Analytical Grammar was started by Robin Finley, who taught 8th grade Language Arts for 34 years! She, and more recently her daughter Erin Karl, specialized in middle school. It's a vitally important time where concrete skills and knowledge, coupled with analytical, logical thinking are taught and fostered in order to prepare students for high school level work: reading books and writing about them! Now in its 20th year on the market, AG and all its related products are written with these assumptions in mind:
1. We assume the student has had little formal grammar instruction.