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Developing coherent writers
We teach grammar using the Shurley English Method in grades 1-6. Shurley teaches vocabulary, mechanics, usage, editing, and sentence work skills. Students recite grammar jingles and analyze sentences using question and answer flow. They become competent writers by first understanding sentence structure, then by writing paragraphs. They eventually write thoughtful essays, reports, and letters.