Elementary Grammar I. Lesson 48. Interjections

“Hurrah! we have found him.” Is this a sentence? It is a sentence. What is the subject of this sentence? The pronoun “we” is the subject of this sentence. What is the predicate? “Have found” is the predicate of this sentence. What modifies the predicate? The pronoun “him,” an objective … Read more

Lesson 41. The Preposition

Let us study the sentence below. Read it carefully, then read through the discussion that follows. “A man of wealth rode by our house.” What does the group of words “of wealth” modify? It modifies the noun, “man“. What element is this group of words? It is an adjective element. … Read more

Petty School Reading, Lesson 01. Introduction

Lesson In this lesson, we begin our study in Petty School Reading. In our first lesson, we will study what words are and how they are made. 1. What is an Idea? An Idea is an image in our mind of anything we have seen, smelled, tasted, touched, or heard. … Read more

Elementary Grammar, Lesson 21. Articles

In this lesson, we will learn about one important class of definitive adjectives called “articles“. When we say, “A horse was stolen,” the word “a” denotes that one horse is meant, but it does not point out any particular horse. When we say, “The horse was stolen,” the word “the” … Read more

Elementary Grammar, Lesson 20. Adjectives

When quality-words are joined to nouns by copulas, they are said to be “predicated” of those nouns. They may be written or printed in connection with nouns, without being joined to them by copulas; thus: white chalk sour apples a square table good boys When thus used, they describe or … Read more

The Comparison of Adjectives in English

In this lesson in Classical Grammar, we study the comparison of adjectives in English. In lesson 02, we studied the parts of speech and learned the following: “Such words as can stand immediately before a substantive, to denote some property that we perceive in objects, is called a noun adjective, … Read more

English Reading, Lesson 01. John 1:1-2

Welcome to the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s English Reading course. This course allows a parent to easily lead a child to read English correctly. To use these lessons, simply follow the instructions provided in each part. I. Elementary Sounds Memorize the names and sounds of the following symbols, while also … Read more

Classical Grammar, Lesson 01. The English Letters

Welcome to the Classical Grammar course in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. In this lesson, we will begin the study of the English letters. To study this lesson well, follow the instructions given in the article, “How to Study for Mastery“. Lesson As we study languages in the Classical Liberal … Read more

Why English Spelling is So Difficult

William C. MichaelMr. William C. Michael is the founding headmaster of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy.  Mr. Michael is a Lay Dominican in the Catholic Church and is a homeschooling father to ten children, all of whom have studied in the Academy.  He graduated from Rutgers University with an honors … Read more