Samples from the Interactive Grammar Course
Level 1: Grammar Basics
This lesson reviews the basics of grammar and how the diagram app works.
Level 2- Subject Verb Agreement
Diagramming teaches subject-verb agreement by showing such things as the role phrases.
Level 2-2: Compound Subjects (Grade 6+)
Diagramming teaches compound subjects and verbs.
Level 2-3: Verb-Subject Sentences (Grade 8+)
Sentence diagramming makes it easy to understand different sentence structures.
Level 2-4: Collective Nouns (Grade 7+)
Interactive questions help test difficult concept such as collective nouns.
Level 2-5: Gerunds (Grade 8+)
The role of gerunds can be visualized using diagramming.
Level 3: Pronoun Agreement
Diagramming makes it easy to distinguish the object and subject case of pronouns.
Level 3-2: Pronoun Antecedents (Grade 7+)
Students can identify the role of parts of speech and are better able to avoid pronoun errors.
Level 3-3: Indefinite Pronouns (Grade 8+)
We use interactive questions to help teach rote concepts like singular vs. plural indefinite pronouns.
Level 3-4: Relative Pronouns (Grade 10+)
Diagramming can show how relative pronouns act as subjects or conjunctions.
Level 4: Modifiers
Diagramming makes it easy to see the roles of modifiers in sentences.
Level 4-2: Irregular Modifiers (Grade 7+)
Irregular modifiers are reviewed using interactive questions.
Level 4-3: Modifier Proximity (Grade 10+)
Using diagrams, students can better visualize the confusing role of modifiers in sentences.
Level 4-4: Predicate Adjectives (Grade 8+)
Predicate adjectives are taught using interactive questions.
Level 5: Sentence Structure
Diagramming helps identify sentence fragments and run-ons by visualizing the role of clauses in sentences.
Level 5-2: Run-ons/Fragments (Grade 8+)
It is easy to identify sentence fragments because the subject or verb is missing.
Level 5-3: Sentence Meaning (Grade 11+)
This lesson uses diagramming to show how conjunctions between clauses can determine meaning.
Level 5-4: Comma Use (Grade 10+)
This lesson uses diagramming to show how commas should be used between clauses.
Level 6: Verb Tense
Learn with Diagrams uses a unique timeline to teach verb tense.
Level 6-2: Progressive Tenses (Grade 9+)
The timeline diagramming system makes it easy to visualize and interactively teach progressive tenses.
Level 6-3: Subjunctive (Grade 11+)
Conditional verbs can be taught by seeing the interaction between different parts of a sentence.
Level 6-4: Active/Passive Voice (Grade 8+)
Active and passive tense can be visualized using diagramming.
Level 7: Parallelism
Diagramming makes it easy to demonstrate parallelism and correlative pairs.
Level 7-2: Correlative Pairs (Grade 11+)
It is easy to see how correlative pairs work using diagramming.
Level 7-3: Comparisons (Grade 11+)
Students can see the interactions in a comparison.
Level 8: Misplaced Modifier
Misplaced modifiers are easy to identify by visualizing sentence structure.
Level 8-2: Participial Phrases (Grade 11+)
Dangling participles can be visualized using diagramming.
Level 9: Idioms
We use interactive questions to teach rote concepts such as idioms.
Level 10: Challenge Diagrams
Students can use their new diagramming skills to parse historical and famous quotes.
30 Sample Questions
This final chapter summarizes the course.