Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lower Elementary Sentence Analysis: Language Linky

I will be introducing the Introductory Lesson for Sentence Analysis today to Ken and DJ. Why Lower Elementary even though they are 8 and 11? Simply put this is where they are in there grammar stage. I am not overwhelmed by this. In fact I am very accepting and I have developed even a deeper passion for the Montessori Method.  By implementing the Montessori Method into our home school I have been able to identify gaps in my children's learning early. I imagine due to their age they may move quickly through the lessons and they may even drop everything and become absorbed in the lessons which may allow another subject to be put aside, nevertheless this is where we are today.

  I decided to get some help in this area so I purchased the Sentence Analysis  6-9 work from Alison's Montessori, if you click on the link you will be able to see all that comes with the kit.

I was happy to see the pictures that they will be using that will help them that came with the purchase, there are many more included that are not shown in the picture below.
 We will use these pictures to start discussions about what is the action (predicate) taking place and who or what (subject) is performing the action.  Next I will show them how to make simple sentences with the subject and predicate using the pictures. Ken and DJ are good at writing complete sentences and paragraphs, but often when I ask what is the subject or predicate I am met with a blank stare.

This is a very concrete way to introduce the subject and predicate which leads to successful reading analysis and sentence diagramming.

 Stay tuned for more grammar lessons involving this kit from Alison's Montessori. I am so excited that soon I will be able to present with the montessori materials made for the first reading analysis with the prepared sentences.

If you have any language activities past or present please share them below. When linking please link to your exact post so it will be easier for everybody to find your language post. Also please put a link back here in the post so that your readers can also refer to this great language collection.

I am linking this post to Montessori Monday.



  1. wow I like it!!! you always finds amazing things!! and materials!! Thanks for share it!! I cant wait to see your posts about Sentences analysis!!

  2. I always love hearing about homeschoolers' experiences with different materials. Thanks for sharing this and for all you share! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  3. I LOVE that you are starting this work exactly where you and your children need too:) Thank you for sharing such a detailed post, and great pictures!!

  4. I'm linking up my last post about some of our language lessons. Next time I'll do a separate language post. :)

    1. Thank you for linking up, I know it can be difficult to make a separate post for just language work. It isn't a requirement:) I liked how you specified what the language work was in the post.


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