Beginner Sentence Diagramming: Let's Learn the Parts of Speech!
In this course, students will learn about sentence structure, punctuation, and the parts of speech through sentence diagramming, which assigns a function to all words in a sentence. #ACADEMIC
year old learners
learners per class
$10 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 8 weeks
30 minutes per class
US Grade 4 - 7
I must admit, I don't think I truly remembered what the parts of speech were or how to identify them until I took a Linguistics class as a freshman in college where I learned how to diagram sentences. When I learned diagramming, something finally clicked, and I understood many patterns and rules of the English language that I had never fully comprehended before. Fortunately, you don't have to be a college freshman before you learn sentence diagramming. Diagramming starts out very basic with...
Students will learn how to set up a sentence diagram and how to assign each word in a sentence a part of speech. We will cover the following: - nouns / subjects - verbs - helping verbs - adjectives - adverbs - articles / determiners - prepositions - prepositional, adverbial, and adjectival phrases - coordinating conjunctions - fixing run-on sentences - compound sentences - linking verbs - predicate adjectives and nominatives - direct objects - indirect objects
I am a licensed 5-12 English Teacher. I spent 4 years in a public school, and I taught sentence diagramming to many students.
Students will not have much homework. I may assign a sentence or two for students to diagram between classes, but it should not take them more than 15-20 minutes to complete.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will be assessed through the sample sentences that we work through together. I will also assess with short quizzes periodically.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Shannon Johnsen, and I am a licensed English teacher for students in grades 5-12. I am passionate about teaching reading and writing skills. I even think grammar is FUN! I love to discuss literature, so I look forward to hearing...