• prerequisites?

    Posted by Stacey on August 4, 2023 at 10:35 am

    Does Grammar for Writers replace a HS grammar program, or expand on assumed knowledge from a previous one? We have not yet gone very deep with grammar, and wonder if I should save G for W for next year after completing a “regular” course (Our Mother Tongue) this year.

    Deborah replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Ben Crist

    August 4, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    That’s a great question, Stacey! First of all, you should listen to this webinar in which Dr. Rogers explains his purpose for the series, and how to use it. It’s worth listening to in full, because Dwane and Dave join in and answer the same questions, but if you are wanting to get to Jonathan’s answer you can scrub the video until you see him talking…

    In short, Grammar for Writers can work either way. After something like Mother Tongue to help students, in Jonathan’s words, “learn grammar as a way to love their readers well.” Or, you can use it as a high school half-credit in grammar. In the latter case, don’t expect lots of charts, tables, and definitions. Students will learn how to use parts of speech but it won’t be a worksheet-type of instruction. Have you tried our free sample lessons yet?

    • Stacey

      August 7, 2023 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks! I did watch the webinar, and still wasn’t clear on the level of assumed prior knowledge. I have now looked through the workbook, and I think I’ll save it for next year. Thanks again for all the resources!

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Stacey.
      • Deborah

        August 7, 2023 at 6:19 pm

        I was wondering the same thing Stacey. Thank you for your question. I was also deciding between Our Mother’s Tongue and Grammar for Writers.

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