Grammar for Upper Elementary

Grammar for Upper Elementary is a two-semester course that begins with the basics and progresses to more complex grammatical concepts using the Easy Grammar Plus program. We begin by using a prepositional approach to break sentences down to basics so students can identify subject and verb. We then build on more challenging topics such as subject-verb agreement, predicate nominatives, and correct usage in all areas. Students will also learn proper capitalization and punctuation and will practice and perfect their skills through online assignments on IXL.com.

Fall semester will cover the following concepts:

  • Prepositions and prepositional phrases
  • Subjects and verbs
  • Compound subjects
  • Helping verbs
  • Infinitives
  • Imperative sentences
  • Action and linking verbs
  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Verb tenses
  • Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • Direct and indirect objects
  • Nouns (concrete and abstract, common and proper, singular and plural, possessive, appositives, gerunds)
  • Interjections
  • Conjunctions

Spring semester will cover the following concepts:

  • Adjectives (limiting, descriptive, proper, degrees, predicate adjectives)
  • Sentence types (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory)
  • Fragments and run-ons
  • Phrases and clauses
  • Adverbs (adverb questions, degrees of adverbs, double negatives, adverbs vs. prepositions, good vs. well)
  • Pronouns (personal pronouns, nominative vs. objective vs. possessive, antecedents, reflexive, demonstrative, interrogative, indefinite)
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization

Meets one hour per week for two semesters.

To enroll, please visit the HSC-OC website.