14.5.13Posted by Jeanne
But a child cannot dream parts of speech, and any grown-up twaddle attempting to personify such abstractions offends a small person who with all his love of play and nonsense has a serious mind.
Charlotte Mason A Philosophy of Education p210
Hey everyone, I know Miss Mason didn't like M. L. Nesbitt's Grammar-Land, but we've been really enjoying it this term.
The little story is a bit contrived - after all, it is about a courtroom of personified abstractions, but it does help illustrate the various parts of speech, and the application exercises at the end of each chapter are excellent.
We rarely use worksheets, since most of them are painful busywork, but these worksheets put together by a homeschool mum have proved to be most enjoyable. I simply printed them out and bound them with a cover into a book. Jemimah does an exercise each week, and they take about five minutes.
Some of you might find them useful.
You can find Grammar-Land free online.