Sentence Diagramming: Beginning by Critical Thinking Press
Teaches students how to diagram sentences so they see the underlying structure of English grammar. Diagramming sentences gives many visual and logical learners an alternative way to learn grammar. Students who understand the finer points of English grammar will apply this knowledge to their writing. For many students, boring old grammar lessons become understandable and fun, even kids who are traditionally more "math minded" begin to enjoy English lessons. The diagramming begins with simple subject-verb sentences, but continues step-by-step to complex sentences with dependent clauses. Each lesson provides plenty of practice diagramming. After completing all the lessons, there is a review where students diagram sentences using all the grammar rules they have learned. Covers simple subject and main verb; direct objects; adjectives; adverbs modifying verbs; predicate adjectives; predicate nouns; prepositional phrases (adjectival); prepositional phrases (adverbial); compound subjects; compound predicates; compound direct objects; and compound predicate adjectives and nouns. Reproducible paperback has 72 pages. For grades 3-12.