Intermediate Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Course Description


Single-semester course. English grammar course for students who have an understanding of parts of speech and their functions but have not studied more advanced sentence structure. We will cover phrases, clauses, complex sentence structure, sentence transformations, and advanced diagramming. By the end of the course, students will be brought up to high-school level competency in grammar skills. 

Click here for an explanation of our writing and grammar curriculum, and sample course sequences.

Please note: The homework assignments in this course utilize sentence diagramming. If a student has never had experience with diagramming subjects, verbs, and direct objects, he or she should begin in the Basic Grammar course.

Prerequisite: Basic Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind; Basic or Intermediate Grammar Placement Test, Intermediate or Advanced Placement Test

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required Texts (Available through Well-Trained Mind Press):

  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Purple Workbook

Recommended Texts (Available through Well-Trained Mind Press):

  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Comprehensive Handbook of Rules
  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Key to Purple Workbook

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.