Well-Ordered Language Level 3B: The Curious Student’s Guide to Grammar
A one-semester course for grades 5 or 6 and up
The previous level, Well-Ordered Language Level 2, aided students in mastering the eight parts of speech, along with prepositional phrases; compound elements; subject, object, possessive, interrogative, and relative pronouns; compound sentences; and relative clauses. Any student who has mastered these concepts should be prepared for Well-Ordered Language Level 3. In Book 3B, students will review and strengthen skills already learned in previous levels and in Book 3A while also being introduced to several new concepts. Students will also continue to develop their understanding of diagramming sentences, visualizing the grammatical relationships within increasingly complex sentences. Well-Ordered Language Level 3B (WOL 3B) will introduce students to:
- Sentence diagramming
- Adverbial elements: adverbs, interrogative adverbs, adverbial prepositional phrases, and adverbial noun phrases
- Adverbial clauses
- Reflexive pronouns
- Verbals: participles, gerunds, and infinitives
- Types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex
Note: There will be a total of four levels, each containing a Book A and Book B, and we will be releasing one level (two books) each year.
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Watch Dr. Christopher Perrin analyze and then diagram a sentence from Well-Ordered Language Level 3B!
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To learn more about why we chose the title Well-Ordered Language, read co-author Daniel Coupland’s blog post here.
Adapting Well-Ordered Language for Homeschool (blog post)
Author and educator Tammy Peters earned her BA in elementary education and a minor in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1982, and her MA in reading from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee in 1987. During her teaching career, she taught at elementary, undergraduate, and graduate levels and also worked as a district reading specialist. She recently retired from her position as a third-grade teacher at Mars Hill Academy, a classical Christian school in Cincinnati, where she had taught, written grammar curriculum, and mentored the elementary staff since 2000.
Daniel B. Coupland, PhD
Dr. Daniel B. Coupland is a professor and chairman of the Education Department and dean of the faculty at Hillsdale College. He earned a BA in Spanish from Liberty University, an MA in linguistics from Oakland University, and a PhD in education from Michigan State University. He began his career in education as a high school teacher. At Hillsdale College, he teaches courses on English grammar and classic children’s literature. In 2013, Dr. Coupland was named Hillsdale College’s “Professor of the Year.” In 2016, he was a resident scholar at the C.S. Lewis Study Centre (The Kilns) in Oxford, UK. In 2017, Dr. Coupland received the Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence. His research focuses on classic children’s literature and English grammar instruction. Dr. Coupland served for six years on the board of directors for the Society for Classical Learning and is the former editor of the Society’s Journal. He also served as the associate editor for Arts and Liberty: A Journal on Liberal Arts and Liberal Education.
Grade Level: Grades 5-6
Use: Consumable product
Course Length: Semester