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Grammar. Why is it that Austin cannot seem to grasp the simplest concepts in Enlish Grammar? He's almost 11, so he's beyond that age where even the folks who say "Don't start formal grammar instruction until age 10" are saying he should get it. He memorized the definitions of parts of speech and the lists of pronouns, helping verbs, prepositions. He learned those 2-3 years ago! But apply them? Ugh.
We started off the year in Rod and Staff English 4 and it was way too hard (Or so I thought). So I purchased Easy Grammar 3/4 for him. Finding the prepositional phrases was a piece of cake because he has already memorized the list. But today, we were reviewing for his verb test and he could not find the verbs in the sentences. In one sentence, he identified "she" as a verb. @@
Riley is finishing up FLL, just like Austin did at her age, and she can find verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions! I know, not supposed to compare. But this is so frustrating! Austin seems like a smart guy! He can tell you the stats on most major league baseball players. He knows the hurricane names and what category they were when they made landfall. What is so complicated about nouns and verbs?! We haven't even gotten into adjectives and adverbs yet, heaven help us!
I'm feeling like I don't know what else to try! :( Is there anything out there that will work for him?