The importance of the spoken and written word in Christian culture cannot be overestimated: Teach your children grammar with Our Mother Tongue.
In this English grammar guide, Nancy Wilson surveys the major concepts in English grammar for beginners at the late elementary and junior high level (recommended grades 6-9).
Wilson avoids common, contrived sentences that serve merely to illustrate her point; instead, she uses many selections from Scripture and from great English writers which help to instruct the student through their content, style, and structure. In addition to a helpful format that highlights key definitions, punctuation issues, and important concepts, short historical sidebars tell the fascinating story of the development of English. She continues the traditional and challenging exercise of sentence diagramming, which trains students to quickly analyze the structure of any given sentence. The grammatical explanations, the logic of diagrams, and the rhetoric of her examples blend with complementary emphases to create a helpful classical and Christian text.
"The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar." ~Montaigne
What's New in this Second Edition?
- Completely new and user-friendly layout.
- Semester-long daily schedules for classes meeting one to five days a week.
- Brand new sections on topics not covered in the previous edition, such as the famous Oxford comma
- Exercises designed by the author, based on the prose of the Bible and other famous authors
- Fun quotes at the beginning of each chapter about grammar, the rules of punctuation, and much more
For Our Mother Tongue: Answer Key, click here.
What People Are Saying:
"Great book. Simple and clear with helpful exercises. This is a must for homeschooling grammar, but it is also helpful for more general use (like a refresher course for before starting a class). Good resource." -Josh
"Amazing at helping understand classical english. Really helped me get a grip so I understand how to diagram and how to disassemble the English language." -Lulu
"THE BEST ENGLISH GRAMMAR BOOK AROUND!!!!!!" -a reader
"Great book, perfect for homeschooling my 12 year old daughter." -Stacy
Nancy Wilson has been a pastor's wife and homemaker in Moscow, Idaho for more than thirty years. She is the author of a number of books including True Companion, Building Her House, The Fruit of Her Hands, and Praise Her in the Gates, and a regular contributor to feminagirls.com. She and her husband Douglas have three children and seventeen grandchildren, which makes for some crazy Sabbath dinners.
PAGE COUNT: 242 pages
ISBN 10: 1-947644-55-6
PUB. DATE: March 14, 2019