We use Warriner’s English Grammar & Composition, 3rd Course (© 1977, 1982, 1986) which reviews basic grammar as well as vocabulary and spelling. The text also covers the various skills used in writing good essays, summaries, and papers. The Grammar & Comp Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with spelling and vocabulary tests, and a variety of teaching resources including Ninth Grade Subject Rubrics, Learning Objectives, and grading charts. The syllabus is correlated with the Faith & Morality Syllabus for the papers. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.

Current Edition: © 2011.

Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.

Book List

English
  • Essential 1
    • Syllabus provides assignments for (c) 1977, (c) 1982 and (c) 1986. Students can use any one of these editions.
    • Warriner's English Grammar and Composition, Third Course
      Warriner, John E.
      Holt McDougal
      ISBN: 153118822
  • Alternate text that can replace an essential or required supplemental text 2

Sample

Week 1

Day Assignment
1

Spelling – Ch. 28: pp. 643-647, Ex. 1, 2, & 3. (pp. 619-624) [pp. 928-931]

Grammar – Ch. 1: The Noun, Common and Proper Nouns, Compound Nouns: pp. 3-6, Ex. 1, 2, & 3 (pp. 3-6) [add the Diagnostic Test, and do pp. 3-7, Ex. 1-4]

Note: page numbers listed are for the 1982 edition; page numbers in parenthesis () are for the 1977 edition; page numbers in hard brackets [] are for the 1986 edition.

2

Spelling – Ch. 28: pp. 648-651, Ex. 4, 5, 6, & 7. (pp. 624-626) [pp. 932-935]

Grammar – Ch. 1: Pronoun, Personal Pronouns, Other Commonly Used Pronouns: pp. 6-10, Ex. 4 & 5. (pp. 6-10) [pp. 7-12, Ex. 5 & 6]

3

Spelling – Ch. 28: pp. 651-653, Ex. 8, 9, & 10. (pp. 626-628) [pp. 935-937]

Grammar – Ch. 1: The Adjective, Pronoun or Adjective?, Nouns Used as Adjectives, Articles, Adjectives in Sentences: pp. 10-15, Ex. 6, 7, 8 and Review Exercise A. (pp. 10-15) [pp.12-17, Ex. 7, 8, & A]

4

Spelling – Ch. 28: pp. 653-655, Ex. 11, 12, & Review Ex. A. (pp. 628-631) [pp.937-938]

Grammar – Ch. 1: The Verb, Action Verbs, Linking Verbs: pp. 15-20, Ex. 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13. (pp. 15-20) [pp.18-22, Ex.10, 11, 12, 13 & 14]