NEW!! English Grammar Series: Sentences$90
About this course
This new English Grammar Series is intended for primary school levels. Each course in the series focuses on one aspect of English grammar, including topics like the parts of speech, conjugating, types of phrases, parts and types of sentences, and sentence structure.
This class is only offered once per year! This is a full year course-series, but classes are not required to be taken in order.
*Note: This series is a more in-depth dive into English Grammar than the Intensive English Grammar course.
Other courses in this series include:
Recommended Ages: 7-12. There is only one level for this class.
Start Date: March 1. Course consists of 6 lesson plans. Students have 2 weeks after the last class is posted to complete the course. No live classes- view the lessons on YOUR schedule.
This 6 week class focuses on sentences as a whole. Understanding the types of sentences and how to form them helps to better understand the parts of speech and their function within a whole sentence. This course goes into depth on the various types of sentences, how sentences can be put together, and the various parts that can make up whole sentences.
Week 1 covers the subject and predicate of sentences, as well as subject and the various types of objects that can be used in a sentence.
Week 2 covers the various types of phrases, clauses, and modifiers that can be used in a sentence.
Week 3 covers the different ways sentences can be put together: simple, compound, complex, and run-on sentences.
Week 4 covers active and passive voice.
Week 5 covers the different types of whole sentences: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences.
In week 6, students will learn how to put all of this information from the class together as they learn how to diagram sentences!
LESSON PLANS: The class is composed of 6 lessons.
Students have 2 weeks after the last class is posted to complete all work. Weekly lesson plans are posted on Tuesdays by 5pm Pacific Time. There is no “live” component to this class, which allows students to work at their own pace. This is a great option for busy students who need to work on their own schedule.
Lesson plans are a combination of power point, graphics, video, and audio. Each slide is fully narrated for students who prefer to hear material read to them. There is no textbook for this course.
DISCUSSION: This class offers an “open talk” forum where students can have fun getting to know their classmates!
ASSIGNMENTS: As this is a grammar class students should be prepared for technical writing. Students will not be expected to write full papers, but instead we will instill grammatical rules through repetitive practice of technical writing exercises.
QUIZZES: This class will consist of weekly quizzes to help solidify students’ grasp on the topics. Online quizzes are available as a tool for students to see how well they understand the material. Format is generally multiple choice, matching, true/false, and fill in the blank.
GRADES: All quizzes, labs, and online assessments automatically receive a grade in the system. You have the option of having your student’s individual projects graded or not (all assignments receive instructor feedback). Report cards are issued at the end of the course- one for ungraded students and one for graded students. These mean nothing other than for your own records or reporting purposes. We do not maintain copies.
TIME: In general, expect 1-1.5 hours to work through the lesson plan each week, and an additional 2-5 hours working on assignments (it really depends what assignment your child chooses to do and how they manage their time).
Our course begins with the first step for generating great user experiences: understanding what people do, think, say, and feel. In this module, you’ll learn how to keep an open mind while learning.