The Grammar Solution Program - Better Writing Through Grammar

Taking a brand-new approach, our grammar lessons make grammar easy to teach, easy to learn, and easy to apply to writing revision.  They improve spoken and written grammar and demonstrate how to improve essays by performing structured and measurable revision “laps” which achieve clarity, variety, conciseness, and correctness - the four conventions measured on high stakes tests.

The lessons, interactive and sequential, incorporate graduated difficulty so they can be adapted for all ability levels.  Grade-specific and sequenced over four marking periods, each in-depth lesson is immediately followed with an application to writing and revision.

Students learn, not only correct grammar, but also the differences among non-standard English, casual syntax, and formal syntax.

A student must understand grammar and syntax in order to accomplish revisions such as: conciseness and variety in sentence structure which can be achieved by using compounds, indirect objects, appositives, parallel structure, and combining sentences by using prepositional phrases, participial phrases, and verbal phrases and clauses.  Students must understand sentence structure such as predicate nominatives, pronoun case, verb tense, and prepositional phrases in order to achieve correctness.  Clarity in writing, the hallmark of proficiency, is achieved through  conciseness, and correctness.  Our Grammar Solution Program accomplishes all four goals

Grammar Lessons

GRADE 3 LESSONS

General recognition and function of:

  • nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general
  • regular and irregular action verbs
  • regular and irregular nouns
  • coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
  • comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
  • subject-verb agreement
  • pronoun – antecedent agreement
  • simple, compound and complex sentences

GRADE 4 LESSONS

Review of all Lessons from Grade 3

General recognition and function of:

  • all parts of speech and syntax from grade 3
  • relative pronouns
  • relative adverbs
  • progressive tense
  • modal auxiliaries
  • order of adjectives
  • prepositional phrases
  • fragments and run-ons

GRADE 5 LESSONS

Review of all Lessons from Grade 4

General recognition and function of:

  • conjunctions
  • prepositions
  • interjections
  • verb tense including perfect tenses
  • correlative conjunctions
  • introductory elements
  • ways to combine and reduce sentences

GRADE 6 LESSONS

Review of all Lessons from Grade 5

In-depth lessons with immediate application to writing revision on:

  • pronoun case
  • intensive pronouns
  • number and person
  • unclear antecedents
  • specific and general nouns and nouns in parallel structure
  • appositives
  • adjectives and adjectives in parallel structure
  • verbs and verbs in parallel structure
  • adverbs and adverbs in parallelism
  • sentence patterns
  • sentence patterns plus adjectives and adverbs
  • sentence patterns plus prepositional phrases
  • coordinating conjunctions
  • participles

GRADE 7 LESSONS

Review of all Lessons from Grade 6

In-depth lessons with immediate application to writing revision on:

  • active and passive voice
  • collective, indefinite, reflexive, pronouns
  • gerunds
  • infinitives
  • verbal phrases
  • misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • coordinate adjectives
  • collective nouns

Overview of:

  • simple sentences
  • compound sentences
  • complex sentences
  • compound-complex sentences

GRADE 8

Review of all Lessons from Grade 7

In-depth lessons with immediate application to writing revision on:

  • all skills from grade 7
  • indirect objects
  • subordinate conjunctions
  • correlative conjunctions
  • phrases and clauses in simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences
  • indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood