Essential Grammar

Don’t growl over grammar.

Try our new approach and both you and your students will be smiling! Do your students think that grammar class is torture? Can they tell a pronoun from a preposition, an indirect object from a direct object? Do they forget grammar rules as soon as they learn them? And even if they remember, can they apply them? Stevenson’s Essential Grammar is a different method which uses mnemonic clues to improve memory and draw on the strengths of the right side of the brain. We have used our years of experience solving the toughest educational problems to simplify the teaching of grammar. You no longer need to listen to half your class groan in confusion while the others groan in boredom. Everyone will enjoy the lessons and those who usually lag behind will shine.

Beginning Grammar Students – Students in grades 4 through 7 will gain a firm grasp of fundamentals. Most students will cover the material in one school year or less. Gifted older students will be able to finish it in a semester. Learning disabled students may need more than a year, but less than two, and they will succeed with mastery.

Remedial Students – Many students in grades 7 through 12 have been taught basic grammar, but they either forgot it quickly or were unable to handle it. These students will succeed by spending approximately one year in.

Stevenson’s Essential Grammar – Severely Learning Disabled pupils may require more time with the material.


List of Materials:

  The Grammar

Stevenson’s Essential Grammar Answer Key

This book includes all the sentences in the workbook completely analyzed with diagrams and labels according to the directives in the teacher’s manual.

Item Code: SEG 111  ~  $16.95

Stevenson’s Essential Grammar Teacher’s Manual

This book includes all the teacher’s directives for teaching nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and adverbs. Subjects, main verbs (predicates), prepositional phrases, infinitives, and complements are covered. Complements include predicate nouns, adjectives and pronouns, direct objects and indirect objects. Students learn both the analysis and construction of phrases and simple sentences. Compound sentences are introduced toward the end of this book.

Item Code: SEG 101  ~  $29.95

Stevenson’s Essential Grammar Workbook

This book contains sentences for analysis that are coordinated to the teacher’s manual and will be required by each student using this grammar.

Item Code: SEG 103  ~  $8.50


Parts of Speech

  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Subject Pronouns
  • Object Pronouns
  • Possessive Adjectives
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Demonstrative Pronouns

Grammatical Structures and Functions

  • Subjects
  • Predicates
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Infinitives
  • Predicate Nouns
  • Predicate Adjectives
  • Predicate Pronouns
  • Indirect Objects
  • Direct Objects

Sentence Analysis
Students learn to recognize, mark and manipulate the parts of speech, structures and functions listed above.


  • Writing – We link grammar to composition. Students learn to generate grammatically correct sentences and even, develop simple, but complete, paragraphs.
  • Defining – Students learn to define verbs, adjectives and nouns in complete sentences. They learn to use specific definitions as lead sentences when composing paragraphs.
  • Conjugating – Students gain command of the six basic English tenses while reinforcing their mastery of pronouns.
  • Prefixes – Common prefixes such as pre, pro, de, con, com, in and re are taught while students enjoy rapid vocabulary building.
  • Fun – Students enjoy succeeding.