Middle School C: Grammar & Mechanics

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Middle School C: Grammar & Mechanics

suggested for ages 11-14


Course Details

Grammar doesn’t have to be boring; by weaving grammar instruction into fun writing projects, this course introduces students to the joys of writing both creatively and correctly. The curriculum challenges students to master middle school level skills in grammar and mechanics, based on the Language category of Common Core State Standards for 6th-8th grade English/Language Arts. As students develop mastery of language skills, they will apply those skills to writing original, personal narrative essays, making visible to each student the purpose of learning correct grammar and mechanics. Topics include parts of speech; sentence types; correct punctuation of phrases and clauses; and correct usage of commas, dashes, parentheses, and ellipses.


Course Curriculum

This course typically takes 3-6 months to complete. This depends on the student's dedication to homework, their previous experience, and the difficulty of course material. Our instructors move at the pace of the student, taking extra time to reinforce concepts as needed.

Parts of Speech

MSC1 Nouns, Pronouns & Adjectives

MSC2 Verbs, Adverbs & Verbals

MSC3 Prepositions & Interjections

MSC4 Coordinating & Subordinating Conjunctions

Check In #1

Punctuation

MSC5 Capitalization

MSC6 Periods, Question Marks, Exclamation Points & Quotation Marks

MSC7 Phrases & Clauses

MSC8 Commas

MSC9 Semicolons

MSC10 Colons

MSC11 Common Punctuation Errors

MSC12 Pauses & Breaks

Check In #2

Sentence Structure and Types

MSC13 Subjects & Predicates

MSC14 Direct & Indirect Objects

MSC15 Phrases & Clauses

MSC16 Sentence Types

Check In #3