Scope and Sequence. Well-Ordered Language

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1 Well-rdered Language Scope and Sequence Well-rdered Language (WL) is a comprehensive and sequential approach to teaching English grammar using analytical tools in a delightful way. WL s innovative oral analysis, unique marking system, and classical diagramming teach students to identify not only the parts of a sentence but also the function of each part and its relationships within a sentence. Well-rdered Language presents grammar in a clear, orderly way, simultaneously cultivating a child s wonder. In each level, a captivating narrative emerges in the lesson exercises. Instruction is presented with attractive illustrations and samples taken from classic children s literature and poetry. The following chart is divided into four grade levels (Levels 1 4), demonstrating the coverage of the essential principles of grammar. Each level builds on the understanding and skills students gain in previous levels, thereby providing them with a full understanding of each grammatical principle by the time they have completed all four levels of the curriculum. The objectives for each level is as follows: Level 1 (Grades 3 4): Students will memorize grammatical terms using songs in order to understand, to analyze, and to mark sentences. Level 2 (Grades 4 5): Students will master grammar songs and continue sentence analysis and marking. Students will also diagram in order to understand increasingly complicated sentences. (Level 2 projected release: 2017) Level 3/Level 4 (Grades 5 6/6 7+): Students will learn more advanced grammatical concepts and apply them to sophisticated sentences using the tools of analysis and diagramming. (Level 3 projected release: 2018; Level 4 projected release: 2019) 1

2 Understanding Grammatical Relationships ral Sentence Analysis Visual Sentence Analysis Literary Applications Sentence Diagramming Sentence Analysis Principal Elements Modifiers: Adjectives Article Adjectives Modifiers: Adverbs Predicate Verbs Helping Verbs Direct bjects Prepositional Phrases: Adverbial Introductory Prepositional Phrases Conjunctions Compound Subjects Compound Verbs Compound Direct bjects Predicate Nominatives Predicate Adjectives Linking Verbs Prepositional Phrases: Adjectival Possessive Nouns Interrogative Pronouns Relative Pronouns Interjections 2

3 Compound Sentences Complex Sentences Adjectival Clauses Compound-Complex Sentences Indirect bjects Participles Gerunds Infinitives Participial Phrases Gerund Phrases Infinitive Phrases Reflexive Pronouns Intensive Pronouns Appositives Sentence Diagramming Principal Elements Modifiers: Adjectives Modifiers: Adverbs Compound Sentences Prepositional Phrases: Adverbial Direct bjects Predicate Nominatives Predicate Adjectives Linking Verbs Relative Pronouns Interjections Compound Sentences 3

4 Complex Sentences Prepositional Phrases: Adjectival Adjectival Clauses Indirect bjects Participles Gerunds Infinitives Compound-Complex Sentences Participial Phrases Gerund Phrases Infinitive Phrases Appositives Definitions Eight Parts of Speech Sentences Principal Elements Subjects and Predicates Nouns Verbs and Helping Verbs Adverbs Adjectives Direct bjects Four Classes of Verbs Pronouns Subject Pronouns Antecedents bject Pronouns 4

5 Prepositions List of Prepositions Phrases bject of the Preposition Conjunctions Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms Relative Clauses Possessive Pronouns Subordinate Clauses Be Verbs Predicate Nominatives Predicate Adjectives Possessive Nouns Interrogative Pronouns Relative Pronouns Subordinate Conjunctions Verbals Adverbial Clauses Indirect bjects Eight Parts of Speech Nouns Verbs Adverbs Adjectives Prepositions Pronouns Conjunctions 5

6 Interjections Nouns Definition Principal Elements Subjects Singular Nouns Plural Nouns Common Nouns Proper Nouns bject Nouns: Direct bject bject Nouns: bject of the Preposition Possessive Nouns Predicate Nominatives bject Nouns: Indirect bjects Gerunds Gerund Phrases Appositives Collective Nouns Noun Clauses Verbs Definition Principal Elements Four Classes of Verbs Predicate Verbs: Action Verbs Helping Verbs Transitive Verbs 6

7 Intransitive Verbs Contractions Use of Have/Has Use of Is/Are Linking Verbs Being Verbs Sensory Linking Verbs Verbals Adverbs Definition Adverbs Use of Not and Never Prepositional Phrases: Adverbial Introductory Prepositional Phrases Classes of Adverbs Adverbs of Time Adverbs of Manner Adverbs of Cause Adverbs of Place Adverbs of Degree Infinitives Adverbial Infinitive Phrases Adverbial Phrases Adjectives Definition Adjectives 7

8 Article Adjectives Descriptive Adjectives Definitive Adjectives Predicate Adjectives Prepositional Phrases: Adjectival Adjectival Clauses Proper Adjectives Participles Infinitives Adjectival Participial Phrases Adjectival Infinitive Phrases Simple Form Comparative Form Superlative Form Prepositions Definition Prepositions bject of the Prepositions Prepositional Phrases Introductory Prepositional Phrases Adverbial Prepositional Phrases Adjectival Participial Phrases Pronouns Definition Pronouns 8

9 Agreement in Number Subject Pronouns bject Pronouns: Direct bject bject Pronouns: bject of the Preposition Possessive Pronouns Interrogative Pronouns Relative Pronouns bject Pronouns: Indirect bjects Reflexive Pronouns Intensive Pronouns Indefinite Pronouns Conjunctions Definition Conjunctions: Simple and, but, or Conjunctions: Coordinating for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so Compound Sentences Subordinate Conjunctions Adverbial Clauses Interjections Definition Kinds of Sentences Declarative Interrogative Imperative 9

10 Exclamatory Parts of a Sentence Principal Elements Subjects: Simple Predicates: Simple Action Verb Compound Subjects Compound Verbs Compound Direct bjects Prepositions bjects of the Prepositions Phrases Prepositional Phrases: Adverbial Subjects: Complete Predicates: Simple Predicate Nominative Predicates: Simple Predicate Adjective Compound Predicate Nominatives Compound Predicate Adjectives Prepositional Phrases: Adjectival Predicate Nominatives Predicate Adjectives Subordinate Clauses Adjectival Clauses: Relative Clauses Understood Subjects Indirect bjects Adverbial Clauses 10

11 Structure of a Sentence Word rder in Sentences Fragments Natural rder Simple Sentences Subject-Verb Agreement Compound Sentences Complex Sentences Compound-Complex Sentences Run-n Sentences Verbals Definition Participles Gerunds Infinitives Participial Phrases Gerund Phrases Infinitive Phrases Mechanics: Capitalization First Word of Sentence Proper Nouns: Names of People Proper Nouns: Names of Weekdays, Months Proper Nouns: Names of Cities, States, Countries Proper Adjectives First Word of a Direct Quotation 11

12 Deities Abbreviations Punctuation: Periods End of Declarative Sentences End of Imperative Sentences Within Quotation Marks: End of Sentence After Abbreviations Punctuation: Question Marks End of Interrogative Sentences Within Quotation Marks: Direct Quote of Question Punctuation: Exclamation Points End of Exclamatory Sentences Within Quotation Marks: Direct Quote With an Interjection Punctuation: Commas After Introductory Prepositional Phrases Within City and State In Dates In Addresses With Direct Quotations Sequencing: xford Comma Between Adjectives Comma and Conjunction: Compound Sentences 12

13 Non-Essential Elements With Appositives Punctuation: Apostrophes Contractions Possessive Nouns Punctuation: Quotation Marks With Tag Phrase With ther Punctuation Single/Double Quotation Marks Punctuation: ther Semicolon Colon 13

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