Students studying grammar in context are exposed to more complicated, more sophisticated sentence structure than the sentence structure typically found in most grammar books. By studying grammar in the context of real writing, students are more prepared to distinguish between the correct and the incorrect use of grammar in the work they produce.
This grammar guide was originally created to assist parents using the Write from History series. In that curriculum, students learn to write via copywork, narration, and studied dictation.
Along with copying the models, students using the Write from History series are asked to identify the parts of speech in the copywork models, and they are asked to reproduce the punctuation in the dictation models. To help students complete those assignments, this guide was created. Although the grammar guide and the Write from History were designed to work together, the grammar guide can be used with any writing passage.
By following the grammar guide, students can analyze the grammar in their own writing, and they can analyze the grammar in the writing of others.