Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"
Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"

Shurley English Helps

V:  Verb - Action Word


SN:  Subject Noun - Person, Place, Thing, Idea


ADV:  Adverb - Modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb


ADJ:  Adjective - Modifies a noun or pronoun


A:  Article - There are only three:  a, an, the


SP:  Subject Pronoun - Pronoun that takes the place of a noun (he, it)


PP:  Possessive Pronoun - Pronoun that shows ownership (ie: my, his, our)


P:  Preposition - A word that shows the relationship of its object to other words in the sentence (ie: in, on, beside, around, of, upon) Hint:  Most prepositions name a "position" such as "on" the table or "in" the garden.


OP:  Object of the Preposition - the noun after the preposition


(  ):  Parenthesis mark the Prepositional Phrase:  a group of words that starts with a preposition, ends with a noun or pronoun object, and includes any modifiers of that object, including articles


/:  Divides the complete subject from the complete predicate


D:  Declarative Sentence:  a sentence that makes a statement and ends with a period.






Daily Language:  This week the children will complete a two week study of:

  • combining two simple sentences
  • captialization of proper nouns
  • apostrophes to show possession
  • periods in abbreviations
  • periods in a title (Mrs.)



Shurley English:  Every day the children continue to classify sentences labeling verbs, subject nouns, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, objects of the preposition, possessive pronouns, and separating subject from predicate.  At this time we continue with only declarative sentences.  See the list above to know all these parts of speech yourself.



Mission Statement

A family growing together, learning God's Word, serving our neighbor to witness Christ's love

2020/2021 School Theme


We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

Hebrews 6:19





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