Constructing the House of Language: A Helpful Workbook of Essential Language Skills

Constructing the House of Language: A Helpful Workbook of Essential Language Skills

Constructing the House of Language was written for use as either a refresher course or a reference resource for high school students. It covers parts of speech, sentence diagramming (called sentence charting in this book), paragraph structure, spelling rules, commonly misspelled words, and word roots and origins. It should be used with students who have had prior instruction in these areas of language arts since it treats each topic relatively briefly. It includes examples before presenting exercises for the student, but it moves through each topic more quickly than courses teaching these topics for the first time.

The course consists of a student workbook and a teacher’s edition. The teacher’s edition differs from the student workbook in that it adds a one-page explanation for the teacher and has overprinted answers, including images of sentence diagrams.

The content is presented in five units that you can use in any order. However, the second unit depends upon a student's prior knowledge of grammar, some of which is reviewed in the first unit.

The first unit is printed in color since it uses color coding to help differentiate the parts of speech. The rest of the book is black and white. If you would rather not have students learn diagramming, the lessons in that unit are still useful for helping students learn how words function within sentences.

Students should be able to work independently, but teachers should probably assign individual units as needed for each student rather than just having them work straight through the workbook.

Note that Constructing the House of Language is recommended by the publisher for use in conjunction with their language arts series, Implications of Literature.

Pricing Information

When comparison prices appear, please keep in mind that they are subject to change. Click on links where available to verify price accuracy.

Constructing the House of Language - Teachers Edition

Constructing the House of Language - Teachers Edition
Get a FREE subscription to Cathy's E-Newsletter

My Lists

Save reviews to lists to guide curriculum choices. Register or log in to start your first list.

Instant Key

  • Need For Parent or Teacher Instruction: minimal
  • Learning Environment: all situations
  • Grade Level: grades 9-12
  • Educational Methods: traditional activity pages or exercises, highly structured, critical thinking
  • Educational Approaches: traditional
  • Religious Perspective: secular but Christian friendly

Publisher's Info

Note: Publishers, authors, and service providers never pay to be reviewed. They do provide free review copies or online access to programs for review purposes.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."