Teaches the eight parts of speech, verbal phrases, clauses, usage, and mechanics. Reviews the seven sentence patterns. Introduces advanced concepts such as tense sequence, perfect verbals, and adverbial nouns. Reference chapters include library skills and study skills. Leads your student through the writing process and teaches writing strategies such as variety, emphasis, and sentence logic. Writing projects include a research paper, a literary analysis, a folktale, a narrative poem, a hymn, an analytical essay, an interview, a memoir, an analogy, and an in-class essay.