Language Arts 3 explores engaging literature, comprehensive grammar and essential composition skills, each part reinforcing the others. Students gain a practical understanding of English language arts so that they can read and understand increasingly complex works and write well-reasoned essays with clarity and correctness. While delving into short stories, novels and poetry, students learn the fundamental literary elements and how to evaluate what they read from a biblical worldview with more maturity and insight. They may even gain insight into themselves and those around them!
Topics include (in an integrated approach to grammar and writing): a comprehensive study of the logic of grammar through the traditional practice of parsing and diagramming sentences; imitative writing to replicate excellent sentence constructions from various literature selections; gathering and analyzing textual evidence to explicitly support a topic sentence and thesis statement; constructing effective literary essays; and editing for correct grammar, mechanics and usage.
Suggested Grade Level: 7, depending on previously acquired reading, grammar and writing skills. Students should know the eight parts of speech and be able to identify them in a sentence as well as many of the noun jobs. Their writing should be free of fragments.