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When I was in middle school and high school, I missed learning the joy of diagramming. What I've found as an adult is that diagramming is such a fun way to visually understand the inner-workings of the English language. As I sat through the Essentials program of Classical Conversations, I fell in love with diagramming.
Not everyone has the opportunity to sit through those 4th-6th grade classes like I did. I frequently have Challenge students that have never seen a day of Foundations or Essentials materials. While there are some good book resources out there for getting up-to-speed on English grammar, I was so excited to find Learn with Diagrams, an online, interactive course to boost your teen's grammar knowledge through games and videos.
Getting Addicted to Grammar
As my family has started playing around with the Learn with Diagrams course, we all find ourselves losing track of time as we journey through the levels of diagramming. It is so much fun.
Each level starts off with the basics of the concept the level will cover, followed by an instructional video.
Once the student has watched the video, they can move on to the game portion of the course. Using drag and drop technology, students place the words in the correct place on the diagram. If you miss something, an instructor will pop up to explain why that element is incorrect.
My husband saw us playing around with the diagrams, and he had to get in on the action. He's a grammar buff that shares my love of diagramming. Once he started in on the game, he was addicted. He wants his own account!
Who Would Benefit from Learn With Diagrams?
I think any student would benefit from strengthening their understanding of how the English language works. Specifically in my circle of homeschooling friends, I think this would most benefit:
- Classical Conversations Challenge students who never learned diagramming in Essentials.
- Classical Conversations Essentials students who are in their third tour and are looking for more challenging sentences to diagram.
- Parents who would like to be better editors of their children's papers.
A Sneak Peak Into Learn with Diagrams
Here's a preview of how the program works from my teen daughter's perspective:
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I would recommend separate accounts for each child as the progress saves as you go. Each student would enjoy following their own pace down the swirly game board.
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Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.