(Thank you to Jen Jones, PREP Latin teacher for recommending this wonderful book. Thank you to Cindy Rollins at www.ordo-amoris.com for the idea for the Wednesday posts.)
“As a practical discipline, grammar has two, closely related goals. It preserves and perfects understanding of the great literature of the past, and it contributes to eloquent self-expression.”
Adding to this, a comment from my Aunt Linda. She is a retired elementary school teacher who kept my mom supplied with books and workbooks so that I could become an early reader. Aunt Linda gave me a copy of A Wrinkle in Time for my birthday one year. When someone loves you enough to contribute to your reading life, they are special indeed!
“One of my favorite memories from junior high(middle school today) English classes. We had graded assignments of diagramming. It was so satisfying to fit every word in a space. It’s like working s mathematical problem and having it come out correct.”