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Grammar Stage Scope & Sequence
Remember that the central subject of the grammar stage is grammar. Historically, this meant Latin and Greek grammar only. Children learned English grammar as a consequence of studying Latin. Besides Bible, of course, Latin or Greek and English grammar are the heart of the grammar stage curriculum--studying these will teach the tool of the grammar stage. Other subjects can be added as the homeschool mom has the time, desire, and ability, or as is required by state homeschooling laws. These other critical subjects are: Writing, Literature, History, and Math; then Science, Art, and Music. Geography can be studied separately or combined with History; Oratory need not be studied separately, but is easily integrated with the other subjects.
You will notice that many, many of the suggested materials are used again in subsequent years, i.e. Webster’s Elementary Spelling Book is listed for spelling in all six grades. We have found many excellent materials for use in the grammar stage, when, once bought, can be used for two, more, or all six years, and then reused with younger children. We have recommended these materials whenever possible. All the books needed for each grade are listed in every grade, but they only need to be purchased one time.