Language Usage (Primary/Secondary)
Language Usage 1
Language Usage 1 introduces nouns, verbs, conjunctions, and adjectives, introduction to capitalization and punctuation, sentence types, contractions, and abbreviations.
Language Usage 2
Language Usage 2 covers singular and plural nouns and verbs, subject/verb agreement, regular and irregular verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, grammar improvements, identifying double negatives, capitalization, and punctuation.
Language Usage 3
The Language Usage 3 course reviews common and proper nouns, verb tenses, transitive and intransitive verbs, contractions, conjunctions, cases, pronouns, sentence structure, word order in sentences, simple and compound sentences, subjects and predicates, adjectives, adverbs, and tricky words.
Language Usage 4
Language Usage 4 reviews noun forms, possessive nouns and pronouns, present, past, and past participle verbs, predicate adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, prepositional phrases, introduction to sentence diagramming, parts of speech review, using direct quotations, importance of parallelism, and correct placement of modifiers.
Language Usage 5
In Language Usage 5 the course continues with a review of nouns, review of verbs including troublesome and irregular verbs, subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns, apostrophes, punctuation of bibliographies, titles, letters, dialogue, comparative and superlative modifiers, direct objects, identifying shifts in tense, diagramming simple and compound sentences, review of parts of speech, problem words, parallelism, and review of capitalization.
Language Usage 6
Language Usage 6 covers concrete, abstract, and compound nouns, subject and object pronouns, compound direct objects, verb phrases, principal verb parts, positive and negative comparisons, sentence mechanics, diagramming, and fragments.
Language Usage 7
Language Usage 7 introduces students to the writing process, review of all parts of speech, active and passive voice, progressive tense verbs, interrogative, demonstrative, relative, and indefinite pronouns, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, phrases and clauses, coordinating conjunctions, verbals, and review of punctuation.
Language Usage 8
Language Usage 8 reviews all noun types, pronouns, verbs, degrees of comparison for adjectives and adverbs, participial phrases, restrictive and non-restrictive clauses, diagramming, punctuation, colons, semicolons, quotations, letter writing, shifts in tense, point of view, and problem words.