Following the Plan: English 5 Pupil Text

Following the Plan: English 5 is an advanced grammar course with 119 lessons divided into 10 chapters. This comprehensive, God-honoring text is easy-to-use and teaches key concepts of grammar, mechanics, and writing. The lessons include both oral and written work, and all of the basic parts of speech are covered.  Continual review is built into the course. Parents should make sure to do at least half of each lesson with the students orally, so the amount of writing does not become too much for the students.

Chapters 1-2 focus on understanding sentence types and structure. Chapters 3-7 and Chapter 9 focus on the eight parts of speech. Chapter 8 teaches punctuation rules. Chapter 10 has lessons on capitalization, the dictionary, synonyms, antonyms, Bible reference books, hyphens, and colons.

Interspersed throughout the book are 28 composition lessons. The writing emphasis is on organization and clear writing. Lessons on diagramming, writing different types of paragraphs, taking notes, outlining, report writing, relaying personal experiences, writing book reports, giving directions, letter writing, and exploring poetic devices are included.

English 5 is one option for English scheduled in Creation to Christ and Resurrection to Reformation. It is divided over two years in those guides. English 5 is also scheduled as a one-year option in Revival to Revolution.

Note: The Teacher’s Manual is necessary at this level as an answer key and for additional help with the lessons.

Table of Contents

(Bold indicates composition and oral English lessons.)

Chapter 1 – Working With Sentences

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Complete Sentences
  • 3. The Predicate of a Sentence
  • 4. The Subject of a Sentence
  • 5. Writing About a Personal Experience
  • 6. Statements and Questions
  • 7. Commands and Exclamations
  • 8. Diagraming Sentence Skeletons
  • 9. Using Exact Words
  • 10. Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 – More About Sentences

  • 11. The Paragraph
  • 12. Compound Subjects and Predicates
  • 13. More Compound Subjects and Predicates
  • 14. Compound Sentences
  • 15. Writing Paragraphs With Unity and Order
  • 16. Simple Sentences and Compound Sentences
  • 17. Avoiding Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
  • 18. Combining Choppy Sentences
  • 19. Sentence Variety in Paragraphs
  • 20. Sentences That Begin With There Is or There Are
  • 21. Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 – Nouns

  • 22. Nouns
  • 23. Common and Proper Nouns
  • 24. Singular and Plural Nouns
  • 25. Developing Paragraphs by Giving Examples
  • 26. More Plural Nouns
  • 27. Possessive Nouns
  • 28. Appositives and Nouns of Direct Address
  • 29. Developing Paragraphs by Using Steps
  • 30. Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4 – Verbs

  • 31. Verbs
  • 32. The Verb Be
  • 33. Helping Verbs and Verb Phrases
  • 34. Learning to Outline
  • 35. Agreement of Subjects and Verbs
  • 36. Using Forms of Be and Do
  • 37. Verb Tense
  • 38. More About Outlining
  • 39. The Principal Parts of Verbs
  • 40. Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
  • 41. Using Verb Forms Correctly
  • 42. Giving Directions Orally
  • 43. Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 – More About Verbs

  • 44. Sentences With Direct Objects
  • 45. Sentences With Compound Direct Objects
  • 46. Principal Parts of Common Irregular Verbs
  • 47. Observing, Listening, and Taking Notes
  • 48. Using Raise and Rise
  • 49. Using Set and Sit
  • 50. Using Lay and Lie
  • 51. Using Let and Leave
  • 52. Making an Outline for a Report
  • 53. Linking Verbs
  • 54. Linking Verbs With Predicate Nouns
  • 55. Linking Verbs With Predicate Adjectives
  • 56. Writing a Report
  • 57. More Troublesome Verbs
  • 58. Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 – Pronouns

  • 59. Pronouns Stand for Nouns
  • 60. Nominative Case Pronouns
  • 61. Objective Case Pronouns
  • 62. The Form of a Friendly Letter
  • 63. Possessive Case Pronouns
  • 64. Nominative, Objective, and Possessive Pronouns
  • 65. Demonstrative Pronouns
  • 66. Writing an Interesting Friendly Letter
  • 67. Indefinite Pronouns
  • 68. Interrogative Pronouns
  • 69. Addressing an Envelope
  • 70. Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7 – Adjectives and Adverbs

  • 71. What Are Adjectives?
  • 72. Limiting Adjectives
  • 73. Predicate Adjectives
  • 74. Poetry
  • 75. Appositive Adjectives
  • 76. Adjectives That Compare
  • 77. What Are Adverbs?
  • 78. Rhyme and Rhythm in Poetry
  • 79. Modifiers of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • 80. More Practice With Adjectives and Adverbs
  • 81. Adverbs That Compare
  • 82. More About Rhythm in Poetry
  • 83. Descriptive Language in Poetry
  • 84. Using Good, Well, and Negative Words
  • 85. Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 – Punctuation

  • 86. Punctuating Sentences and Abbreviations
  • 87. Using Commas Correctly
  • 88. More About Commas
  • 89. Telling a Story About a Personal Experience
  • 90. Using Apostrophes Correctly
  • 91. Direct and Indirect Quotations
  • 92. More About Direct Quotations
  • 93. Writing a Book Report
  • 94. Divided Quotations
  • 95. Writing Conversation
  • 96. Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 – Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections

  • 97. Writing a Story
  • 98. Prepositions
  • 99. Prepositional Phrases Used as Adjectives
  • 100. Prepositional Phrases Used as Adverbs
  • 101. Using Conversation to Make Stories Interesting
  • 102. Prepositions and Adverbs
  • 103. Using Prepositions Correctly
  • 104. Conjunctions
  • 105. Writing a Good Title
  • 106. Interjections
  • 107. Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10 – Capitalization, Reference Books, and More Punctuation

  • 108. Capitalization
  • 109. Capitalizing Names and Titles
  • 110. Using Our Senses in Writing Descriptions
  • 111. Using the Dictionary
  • 112. Pronunciation and Meaning
  • 113. Synonyms and Antonyms
  • 114. Making Introductions
  • 115. Homonyms
  • 116. Using a Concordance and a Bible Dictionary
  • 117. Using Hyphens and Colons
  • 118. Using the Telephone
  • 119. Chapter 10 Review