

Recommended text:

  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Comprehensive Handbook of Rules

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 15 students.

Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 Language Arts credit upon completion of this course.

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