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the Rules of English Grammar

Rules of English Grammar | 98thPercentile

Your child’s brilliant ability to absorb verbal communication sets the stage for his or her written communication! 

The English Language Arts teachers at 98th Percentile know the importance of proper English communication in both writing and speaking. Our quality, systematic, live classes are structured to build your child’s skills and confidence with the complexities of the English language.

Here we have some thoughtful, practical rules & tips for helping your child succeed with English grammar at home!

#1 Gently Correct Your Child’s Speech in “Teachable Moments”

It is through everyday conversation that young learners assimilate grammar and sentence structure - for better or for worse. However, by gently correcting your child’s language use, these tweaks will revise and improve his or her language understanding. Additionally, these improvements will be transferred to memory for future use. Be sure not to just correct the wording… ask your child to repeat the corrected sentence. This practice will further reinforce the specific language concept you are teaching!

#2 Play Language-Related Games Like Scrabble®, Kibbit® and CatchPhrase® in Family Activities

Creating great memories while learning the subtleties of the English language can be fun with any of these learning games! Games provide a fresh opportunity outside of the classroom to learn and play. Plus, your child may decide to continue playing them throughout his or her life, nurturing a strong, independent English-learning habit!

#3 Read and Recite English Poetry Together

The rhythmic, rhyming verses in poetry are highly attractive to children of all ages! Have fun with funny poetry and challenge each other to memorize and recite different poems. While doing so, your child’s brain will “imprint” the clever use of wordplay and sentence structure, plus strengthen his or her comprehension skills!

#4 Schedule “Part of Speech Weeks”

Choose a part of speech each week and find examples of them around your home and in your everyday activities. Covering these 8 basic parts of speech over time can be a great reinforcement for your child’s English grammar education:

  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Verb
  • Adjective
  • Article
  • Adverb
  • Conjunction
  • Preposition

As a parent, you are mindful of the critical importance of a quality English Language Arts education for your child. 98th Percentile is here to help your child succeed! We deliver quality instruction for all six facets of English Language Arts through our accelerated learning and content-mastery program. If you are interested in partnering with us for your child’s English Language Arts educational needs, Try us for for FREE with no strings attached.

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