Harvey's Elementary Grammar Workbooks

What to Buy Frequently Asked Questions

Harvey’s Grammar is Classical Writing’s top choice for a grammar program for its depth and pace, as well as the excellent sentences used for practice. While you may choose another grammar text, be aware that other grammar programs tend to move slower and cover less material than Harvey’s Grammar.

Either of Harvey’s texts, Elementary Grammar and Composition or Revised English Grammar may be used with Classical Writing’s Homer, Diogenes: Maxim, and Diogenes: Chreia.

So far we have written two workbooks to accompany Harvey’s Elementary Grammar and Composition, making it extremely easy to work through the text. Each lesson in the workbook includes all the exercises to be completed, with every line presented in workbook format.

When writing the two workbooks, we used the 1880 edition of Harvey’s Elementary Grammar and Composition. However, the 1986 Mott Media version of Harvey’s Elementary Grammar can be used with the workbooks as well. Do use our Answer Key. It is exhaustive, and often when you puzzle over a grammar answer, working backwards from the answer key is excellent training in grammatical reasoning. The Answer Key also includes diagramming solutions to every sentence. We diagrammed even more sentences than Harvey originally asked for, making the workbooks and the Answer Key an excellent diagramming curriculum also.

Part 1 of the Workbooks and Answer Keys covers the sections in Harvey’s Elementary Grammar needed to be taught along with Homer, and Part 2 covers the sections to be taught along with Diogenes: Maxim and Diogenes: Chreia.

What to Buy for Harvey's Grammar:

Essential:

You will need the Harvey’s Elementary Grammar text, which is available through our Amazon bookstore. You can also access it free online at Google Books.

For use with all of Homer:

Harvey's Elementary Grammar Student Workbook Part 1
• requires Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition
• consumable
• includes terms to add to grammar notebook
• two years of work for a typical 5th-6th grade student
Answer Key is optional, but recommended
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Harvey's Elementary Grammar Part 1 Answer Key
• non-consumable
• comprehensive answer key for the student workbook
• includes diagramming solutions for all parsed sentences
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For use with all of Diogenes:

Harvey's Elementary Grammar Student Workbook Part 2
• requires Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition
• consumable
• includes terms to add to grammar notebook
• two years of work for a typical 7th-8th grade student
Answer Key is optional, but recommended
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Harvey's Elementary Grammar Part 2 Answer Key
• non-consumable
• detailed answer key for the student workbook
• includes diagramming solutions for all parsed sentences
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the workbooks with Harvey's Revised Grammar?

No, the layout and exercises are significantly different in Harvey's Revised

Once my students complete Harvey's Elementary Grammar, do they need to do Harvey's Revised Grammar?

If your students have mastered Harvey’s Elementary Grammar, they will not need an additional course in grammar. Most of the material in Harvey’s Revised Grammar is a repetition of the material in his Elementary Grammar. Especially if your students study high school or college level Latin or Greek, additional English grammar instruction will be unnecessary.
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