Purple Full Course Bundle: Everything you need for your first year of Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind Instruction (Paperback)
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Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: the only grammar course students will ever need!
The Full Grammar Course provides everything that a student and parent or teacher will need for their first full year of grammar study, starting with the most basic definitions and progressing all the way through advanced sentence structure and analysis—all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.
Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is an innovative, effective grammar program that combines repetition with fresh exercises with the goal of grammar mastery. Students can start with any of the four Workbooks and Keys (Blue, Purple, Red, or Yellow) because they contain the same examples and combine with the Core Instructor Text for repeated instruction. Each Workbook includes brand-new exercises to help students master even the most complex grammar principles; its corresponding Key provides detailed answers and explanations to those exercises.
Get as far as you can with your student(s) in one year with one Workbook, and start again the following year with any other Workbook and Key (now available in bundled together for repeat buyers!).
Included in this Bundle:
The Core Instructor Text (Paperback) provides scripted dialogue for the instructor, along with notes to explain difficult concepts--four lessons per week, thirty-six weeks and regular review assignments. (No expertise required!)
The Purple Student Workbook contains explanations, rules, illustrations, and exercises for each lesson, with sentences and examples drawn from real published books--classic literature, science, history, and more.
The Key to Purple Workbook provides all answers to exercises, with explanations as needed.
The Grammar Guidebook assembles into one handy reference work every rule and principle taught in the course. Each rule is illustrated with examples from classic and contemporary works of literature, science, history, and mathematics. This guidebook will become the student’s indispensable guide through high school, into college and beyond.
The Diagramming Dictionary organizes every diagramming skill covered in Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind into categories for easy reference--from basic subject/predicate layout through advanced sentence structure and analysis. Beautifully designed diagrams and color-coded examples walk students through how to place each and every part of the English sentence on the traditional diagramming framework.
About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is an educator and academic who has worked with parents and students for more than twenty years. She taught at the College of William and Mary in Virginia for fifteen years. Her previous best-selling titles for Norton include The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series
Amanda Saxon Dean is a mom of three in Tallahassee, Florida. An alumna of Georgia Tech and of Florida State University, she taught students in grades 7-12 for nine years before beginning to homeschool her own children.
Patty Rebne grew up in Colorado, where she earned a BA and an MBA. Most of her grammar, she learned from her mother, an award-winning journalist. To earn a living, Patty taught high school, delivered packages for UPS, marketed and sold software as a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, inscribed Christmas cards, and wrote fortune-cookie fortunes. She and her husband Glenn live near Seattle; they have a grown son who was mostly homeschooled, guided by The Well Trained Mind with generous additions of ski days and road-trips. Patty likes the physical action of handwriting, and does photography and cross stitch in her ample spare time.
Audrey Anderson is an international development professional specializing in programming for women and girls. Her background includes program design, strategy, management and evaluation, with field experience in gender-focused programming and education in Latin America, Africa and Asia. In addition to Audrey's work with the Well-Trained Mind, she has contributed to the development of curricula for life skills programs for adolescent girls around the world. Audrey holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, and a master’s in International Education and Development from George Washington University.