Grammar

If you are looking for a simple and independent grammar resource for your student, then look no further.  Core-Skills Language Arts provides a tear free, simple explanation to grammar topics that is easy to follow.  Your student will be able to independently complete their grammar study with little help from you, the teacher, freeing you up to focus on more pressing subjects.  With the literature rich learning environment a Classical Charlotte Mason education provides there is no need for anything more than Core-Skills Language Arts, everything else is learned organically though quality living books! 
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If you have not yet discoverd Brian P. Cleary you are in for a treat!  Cleary writes some of the most delightful books in rhyme.  Those listed below teach children the parts of speech in a fun and engaging way without intimidation.  Who know grammar could be so much fun! 

 

As a humorist, writer, and poet, Brian P. Cleary shows kids how to play with words. He believes that humor is not only a fun way to learn, but an effective way to teach. His best-selling Words Are CATegorical™ series, which introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats, has been compared to the likes of Dr. Seuss, while his books of poetry and puns have been honored alongside the works of Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein. 

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PARTS OF SPEECH BOOKS:

A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones

 

Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What are Comparatives and Superlatives?

 

But and For, Yet and Nor: What is a Conjunction?

 

Chips and Cheese and Nana’s Knees: What is Alliteration?

 

Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh! What is an Interjection?

 

Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What is an Adverb?

 

Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies: What are Irregular Plurals?

 

-Ful and –Less, -Er and –Ness: What is a Suffix?

 

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What is an Adjective?

 

How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear? What are Homonyms and Homophones?

 

I and You and Don’t Forget Who: What is a Pronoun?

 

I’m and Won’t, They’re and Don’t: What’s a Contraction?

 

Lazily, Craftily, Just a Bit Nastily: More about Adverbs

 

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns

 

Madam and Nun and 1001: What is a Palindrome?

 

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun?

 

Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What is a Synonym?

 

Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What is a Prefix?

 

Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives

 

Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk: What are Similes and Metaphors?

 

Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More about Verbs

 

Stop and Go, Yes and No: What is an Antonym?

 

Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy: More about Antonyms

 

Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk: More about Synonyms

 

Thumbtack, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What is a Compound Word?

 

To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What is a Verb?

 

Under, Over, By the Clover: What is a Preposition?

Grammarland:  A singularly ingenious, witty, and amusing attempt to teach some of the elements of grammar by allegory and pictorial illustration. A wonderful introduction to the parts of speech for young and old. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Mary's Grammar:  Written as a lively conversation between a seven-year-old girl and her mother (and interspersed with stories), this easy-to-read grammar book for children (and adults) became wildly popular when first published in 1835, and is today a classic.

Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition can be used in grades 4 to 6. A language study done in three parts with composition woven throughout, this text begins with words, moves to simple sentences and later to complex sentences, easing the child into grammar along the way. The eight parts of speech are studied as well as punctuation.

Harvey's Elementary Grammar Teachers Answer Key contains answers to the exercises from Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition.

Harvey's Revised English Grammar:  This grammar can be used in grades 7 and 8, as well as high school. It is a comprehensive grammar in the classic sense, including four parts. Orthography. Study of words classified into parts of speech. Each part of speech is further studied according to classes, number, tense, mode, and other attributes which affect it as variously used in sentences. Syntax. Study of sentences, their elements, relations of parts, and so forth. Includes study of punctuation. Prosody. The study of accent, quality, and tone of language. Also rhythms and measures as used in poetry. A more complete treatment of this topic than can be found in virtually all modern grammar books. When your students have studied in such a comprehensive grammar, they can continue to use it for reference, checking on rules and definitions for a lifetime of use.

Harvey's Revised English Grammar Teacher's Answer Key contains answers to the exercises from Harvey's English Grammar.

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.

Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sold, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

The Elements of Style Workbook honors the original masterpiece by William Strunk, Jr. published in 1920, with relevant updates for modern times. We have adapted Strunk’s original work to include essential exercises (with answer keys) to help novice writers gain command of stylistic structures and devices through guided practice, and to guide more experienced writers through the nuances of commanding style.

Essential for today’s writers, Strunk’s original chapters regarding rules of usage and principles of composition are represented in this workbook. These original lessons, along with style exercises that teach writers to flex their writing style at will, include sentence writing, paragraph writing, and style writing exercises that amplify the impact of the original work by William Strunk, Jr.

True to Strunk’s original masterpiece, this Elements of Style Workbook addresses the most common and useful issues novice writers face, which are the same ones plaguing English writers for over a century. 

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