Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is a thorough, easy-to-use grammar program that takes students from basic definitions through advanced sentence structure and analysis – all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence. This innovative four-year program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).
Because it focuses on mastery through repetition, students can start with any of our four Workbook/Key combos; they are not sequential. Each workbook combines with the Core Instructor Text for a full year (or more!) of instruction, and the same instructor book will be used throughout.
Each year, students will learn new lessons and review prior lessons using the same instructions and examples in the instructor text. Students will then engage with new exercises in each workbook to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.
Many middle school students will not complete an entire workbook their first time through the curriculum.
Scripted lessons help every parent and teacher be effective and efficient! The Core Instructor Text provides detailed guidance, and is used for all four years of instruction – a great value!
From basic through advanced grammar concepts, the Workbook provides clear definitions of rules, repeated examples, and plenty of practice. Step-by-step instructions and regular review help every student succeed.
The Key to the Student Workbook provides not just answers, but clear explanations and guidance. Be sure to buy the color Key that matches your Student Workbook.
Reference all of the principles that govern diagramming the English language in one handy guide! The Diagramming Dictionary can be used as a stand-alone reference work or to accompany the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind series.