Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

We only have one more week of our homeschool co-op to go before summer break, but already I’m planning for next year’s schooling. One new program on our schedule? Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer.

Abby with School Books

We’re actually planning to work on this one through the summer, since my daughter is wanting to skip a level of our Creative Writing curriculum at co-op, and I want to make sure she knows her grammar well before bumping up a class.

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

This curriculum will certainly achieve that goal. It is one of the most thorough grammar programs I’ve ever looked at. I was especially excited to see the author included sentence diagramming in the lesson plans.

Diagramming helped my own understanding of grammar so much back when I was in school that I bought a stand-alone book on diagramming to teach this valuable skill to my older kids, since the grammar program I was using at the time did not offer any practice in diagramming.

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

The scope and sequence for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind seems very ambitious, but the lessons are well-paced and clearly laid out — exactly the kind of program I would expect from Susan Wise Bauer, whose history books we have used and LOVED for years.

Abby Studying

If you have a child that could use a little more help in grammar, this program is definitely worth a look. You can purchase it through Timberdoodle as a stand-alone course or as part of their ninth grade curriculum kit.

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

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