Early Grammar Basics

Grammar is the study of how words are put together to make language. These basics are fundamental to the English language, both written and spoken. This NEW Early Elementary class is designed to start early learners off on the right foot when it comes to language.  English doesn’t have to be boring; The English language is vast and having the ability to speak and write with integrity strengthens your child’s voice in the world. This class will have large group instruction, interactive learning, worksheet materials, games, and other fun learning styles integrated into each lesson as the students learn parts of speech, simple punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and other grammatical basics.

This is a graded class and can be used as your Grammar portion of English.  The goal of this class is to help the students connect with language.  For example: verbs are “doing” words, so there will be activity included when verbs are the subject matter.  This is a multi-sensory approach to help children learn a specific concept. They are hearing, seeing, and doing the “verb”.  The goal will be for each student to progress in their writing skills as the year goes on.  We will start with parts of speech and building simple sentences, but we will move to building better sentences as we study conjunctions, adjectives and adverbs.

Prerequisites: The student needs to be able to read and write simple text.  This class will include written work in the graded material.

Class Homework requirements: Some homework. There will be worksheets that come home for reinforcement of the concept taught that week.  No more than .5-1 hour of homework weekly.

Thursday

TIME: 12:55-2:25
GRADES: 1-3
CLASS FEE: $325
SUPPLY FEE: $50
TUTOR: Michelle Scheri

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, we will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Any materials will be uploaded to schoology to be printed at home for completion. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.