Loving Grammar Blog for Homeschooler (Students and Parents) Part 1

girl reading grammar book

Okay, my friends.  You have your Clamdigging book in hand (Loving Grammar)—now what?

Now the adventure begins!  This is grammar like you’ve never seen it before, believe me!  Loving Grammar will start at the beginning so that no one is lost.

First of all, I think that you will find yourself in a very comfortable spot right from the get-go, because it all takes place in a normal classroom.   This guy named Mr. Lund is a pretty cool, friendly teacher, and you will surely be able to identify with at least one of the students in the class.  Let’s see:  there’s Felix—who is pretty much afraid of everything and unsure of everything—he needs a lot of confidence.  The good thing about Felix is that he asks a lot of questions. And maybe that’s why he’s going to get all this stuff in the end; he will get it, believe me!  Also, there’s Giovanni, an Italian guy, from Chicago (so English is his second language), but amazingly he seems to know more grammar than Felix. (In case you didn’t know—that’s one of the best ways to get a handle on grammar—learn a foreign language. And then there’s Miss Know-it-all, Kristy–who is pretty smart, actually, but she is far from knowing it all.

You don’t need me to tell you that grammar isn’t exactly easy to learn.  And even the know-it-all’s like Kristy have a lot of things to learn.  But we’re all in this together—Mr. Lund, Felix, Giovanni, and Kristy.   And they’re ALL going to get it.  And they’re all going to have a great time—I guarantee that!

But even though I can’t change the fact that grammar is tricky and difficult and confusing at times, there are a couple things I can do.  The first thing I can do is—uh, well, let me sit down and let a couple of my recent homeschoolers take the mic for a second :


  • “It’s fun for one thing!”  Nathan Reyna  (11th grader)


  • “This book is easy to understand!”  Andrew  (8th grader)



  • “What is unique is how easily you can get it.  You might think to yourself, ‘Oh, I’m going to fail,’ but it’s taught in such a way that you can easily catch on.  I’m not saying it’s super-duper easy—everything about it is challenging–but the thing is—you don’t fail.”   Beth  (7th grader)

mom and son reading loving grammar

  • “It would most definitely work well for homeschoolers because while reading the book, I noticed that I was having the same problems as Felix, Giovanni, and Kristy, and the book showed us all how to fix our problems.”  (Josiah 8th grader)


  • Loving Grammar is easily self-taught and it really gives confidence to the learner.”  Liam (12 grader)


  • “I liked how Felix and Giovanni and Kristy were in a classroom and you really feel like you’re there too.  Homeschool students shouldn’t have any problem understanding this stuff.  All they have to do is read carefully and take the time to memorize.  And the memory sentences are sometimes funny, so it’s not a drag to remember them. . . .Read the book and it’s as easy as that.  If you don’t understand something, reread it.  It’s not that hard.  The book explains itself in very much depth, and it really has helped me, someone who didn’t even know that there were such things as prepositions, and now I love punctuating sentences of all sorts.”   Callia (7th grader).


Grammar fun?  Huh? 

How weird is that?  Why don’t you give it a shot and start the first lesson so you can get an idea about how this book rolls.   Come to think of it, read the preface and the editor’s note too while you’re at it to give you an idea where this whole Professional Clamdigging™ idea came from.

See you in the next blog?   I hope so, and don’t hesitate to write me at  Steve@LovingGrammar.com with questions and comments and jokes and, of course, recipes for Clam Linguine, my favorite!


Mr. Lund

 Next up—Eine kleine quiz to see if you even need Loving Grammar!  Maybe you’re one of the few . . . .




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