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Grammar Book List for Kids

 

If you haven’t figured it out yet….I love books! Some might call it an obsession while others might call it a passion! In our homeschool, we spend a lot of time reading. Today I have been compiling a list of books to use for grammar. Interested? Check it out! If you are in Classical Conversations Essentials, then check out my pinterest boards. I have matched up each book to correlate with our Essentials schedule.

VERBS

 

PRONOUNS

NOUNS

 

INTERJECTIONS

CONJUNCTIONS

ADVERBS

 

PREPOSITIONS

ADJECTIVES

PUNCTUATION AND CAPITALIZATION

What are your favorite grammar books? Do I need to add anything to my list? Please share your favorites in the comments!

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Essentials Student Notebook

I wear many hats.   As I have mentioned before, I am the director and Essentials tutor for my local Classical Conversations Community.   Currently, we are counting down the days until our first class.   Let the preparations begin………

 

Today I am going to show you how I have setup the student notebook for my Essentials class.  If you are unfamiliar with the Essentials program,   read an overview and watch a video on the Classical Conversations website. Obviously, due to copyright laws, I cannot show you pictures of the insides of the student notebook.  But, I have listed the page numbers and titles of the photocopies I have used.  Please note:  I have the 4th edition EEL guide.  If you own a previous edition, then the page numbers won’t match. 

 

Essentials Student Notebook

 

Supplies Needed

  • 1 ½ inch three-ring binder
  • Trivium Tables (English Grammar and Quid et Quo)
  • One copy of the Verbals Chart (Chart Q; EEL page 431)
  • One copy of the Weekly Practice Sentences (EEL page 433 &434)
  • Approximately 20 page protectors
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pencils, sharpened
  • Notebook paper
  • Pencil pouch with holes to put in front of binder
  • Dividers with pockets (5)
  • photocopies from the EEL guide and the IEW Ancient History Student Book
  • Optional:  Mad Libs

 

Tab #1: Charts
Tab #2: Sentences
Tab #3: Editing
Tab #4: Writing
Tab #5: Vocab.

 

  How to Assemble the Student Notebook

  • Front pocket of binder:  Trivium tables
  • Front of binder:  Pencil pouch with pencils, dry-erase markers, and tickets
  • Before First Divider:     
    • Essentials Study Sheet (I make these and hand them out each week.  They are not in the guide.) 
    • In a page protector:  EEL pg. 22 (Week at a Glance)
  • First divider:     Label divider:  Charts
    • In the pocket of the divider:  EEL pg. 18 (EEL Scope and Sequence)
    • On the rings, behind the divider:  blank paper for copying charts
    • In a page protector:  Verbals Chart Q; place it behind the paper, but in front of the next divider.
  • Second divider:  Label divider:  Sentences
    • In the pocket of the divider:  EEL page 394 (Glossary of Abbreviations)
    • In a page protector:  weekly practice sentences (EEL pg. 433-434) 
    • On the rings, behind the divider: 75 copies (3-hole punched) of EEL pg. 435-436 (Analytical Task Sheet)
  • Third Divider:  Label divider:  Editing 
    • On the rings:  Copies of editing sheets (2 copies of each week)
  • Fourth Divider:  Label divider:  Writing
    • In the pocket of the divider:  Ancient History Writing Schedule 
    • On the rings, behind the divider:  blank notebook paper
  • Fifth Divider:  Label divider: Vocab.
    • In the pocket of the divider:  current vocabulary flashcards
    • In page protectors:  one set of vocabulary tests (practice with dry erase markers)
    • On the rings, behind the divider:    2nd set of vocab.  tests w/o page protectors (final test in pencil)
  • Back Pocket: 

 

How We Use the Notebook

  • Trivium Tables
    • Grammar Chart:  Used as a reference in class, at home, and when copying grammar charts
    • Quid et Quo: Used when analyzing sentences in class and at home
  • Pencil Pouch
    • Stores pencils, dry-erase markers, and tickets
  • Study Sheet and Week at a Glance
    • Advises the student and parent as to what they could do at home
  •  Charts
    • Provides a list of the charts used each week and blank paper for copying
  • Sentences
    • A place for the student to analyze sentences  with the Quid et Quo table and the Analytical Task sheet
  • Editing
    • Students have 2 copies of each editing sheet.
  • Writing
    • Reminds the student of the writing assignments and provides paper for brainstorming and rough drafts.
  • Vocabulary
    • Reminds the student of the vocabulary words for each week.  It provides a place for the child to practice the vocabulary tests with dry-erase markers and photocopies of the vocabulary tests for the final test.  
  • MadLibs
    • It started out that we just did these for fun, but the kids learned a lot from them!  They are optional.  

 

A Few More Pictures……

 

In case you don’t know what a page divider with a pocket looks like…….here you go! It is a plastic page divider, but it has a pouch to store a few pieces of paper.

This is copy of one of my study sheets from last year. I adapted it from a version that I found on CC Connected.

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Teaching Boys to Practice Spelling- a Free Ebook

My ebook will be available this Friday! “Teaching Boys to Practice Spelling” is free to every person that subscribes to TeachingBoys.net by email. If you aren’t a subscriber, enter your email address in the subscription box on my homepage.

At this very moment, I am putting the finishing touches on my ebook, “Teaching Boys to Practice Spelling.” I have listed 50 hands-on activities to help make those spelling words stick. Plus, most of the activities require very little prep work and can be executed in minutes a day! Spelling words…..every child has them….public school, private school, or homeschool….why not have a little fun with them?

The ebook will be available for our launch party this Friday, April 13th. The great news? It is free! If you are a subscriber to TeachingBoys.net, the ebook is my gift to you.

Two More Days Until the Launch! Have you told your friends?

In order to register for the launch party prizes, please…….

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