English Grammar Skills is designed to equip students with a strong understanding of the eight parts of speech, grammar, and writing skills. The five chapters of soft-cover text are supplemented with five corresponding activity books that guide students chronologically through 75 lessons. Fifteen quizzes and five chapter tests provide comprehensive assessment of content mastery. Even though English Grammar Skills is designed for grade eight, the combination of texts, activity books, and assessment are worth one high school transcript credit and applicable in regular classrooms or guided, individualized learning programs. It is an excellent course for helping students overcome learning gaps in basic components of the English language. This course is an excellent “brush up” or “recovery” course for under-performing high school students or adults who are weak in English grammar skills.
Students are introduced to character-building life principles and vignettes of persons who role model positive life styles. Each lesson and the corresponding activity questions are based on a vignette in a clever approach that ties English grammar skills to real-life situations. Every grammar rule or part of speech is illustrated twice with sentences drawn from the vignette. This technique connects students to the study of English in a practical and engaging manner. Students experience the highly effective individualized learning approach that enhances content mastery.
Each lesson is introduced with a theme art illustration that draws the student emotionally into the text. Major features of all Paradigm English courses are vignette, graphics, vocabulary, and life principles, carefully designed to engage students to aspire towards academic mastery, noble character, and positive life purpose.