Grammar is defined as “the study of the classes of words, their inflections and their functions and relations in the sentence.” Time4Learning takes the instruction of elementary grammar seriously; in fact, it makes up a large part of Time4Learning’s language arts program.
It is important for children to develop strong grammar skills in order to effectively communicate with others, express their feelings, write compelling papers, take standardized tests and prepare for a career. Having an understanding of proper grammar rules also demonstrates that a child is educated. He will be able to produce an essay worthy of acceptance to a college or submit a properly formatted job resume free of spelling and punctuation errors.
Online Grammar Lessons
Elementary grammar skills begin to develop as soon as a baby is old enough to understand a word or a command. Instruct a baby to wave goodbye and he will. Eventually, the baby will learn to say the word goodbye. Toddlers then begin to repeat words and phrases. By the time your young child starts preschool, his grammar skills will be much stronger and he should be able to form complete sentences. He will also be able to follow more than one command at a time, such as “Hang your coat up and place your backpack in the cubby hole.”
Without proper grammar lessons, children may not understand the message a piece of literature is trying to convey. Answering questions about a reading assignment will be more difficult because sentence structure hasn’t been mastered. Children may even write an essay that is not clear to their audience. If a child is struggling with grammar, it is inevitable that it will spill over into all aspects of their language arts curriculum.
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Second graders learn to recognize the different letter combinations that create the “a” sound from the Phonics Puppets.
Online Grammar Activities Integrated Into Language Arts Curriculum
Time4Learning incorporates online grammar activities throughout its entire language arts curriculum. Parents will be pleased to discover that Time4Learning organizes their lessons to build grammar development. For example, children will learn about the basic parts of speech such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Next, students will focus on the other parts of speech such as interjections, conjunctions and prepositions. Younger children will first discover root words before they are introduced to prefixes and suffixes. Then they will learn how these additions change the meaning of the root words. students can also print out the Time4learning grammar worksheets for most grade levels.
The computer is an excellent way to provide grammar help your child because it provides visual input that is often more effective than just working out of a textbook. In addition, Time4Learning provides online grammar exercises throughout its language arts and language arts extensions lessons that feel more like the child is playing a video game than doing actual schoolwork.
Online Grammar Tutorials for Homeschool, Afterschool or Summer Use
Time4Learning can be used for homeschool, afterschool or summer learning and is a great way to start young learners off on the right foot. Time4Learning presents grammar practice in a style that is both engaging and effective. Kids love the funny sound effects and quirky cartoon characters delivering the material. Animated, interactive lessons feel more like video games than learning exercises. Plus, the student-paced nature of the program teaches them how to work independently, giving them a sense of ownership over their progress, which is a great motivator.
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The Time4Learning Program Structure
Time4Learning has been refined through years of feedback from educators, parents, and students. Subjects are organized into chapters composed of interactive lessons, printable worksheets, quizzes and tests. Students are guided through the activities at their own pace by an automated system.
When students log in, they choose a subject, select a chapter, pick a lesson and complete the activities. A bright green arrow tells them where they left off, and completed work is clearly labeled with a check-mark or a gold star. Visual and auditory prompts guide students through the lessons, making it easy for even young learners to follow, and an online playground (controlled by parents) rewards and motivates them to finish their lessons.
Parents get access to printable lesson plans, teaching tools, detailed reporting and parental support through our online Parent Forum.
Does your child have different achievement levels for math and language arts? No problem! Time4Learning lets you set each individual subject at the appropriate graded level, making this program great for special needs and gifted students.