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Sentence Diagramming: Lesson 2

Sentence Diagramming: Lesson 2

Schedule: This is a 1-hour class.

Format: Lecture with some class participation. No grading; homework is optional.

Cost: $20 per person for a group class of 4 or more students; $70 for one-on-one tutoring.

Payment options: Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.

Materials: Pencil and paper.

For more details or to schedule a class, contact Michael by phone at 281-770-2276 or by email at michaelgold@goldams.com.

Class Description.

Sentence diagramming helps us master sentence construction, which helps us write better, read better, and think better. In tutoring many high school students (even junior and senior level — and college level!), I find that most students cannot pick out the noun and verb in a sentence, never mind say what an adjective or adverb is. They can “get” a sentence, but they lack conceptual understanding of it.

Just as builders need to know the nature of their tools — hammer, saw, screwdriver, etc. — and how they work, so also we who communicate and think need to know what our tools of communication and thought are and how they work.

Hence, in this class — through lecture, interactive discussion, and interactive work — we will identify and define compound noun, compound verb, transitive verb, direct object, and linking verb, and we will learn how to diagram sentences contains them (as well as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases).

Come prepared to listen, take notes, answer some questions, ask some questions, do some work, and start to make a life-long habit of clear communication, writing, and thinking.

Note: an absolute prerequisite for this class is Sentence Diagramming: Lesson 1.

Learning Goals.
To know what a compound noun, compound verb, and other compound sentence element is.
To know what a transitive verb is.
To know what a direct object is.
To know what a linking verb is.
To be able to diagram sentences containing transitive verbs and linking verbs.
To be able to diagram sentences containing nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, and direct objects.
To learn a bit about definitions and concepts.
To learn how definitions, examples, and questions help us think better and more efficiently.