Well-Ordered Language Level 4A: The Curious Student’s Guide to Grammar
A one-semester course for grades 6 and up
Well-Ordered Language Level 4 is the fourth part in a four-level series that demonstrates that grammar is an engaging study that appeals to students’ natural curiosity about words and language. The previous level, Well-Ordered Language Level 3, aided students in mastering predicate verbs, nominatives, and adjectives; prepositional phrases; personal pronouns; sensory linking verbs; indirect objects; interrogative pronouns; relative (adjectival) clauses; adverbial elements and clauses; reflexive pronouns; verbals; and types of sentences (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex). Any student who has mastered these concepts should be prepared for Well-Ordered Language Level 4.
In Book 4A, students will review and strengthen skills already learned in previous levels 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. In Well-Ordered Language Level 4A (WOL 4A) students will learn about:
- Sentence diagramming (visualizing grammatical relationships within sentences)
Principal elements, adverbs & adjectives
Predicate verbs, predicate nominatives & predicate adjectives
Interrogative pronouns & interrogative adverbs
Relative clauses with relative pronouns & relative adverbs
Note: Level 4 is the final level in the WOL series. Book 4B will be released in Fall 2019.
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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 6 and up
Use: Consumable product
Course Length: Semester