This workbook teaches the following
- various types of sentences
- the eight parts of speech plus
- clauses and phrases (including verbals)
- the basics of punctuation
- sentence and paragraph writing exercises
- optional diagramming practice: Diagramming assignments from the textbook Diagraming Sentences are scheduled.
There are two types of writing exercises included in this workbook. The first involves traditional sentence and paragraph writing exercises which require students to compose various types of sentences and paragraphs.
The second type of writing exercise involves imitating the style of other authors. For these assignments, students may (1) copy the selection, (2) write the selection as the instructor dictates, (3) recreate the model from memory or an outline, and/or (4) modify the writing selection by altering the content but maintaining the style of the original model.
Option 1: Have the student(s) copy the model.
Option 2: Have the student(s) write from dictation.
To see a Brookdale House dictation demonstration video, see the following link:
Option 3: Have the student(s) recreate the model from memory or from an outline.
Option 4: Have the student(s) rewrite the passage, altering the content but maintaining the style.
The models selected reinforce the grammatical concepts taught throughout the lessons, giving students an opportunity to see grammar in action.
(Note: You may have your student(s) complete one or more of the options for the style imitation exercises. If you choose to have your student(s) complete more than one option, allow more time to complete the style imitation than the schedule suggests.)
To Incorporate Diagramming (Optional)
To provide your student(s) with diagramming instruction, the lessons in this workbook have been coordinated with the worktext Diagraming Sentences. This 48 page book, available at www.amazon.com, www.rainbowresource.com, and www.currclick.com, provides students with simple, easy to understand directions that teach the basics of sentence diagramming. The answer key is included in the diagramming worktext.
If your student(s) will not be completing the diagramming instruction, inform your student(s) to disregard the diagramming assignments. (Note: The diagramming instruction is not necessary to complete the program.)