First Language Lessons 4
First Language Lessons 4 also by Jessie Wise and Sarah Buffington will run you around $35 for the textbook and $15 for the workbook. Again, this program is scripted, requiring the student to learn grammar, memorize poems, narrate back stories, and respond to copywork and dictation exercises.
This final installment in the series takes students through more advanced diagramming exercises, asking them to diagram multiple complexities in both the subject and the predicate of a sentence. Subjects covered here include direct and indirect objects, compound subjects, compound predicates, compound sentences, semicolons, comparatives and superlatives, direct address, and prepositional phrases. At the end of the book, there are optional lessons on Contractions, Writing letters, and dictionary skills.
In all, this series of books forms an excellent platform on which students can build a thorough understanding of the English language. The series comes highly recommended for homeschoolers, after schoolers, tutors, and even classroom use.