Analytical Grammar, Season 1
Analytical Grammar, Season 1
In our Analytical Grammar, Season 1 Hybrid class, we will provide 1 live 25-minute class each week and over 10 hours of additional video recorded lessons to complete 10 Units covering many grammatical concepts within 16 weeks. You will have a video for each Unit to watch that goes over the current unit’s topic. After the unit’s material has been taught each week, there will also be a video for each “exercise” to go through the explanation for each sentence that was parsed (the old-fashioned term for marking the parts of speech) and diagrammed for the homework. The videos and homework will be listed on our Learning Management System to be completed each week between the live sessions. Once the assignment is complete, you can turn in the homework, through the LMS, for a completion grade as the actual grading for the homework exercises will be done by the student along with the videos. It's very important that the student be in on the grading so he can see his mistakes, figure out why he made them, and discuss them so that he doesn’t continue making the mistakes in the future. The Unit Tests will be graded by the teacher. During the live sessions, students and the teacher will come together to review exercises from the previous week. If students have questions while watching a lesson video or while doing the exercises, they can reach out to the teacher for help where it can then be decided if a 1-on-1 tutoring session is needed. In some cases, the teacher may be able assist the student through text communication.
Description of Analytical Grammar
Analytical Grammar is different from most Grammar programs because the road to mastery is systematic. Students have had great success with this program because each part of speech is explained individually and concepts are built on what was already learned. From the AG website:
We understand that grammar comprises a specific group of topics that can be mastered without endless, repetitive drills each year. Because of this approach, our program can be completed in just one year.
We have a unique method of teaching grammar, which starts from “ground zero” – assuming that the student knows no grammar – and continues on from concept to concept, until the entire body of knowledge which we call grammar is covered.
The concepts, rather than being taught separately, are woven together into a logical whole which the student will recognize to be what he already knows about how words are put together into sentences to make meaning. Since these concepts make sense to kids, they remember them.
In other grammar programs each concept (the adjective, for example) is taught as a separate entity. In truth, most words that we call adjectives can be used as other parts of speech in different sentences. So it stands to reason that what students need to be taught is not to “recognize” an adjective from a list of words; they need to see how an adjective functions in a sentence in relationship to other words.
The concepts in Analytical Grammar are taught in a certain logical order, so that each concept builds on and is reinforced by the concepts already covered. This method is not unlike the study of math where one is applying everything one already knows about math and simply moving on to a new concept.
Here is the current schedule for this course
- Starts: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
- Ends: Friday, January 22, 2021
Purchase of Student Textbook is required
Here is the overview of what you can expect from the live classes:
- Week 1: Introductions & Course Overview
- Week 2: Unit #1 - Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives
- Week 3: Unit #2 - Pronouns
- Week 4: Unit #2 - Pronouns
- Week 5: Unit #3 - Prepositional Phrases
- Week 6: Unit #4 - Subject & Verb
- Week 7: Unit #5 - Adverbs
- Week 8: Unit #5 - Adverbs
- Week 9: Unit #6 - Patterns 1 & 2
- Week 10: Unit #7 - Pattern 3
- Week 11: Unit #8 - Linking Verbs & Patterns 4 & 5
- Week 12: Unit #8 - Linking Verbs & Patterns 4 & 5
- Week 13: Unit #9 - Helping Verbs
- Week 14: Unit #10 - Conjunctions and Compound Situations
- Week 15: Unit #10 - Conjunctions and Compound Situations
- Week 16: Conclusion & Goodbye