I will have a 5th grader next year here are my thoughts. I would like some feedback on what you did and how it worked. I plan on doing JAG next year and continuing with Spelling Wisdom. And then in 6th grade starting Latin. Since JAG is tthe first 11 units of AG will I need to do more AG in grade 6 or just focus on Latin? I know they are different but I know that Latin is easier once grammar has been intoduced. Would you keep going with AG in grade 6 or wait? Or do you have different ideas all together?
What is JAG and AG?BookwormParticipant
For easy Latin learning, you need to be able to identify subject nouns, direct objects, and objects of prepositions. You need to understand very clearly the ideas of first person, second person, third person, and singular/plural. You need to have a basic understanding of verb tenses and participles. If you have that, you are ready for Latin, and the Latin will build on all that and deepen the understanding.
Rebecca, JAG is Junior Analytical Grammar and AG is just Analytical Grammar. Thanks Michelle for the inputmissceegeeParticipant
JAG and AG units 1-10 doesn’t cover 1/2/3 person, singular/plural, verb tenses and participles. It focuses on parts of speech, parsing, and diagramming. JAG Mechanics does teach some of those things, we used it and learned a great deal though it’s not perfect.
If your student is ready, you could just do AG season 1 (exact same content as JAG, but a bit longer sentences), then next year just use the review and reinforcement book. That’s one exercise every other week. Then start with season 2 of AG. When we return to season 2 next year, we will do only 6-7 parsing/diagramming exercises per unit. 10 felt like overkill.AmyParticipant
I think grammar is easier once Latin is introduced …BookwormParticipant
Well, it can be, but it’s pretty hard to convince a kid to use accusative case for a direct object if they don’t have a clue what a direct object is . . .happystayathomeschoolmomParticipant
I’ve been reading the same thing; it’s better to learn grammar first in order to learn Latin easily. How did Charlotte Mason teach Latin so early? Did she just teach vocabulary first? We’re going through JAG right now but I was thinking that I might want to do just a light vocabulary introduction until we get through the grammar. What would anyone recommend for this purpose? I know Catherine Levinson recommends “From The Roots Up.”
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