The Diagramming Dictionary is a useful reference for grammar instructors and students, and can be used with any grammar curriculum. It uses examples taken directly from our intermediate-level Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind (GftWTM) curriculum, and pairs especially well with GftWTM and our elementary-level First Language Lessons, Level 4.
We have designed our elementary- and intermediate-level grammar curricula and The Diagramming Dictionary to provide all the diagramming instruction your student needs to master diagramming, even if the sentences are complex (or compound).
- FLL’s diagramming instruction begins at FLL, Level 3 and continues through Level 4.
- GftWTM’s diagramming instruction begins at Lesson 17 in each of the student workbooks, and is included in nearly every lesson thereafter. (Our diagram illustrator reports that there are more than 450 diagrams in the answer key.)
If your student is “stuck” on a particular part of a sentence, you might consider these options:
- Use The Diagramming Dictionary in concert with a review of the instruction in First Language Lessons, Level 4 (FLL-4) or in GftWTM, and then diagram sentences selected from your student’s current reading.
- Ask your question on the Well-Trained Mind Community's General Forum. This is a very active and knowledgeable homeschool community. You can search to see if this question has been discussed before. If not, you can start your own thread, after you are registered as a member.