The importance of the spoken and written word in Christian culture cannot be overestimated. In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step workbook, Nancy Wilson surveys the major concepts in English grammar for beginners at the upper elementary and junior high level (or even older English speakers seeking a brush-up!).
Our Mother Tongue dishes up examples and exercises that go beyond the stereotypical, contrived sentences serving merely to illustrate a point, and relies on selections from Scripture and great English literature to instruct students with regard to 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.
Our Mother Tongue also teaches the traditional and extremely helpful exercise of sentence diagramming, which trains students to quickly analyze the purpose and structure of any sentence. The grammatical explanations, the logic of diagrams, and the rhetoric of her examples blend with complementary emphases to create an important classical and Christian text. Daily lesson plans included!