Grammar Workshop

Grammar Workshop
trains students in basic areas of grammar, including parts of speech and punctuation. We will use review and editing activities that help students master this important language that we use to talk about language. Students will receive small take-home assignments for additional reinforcement and topical spelling lists.

Why study grammar?
"Grammar is important because it is the language that makes it possible for us to talk about language. Grammar names the types of words and word groups that make up sentences not only in English but in any language. As human beings, we can put sentences together even as children--we can all do grammar. But to be able to talk about how sentences are built, about the types of words and word groups that make up sentences--that is knowing about grammar. And knowing about grammar offers a window into the human mind and into our amazingly complex mental capacity.

"People associate grammar with errors and correctness. But knowing about grammar also helps us understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise. Grammar can be part of literature discussions, when we and our students closely read the sentences in poetry and stories. And knowing about grammar means finding out that all languages and all dialects follow grammatical patterns." (National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE))

Enrollment
Grammar Workshop meets for one hour (see schedule). The average student should plan to devote approximately one hour or less each week to homework.
Prerequisite
  • Students must be nine years of age by September 1st.
Class Size
  • Minimum: 4
  • Maximum: 16
Tuition and Fees
Text & Materials TEXTS:
  • Basic Winston Grammar, Student Workbook
    Precious Memories
    ISBN 188967303X

MATERIALS:

  • three-ring binder with loose leaf paper,
  • pens, pencils, highlighters
  • eraser