There is no long, drawn-out busywork, only straight-to-the-point grammar facts in the English Grammar & Intro to Composition Set. Every lesson features an oral recitation and practice sentences, allowing the student to memorize and apply 25 important grammar rules, 10 capitalization rules, and 9 punctuation rules over the course of a year.
Reading passages are taken from Farmer Boy, Charlotte’s Web, and The Moffats. Students are given guided questions to help them outline and then formulate a summary of the passage they have read. After giving an oral summary of their reading, their written work consists of a written summary and copying a couple of sentences from dictation. The goal of this first writing course is to help students become more proficient in listening and writing skills, a great preparation for the Memoria Press writing program, Classical Composition. Introduction to Composition is composed of 30 lessons plus 10 supplemental lessons (sentences, letter writing, and book reports), a year-long writing course that goes along perfectly with our Third Grade Literature Guides, but can be used independently as well.