English Grammar 1

(2 customer reviews)

From: $93.00 / month for 3 months

Grades: 6th–7th

Live Class: Thurs 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET

Dates: Jan 3–Feb 18

Price: $249

Instructor: Dr. Lauren Bailes

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Course Description

Grammar is foundational to good writing, but too often it is a stumbling block for students and families. In this class, students will see how understanding sentence structure can improve their writing, and that there are sensible rules which govern everything from the placement of commas to matching verb case.

For English Grammar 1, we’ll focus on the logic of grammar, real-world examples, and lots of practice. These mini-courses consist of live, synchronous classes once a week, as well as online activities to practice and master course skills.

Is your student brand new to grammar or do you want a brief refresher? Minicourses are a great time to focus intentionally on grammar so that the student is better prepared for high school level English classes.

Course Structure

In Level 1, geared for 6th-7th graders, students will focus on the following:

  • Nouns, including common and proper nouns and capitalization, personal pronouns including pronoun agreement, and subjects, which are usually nouns or pronouns, including simple, compound, complete subjects.
  • Verbs, including basic and perfect tenses, and predicates, including: simple, compound, complete predicates, identifying fragments and simple sentences, subject/predicate agreement, and identifying a verb as being helping, action, or linking.
  • Identifying adjectives and adverbs, using them to add color and variety to sentences, positive, comparative, and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs and using form, and adverb sentence starters to improve writing.
  • Prepositional phrases, including: the object of the preposition, prepositions that aren’t actually acting as prepositions, separating prepositional phrases since the subject/predicate/complement will not be in one, and using prepositional phrases as sentence starters to improve writing.
  • Finding verb complements (direct object and indirect object, if there is one) of an action verb, and finding the subject complements (predicate adjective or predicate noun) for a linking verb.
  • Understanding the difference between a phrase and a clause, an introduction to conjunctions, identifying independent and dependent clauses, and identifying types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory).
  • Diagramming simple sentences, including: subject and predicate, compound subjects/predicates, direct objects, indirect objects, and adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases.
  • Punctuation marks, including: end punctuation, basic commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, and italics.

Who should enroll?

6th-7th graders

Technology Requirements

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card, microphone, and webcam (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities for viewing recorded lectures

Required Texts


No text required for this course.

2 reviews for English Grammar 1

  1. Jilliana (verified owner)

    This is a great class, you really learn a lot, and the teachers and students are friendly and helpful. The website is confusing at first, but any questions you have are always welcome, and it’s pretty easy to use once you figure it out, sort of. At least in my experience.
    I had a lot of fun, besides the temporary confusion, and I’m excited to try out some other classes on Aim Academy! 🙂

  2. Harrison

    This is a fantastic class! There is so much I learned it is unbelievable!

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Lauren Bailes

Lauren was homeschooled K-12. She was an AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist, which resulted in an academic scholarship to Eastern University, Templeton Honors College, where she received her BA in English Literature and Secondary Education. Lauren taught Middle School English Language Arts (ELA) in Brooklyn, New York for four years and served as an ELA instructional coach for five years in Columbus, Ohio. She has written English curriculum for grades 5-8. Lauren is an author on Readers in Residence, Volume 1 and also taught Middle School Tools and Pre AP English Language through Aim Academy for four years. She has also received her Master’s degree in Literacy Instruction from Columbia University Teachers College and her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy from The Ohio State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Delaware.


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Email: lpbailes@gmail.com

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