Middle School C: Grammar & Mechanics

Age 11-14

Course Description

Grammar doesn’t have to be boring. By weaving it with fun writing projects, your child will strengthen their skills in the rules that give written language structure and clarity. This course 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. Topics include parts of speech; sentence types; correct punctuation of phrases and clauses; and correct usage of commas, dashes, parentheses, and ellipses.

After this course, your child will be able to apply those skills to writing original, personal narrative essays that capture their personal style and creativity. In the future, these skills will help with logical problem solving in college and the workplace, an be invaluable for persuading and communicating with colleagues.

Who's this course for

Age 11-14


Completion of U.S. 5th grade English/Language Arts coursework

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.

  • Course modules

  • 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

MSC: Grammar and Mechanics is a rewarding experience. I think everyone has so many questions about grammar and writing that they are afraid to ask. This course is clear, and students walk away more confident in their writing.

Jonah R., Juni instructor

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