I have had to teach homeschool grammar 4 times so far, and am now working on my fifth child. Getting grammar concepts across to an early elementary school child is never easy… But I just realized who my best friend needs to be right now!
You guessed it… school house rock. We went over subjects and verbs with my second grader today, and it just was not clicking. I tried all my teaching repertoire tools… To no avail… finally, I remembered how much I loved schoolhouse Rock when I was a kid, and how much those silly little songs helped me remember my parts of speech. We tried it, and I was amazed at how the light bulb went on.
I like to introduce grammar with some light Latin concepts while they are still young. For my other children it seemed to enable them to have a good foundation when the more complex concepts are being introduced. So far, with the help of Schoolhouse Rock videos we are well on our way to understanding the 4 basic parts of speech. Hooray!
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