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A Workbook, Key, and Core Instructor Text make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis—all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.

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A Workbook, Key, and Core Instructor Text make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis—all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.

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Product Description

This Purple Workbook, the matching Key to the Purple Workbook, and the Core Instructor Text make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis—all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.

This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).

Program Features

• Scripted lessons make it possible for any parent or teacher to use the program effectively.

• Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses.

• Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. All diagrams are thoroughly explained to the instructor/parent.

• Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences. 

• Regular review built into each year of work.

• The program is easily customizable to each student’s strengths and weaknesses.

Program Components

    • Core Instructor Text
      • Each year, you will go through the scripted dialogue, rules, and examples in this text. Instructor notes thoroughly explain any ambiguities and how to handle concepts that the student may find difficult. Sold separately. This text will be used for all 4 years of instruction and is a required resource.
    • Workbook
      • Designated by color (Red, Purple, Blue). Not to be done in any particular order. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples—but each color set has different exercises and assignments. This allows students to develop a wide-range knowledge of how the rules are put to use in writing. Repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student’s mind. Sold separately or as part of a Workbook and Key BundleA Workbook is a required resource for the student.
    • Key to the Workbook
      • Provides not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are).Sold separately or as part of a Workbook and Key Bundle. A matching color Key is a required resource.

Additional Resources

    • The Grammar Guidebook
      • All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference here. This will become the student’s indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond. This book is not a required resource for the program but is highly recommended!
    • Diagramming Dictionary
      • Assembles into one handy manual all of the principles that govern diagramming the English language—from basic subject/predicate layout through advanced sentence structure and analysis. In every example, the simple subject is underlined once, the simple predicate is underlined twice, and the element being described is in green. Beautifully designed diagrams walk the reader through how to illustrate each and every part of the English sentence. This book is not a required resource for the program but is highly recommended regardless of the grammar program you are using!

Format

Choose either: a downloadable PDF or a bound Paperback.
Your purchased, downloadable files are always accessible for redownload, whenever you need them, in your Well-Trained Mind account.

Need Help?

Browse the following articles for videos and in-depth instructions:

Introducing Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: How the Program Works, Introducing Blue

How to use Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind with Your Student

Or visit our Customer Help Center and find quick answers to frequently asked questions about our Writing and Grammar programs.

 

You may notice that the Workbooks and Keys for this curriculum are now named by color (“Purple Workbook”) rather than by year (“Year 1”). That’s to help you understand that you can use these workbooks in any order. It’s a four-year cycle but the books can be done in any order. The Core Instructor Text still provides the instructions for all four years.
If you have one of the older copies that says “Workbook 1” instead of “Purple Workbook,” don’t worry; the content is still the same.

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ISBN-13

978-1-945841-04-0

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  1. Question

    Is it OK if I order the Purple Grammar workbook and Answer Key only or do I really need the core instruction book?

    • You definitely will need the instructor book, since all of the lesson material is in it.

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  2. Question

    Are there only 2 years available at this time-the purple and red? Are they different levels of difficulty? Which one should I start with? What is the ideal age to begin? 6th grade? My student completed FLL 1-4.

    • At this time only the purple and red books are available. Blue is coming in just a few months, with Yellow coming in 2021. They are not different levels of difficulty, so you can do them in any order. They are repeating and reinforcing the same concepts, but with different examples and practice. Most students start these in 6th or 7th grade; either is fine, especially if the student has completed FLL 1-4. Take it slowly at first to gauge the difficulty level. Some 6th graders complete a workbook in one school year, but it’s also fairly common to only get through half or three-quarters of the book in a single 6th grade year.

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  3. Question

    Can a middle school student successfully complete this program little to no understanding of classical grammar?

    • Yes! They could start with this with no prior experience/training.

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  4. Question

    Do the workbooks progress in difficulty?

    • No, not really. Once all the workbooks are available, it will not matter what Workbook you start your instruction with, since each workbook will cover the exact same rules and examples. The exercises change in each workbook – but only in content, not in intensity. Each one can be used independently, at any time during the course of your study.

  5. Question

    Is it possible to get a sample of the workbook? What age/grade levels are they written for?

    • One person found this helpful

      Sure! You can download a PDF sample from https://welltrainedmind.com/wp-content/uploads/GftWTM_SWBK1_sample.pdf
      These books are best used in the middle grades (5-8) but can easily be used by high-schoolers as well.

  6. Question

    Is this geared for 9th grade ?

    • It could be used by a middle-schooler or high-schooler. It would certainly be appropriate for 9th grade.

  7. Question

    What is the difference between these books and First Language Lessons? I just ordered Level 3 of FLL for my daughter. We have completed Levels 1 and 2 and love the format. So, I’m wondering if I missed something with these seemingly new editions? We also use Writing with Ease.

    Lisa

    • You did the right thing! This series, “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind,” is a follow-up to the FLL series. Your daughter will be ready for this after she completes FLL 3 and FLL 4.

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    Question

    When do the workbooks come out for years 2,3&4? Thanks!

    • One person found this helpful

      We plan to release Year 2 in Summer of 2018, with 3 and 4 coming out each year thereafter.

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