Progressing with Courage: English 6 Pupil Text

Progressing with Courage: English 6 is an advanced grammar course with 132 lessons divided into 11 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, including prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Continual review is built into the course.

Chapters 1-2 focus on understanding sentence types and structure. Chapters 3-6 and Chapters 8-10 focus on the 8 parts of speech. Chapter 7 teaches concepts of capitalization and punctuation. Chapter 11 has lessons on the dictionary, Bible reference books, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and word families.

Interspersed throughout the book are 32 oral and written composition lessons. The emphasis in writing is on organization and clear writing. Lessons on diagramming, taking notes, outlining, using reference materials, writing directions, developing stories, structuring paragraphs, using poetic devices, and writing reports are included.

English 6 is one option for English scheduled in Revival to Revolution and Missions to Modern Marvels. As scheduled in those guides, English 6 can either be divided over two years, or taught in a single year. Since this is an advanced course, we recommend that students complete English 6 by the end of grade 8 in preparation for high school language arts.

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 Written Composition and Oral English lessons.)

Chapter 1 – Understanding Sentences – Learning About Stories and Directions

  • 1. Sentences and Fragments
  • 2. The Predicate of a Sentence
  • 3. The Subject of a Sentence
  • 4. Writing a Story About a Problem
  • 5. More About Subjects and Predicates
  • 6. Sentences and Clauses
  • 7. The Four Sentence Types
  • 8. Writing a Set of Directions
  • 9. Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 – Working With Sentences – Understanding Paragraphs

  • 10. Diagramming Sentence Skeletons
  • 11. Compound Subjects and Predicates
  • 12. Simple and Compound Sentences
  • 13. The Structure of a Paragraph
  • 14. Avoiding Run-on Errors
  • 15. Word Order in Sentences
  • 16. Unity and Coherence in a Paragraph
  • 17. More About Coherence
  • 18. Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 – Working With Nouns – Developing Paragraphs

  • 19. Recognizing Nouns
  • 20. Proper Nouns
  • 21. Developing Paragraphs by Using Details
  • 22. Nouns With Regular Plural Forms
  • 23. Nouns With Irregular Plural Forms
  • 24. Developing Paragraphs by Using Examples and Illustrations
  • 25. More Plural Nouns
  • 26. Possessive Nouns
  • 27. Developing Paragraphs by Comparison or Contrast
  • 28. Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4 – Working With Verbs – Writing Outlines

  • 29. Verbs
  • 30. Principal Parts of Regular Verbs
  • 31. Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
  • 32. Simple Verb Tenses
  • 33. The Pattern of an Outline
  • 34. Present Perfect Tense
  • 35. Past Perfect Tense
  • 36. Future Perfect Tense
  • 37. Sentence and Topical Outlines
  • 38. Transitive Verbs and Direct Objects
  • 39. Action Verbs That Are Not Transitive
  • 40. Transitive Verbs and Indirect Objects
  • 41. Forming an Outline From a Composition
  • 42. The Linking Verb Be and Predicate Nominatives
  • 43. Linking Verbs and Predicate Adjectives
  • 44. Linking Verbs or Action Verbs?
  • 45. Giving an Oral Book Report
  • 46. Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 – Using Verbs Correctly – Writing Reports

  • 47. Using Lay and Lie
  • 48. Using Raise and Rise
  • 49. Using Set and Sit
  • 50. Taking Notes for a Report
  • 51. Using Let and Leave
  • 52. Other Troublesome Verbs
  • 53. Organizing Your Notes
  • 54. Agreement of Subjects and Verbs
  • 55. Active and Passive Voice
  • 56. Writing a Report: First Draft
  • 57. Writing a Report: Second Draft
  • 58. More About Active and Passive Voice
  • 59. Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 – Working With Pronouns – Writing Letters

  • 60. Personal Pronouns
  • 61. Pronouns in the Nominative Case
  • 62. Pronouns in the Objective Case
  • 63. Writing a Friendly Letter
  • 64. Using Pronouns Correctly
  • 65. Possessive Pronouns and Demonstrative Pronouns
  • 66. Indefinite Pronouns
  • 67. Writing a Business Letter
  • 68. Interrogative Pronouns
  • 69. Relative Pronouns and Relative Clauses
  • 70. Using Relative Pronouns Correctly
  • 71. Courtesy and Clarity on the Telephone
  • 72. Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7 – Using Correct Capitalization and Punctuation – Writing Stories

  • 73. Using Capital Letters
  • 74. Capitalizing Proper Nouns and Proper Adjectives
  • 75. The Three Parts of a Story
  • 76. End Punctuation
  • 77. Direct Quotations
  • 78. Direct and Indirect Quotations
  • 79. Dialogue in a Story
  • 80. Divided Quotations
  • 81. Commas in a Series
  • 82. Writing a Story: First Draft
  • 83. Commas That Set Off Words
  • 84. More Practice With Commas
  • 85. Writing a Story: Second Draft
  • 86. Apostrophes
  • 87. Hyphens, Colons, and Semicolons
  • 88. Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 – Working With Adjectives – Writing Descriptions

  • 89. Adjectives
  • 90. Predicate Adjectives
  • 91. Diagraming Adjectives and Using Appositive Adjectives
  • 92. Using Fresh Adjectives
  • 93. Writing Descriptions: Observing With Your Five Senses
  • 94. Forms of Comparison for Adjectives
  • 95. Prepositional Phrases as Adjectives
  • 96. Writing Descriptions: Using Comparisons
  • 97. Adjective Clauses
  • 98. Diagraming Adjective Clauses
  • 99. Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 – Working With Adverbs – Studying Poetry

  • 100. Poetry
  • 101. Adverbs
  • 102. Adverbs of Degree
  • 103. Diagraming Adverbs of Degree
  • 104. Rhythm in Poetry
  • 105. Forms of Comparison for Adverbs
  • 106. Using Good, Well, and Negative Words
  • 107. Prepositional Phrases as Adverbs
  • 108. Rhyme in Poetry
  • 109. Distinguishing Adverbs and Adjectives
  • 110. Adverb Clauses
  • 111. Diagraming Adverb Clauses
  • 112. The Special Language of Poetry
  • 113. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
  • 114. Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10 – Using Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections – Communicating Orally

  • 115. Prepositions
  • 116. Using Prepositions Correctly
  • 117. Making an Introduction
  • 118. Coordinating Conjunctions
  • 119. Subordinating Conjunctions
  • 120. Avoiding Misplaced Phrases and Clauses
  • 121. Courtesy in Conversation
  • 122. Interjections
  • 123. Review of the Parts of Speech
  • 124. Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 – Studying Words – Using Sentence Variety

  • 125. Using the Dictionary
  • 126. Spellings and Meanings in the Dictionary
  • 127. Using a Bible Concordance and a Bible Dictionary
  • 128. Sentence Variety in Paragraphs
  • 129. Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms
  • 130. Word Families
  • 131. Chapter 11 Review
  • 132. Final Review