Grammar & Writing
Grammar & Writing explores these key grammar concepts and more:
- Parts of Speech
- Verb Tenses
- Irregular Verbs
- Sentence Structure
- Forms of Words
Embark on the journey of mastering the art of language with your child through this comprehensive course on grammar. Understanding how words work together to create meaning in sentences and texts is essential for effective communication and can greatly enhance reading, listening comprehension, and written expression.
Through this course’s 17 lessons, your child will learn about parts of speech, verb tenses, irregular verbs, sentence structure, punctuation, and forms of words. By the end of the course, your child will have a deeper understanding of grammar rules.
LESSON 1: NOUNS AND VERBS
Introduce your child to the basics of nouns and verbs. In this lesson, your child will learn that nouns are words for people, places, animals, and things and that verbs describe actions. Your child will also learn why both nouns and verbs are essential elements of sentences.
LESSON 2: DESCRIBING WORDS
Get ready for a colorful adventure in language! In this lesson, you will teach your child all about descriptive words like adjectives and adverbs. They’ll learn how these words can paint a picture in the minds of listeners and readers, bringing characters, settings, and actions to life. They’ll also practice identifying and using these descriptive words in their own writing and speaking.
LESSON 3: PRONOUNS
Help your child become a pronoun pro! In this lesson, they’ll learn about words that stand in for nouns, like he or she and it or they. They’ll also learn how to use pronouns correctly in their writing and speaking and become able to spot them in sentences.
LESSON 4: PREPOSITIONS
Help your child explore the world of prepositions! They’ll learn how to use words like over, under, in, and on to add direction, location, and time to their sentences. They’ll also get to practice using prepositions through fun writing and speaking activities that will help them feel more confident in their language skills.
LESSON 5: TYPES OF SENTENCES
Teach your child to be a “sentence detective” with this lesson on the types of sentences and how to use punctuation, context clues, and intonation to identify them. Your child will learn to spot declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences. Your child will also learn the secret code of using end punctuation marks to go with each sentence type.
LESSON 6: PROPER NOUNS
Take your child on a journey with King Grammar to the town of Proper. This lesson is all about proper nouns and capital letters. Your child will learn to spot the special names that identify specific people, places, animals, and things. They’ll also learn when to use a capital letter at the start of a sentence or a proper noun.
LESSON 7: REGULAR PLURAL NOUNS
This lesson is all about showing your child how to change words from singular to plural. They’ll learn the rules for using -s, -es, and -ies at the ends of words. They’ll also get plenty of practice so they can show off their new skills in writing and conversation!
LESSON 8: VERB TENSES
Empower your child to confidently express themself through writing and speaking! In this lesson, your child will gain a deeper understanding of how verb tenses can convey past, present, and future, helping them develop the tools they need to effectively describe and write about events.
LESSON 9: ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
Unlock the power of descriptive language for your child in this lesson on describing word—adjectives and adverbs. Your child will learn how these words add richness and precision to language by describing nouns and verbs. They’ll also practice identifying and using these words to help make their writing and speaking more interesting and engaging.
LESSON 10: POSSESSIVE NOUNS
Have your child join King Grammar for a fun-filled journey of mastering possessive nouns so they can claim their own grammar crown! Your child will learn how to spot possessive nouns in a sentence and use them in their own writing and speaking. Plus, your child will learn the secret to writing possessive singular nouns using apostrophes, making them the king or queen of punctuation.
LESSON 11: IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS
Help your child unleash the power of plural nouns with our lesson on irregular plural nouns. Your child will learn the unique rules for forming irregular plurals, such as changing f to v before adding -es or changing the middle of a word (e.g., goose/geese). They’ll also get plenty of practice identifying and using these tricky nouns in sentences and in their own writing.
LESSON 12: CONJUNCTIONS AND COMPOUND SENTENCES
This lesson is all about the super glue of sentence building—conjunctions! Your child will learn how to use words like and, but, or, so, yet, and because to connect two or more ideas in a sentence and make a compound sentence. With our engaging, interactive lessons, your child will have fun practicing combining simple sentences and independent clauses to create more complex and interesting sentences.
LESSON 13: IRREGULAR PAST-TENSE VERBS
This lesson is designed to help your child master irregular past-tense verb forms. Give your child the tools they need to correctly say and write verbs like say/said, do/did, run/ran, fly/flew, and tell/told. With a focus on common irregular verbs, your child will learn the past-tense forms to help improve their understanding of verb tenses.
LESSON 14: SUBJECTS AND COMPOUND SUBJECTS
Unlock your child’s writing potential with our fun, interactive lesson on identifying the subject or compound subject of a sentence. Your child will learn to spot the who or what of a sentence and how to use compound subjects to help make their writing more engaging. Journey to Grammar Kingdom where your child will say goodbye to boring grammar lessons and hello to confident and skilled writing.
LESSON 15: RUN-ON SENTENCES AND COMPOUND SENTENCES
Stop run-on sentences in their tracks! This lesson is designed to help your child learn to recognize run-on sentences as sentences that include two or more sentences without a connecting word or period. They will also learn that the simple fix of adding a comma and a conjunction can turn a run-on sentence into a compound sentence.
LESSON 16: GRAMMAR GALA
Unleash your child’s inner wordsmith with our lesson on parts of speech! With a focus on nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, proper nouns, and pronouns, this lesson will help your child be a grammar guru. Understanding the ways words work can help make your child’s writing more exciting and captivating.
LESSON 17: PUNCTUATION
Help your child give their writing a punctuation pick-me-up! Your child will learn the ins and outs of proper punctuation, including how to use end punctuation for different sentence types, the correct use of serial commas, and how to set off introductory clauses with commas. With these skills, your child’s writing will be clear and effective.