DiaGrammar: Mastering Sentence Structure

Author(s): Dorothy Hoerr

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2015

Pages: 62


Details: Electronic Delivery EBOOK | 180 days |

Diagramming sentences remains the single best way to visualize and understand English grammar. DiaGrammar brings this powerful learning tool into the 21st century with pre-drawn, color-coded diagrams.

  • Diagramming automatically gives students the vocabulary to talk about their own sentences.
  • No need for grammar lectures or discussions. Each concept is fully explained and illustrated by the diagrams.
  • Every level of DiaGrammar serves as a review of all the previous levels. Concepts learned at the start are reviewed and reinforced up to 25 times by the end.
  • Full answer keys are found online, not in the workbook, to encourage their appropriate use.
  • DiaGrammar can be used individually or in groups, in or out of the classroom. It’s a grammar activity that students will actually enjoy.
  • Companion worksheets and PowerPoint slides found online make engaging class activities.
  • Share questions or ideas with the author and other instructors by email or on the DiaGrammar Facebook page.


DiaGrammar makes learning grammar fun and easy for both students and teachers. There are many ways to use this system with your students, in or out of the classroom.

  • Pages are perforated for easy collection. Or students can check their own work using the online answer keys. DiaGrammar also makes a great group activity in class.
  • The Table of Contents doubles as a Progress Tracker. The class could hold a Sentence Pro party or celebrate Sentence Master Day when all the students reach that level.
  • The supplemental worksheets found at are an easy way to review and solidify concepts. They allow students to practice the grammar concepts in sentences that they write themselves.
  • For a fun class review, use the supplemental slides found at They contain challenging review questions and blank diagrams that the class can fill in together.


In whatever ways you choose to use DiaGrammar, have fun with it. Students will absorb the sentence structure and grammar terms just from completing the diagrams, with no need for lengthy lectures or discussion.

Welcome to DiaGrammar

About the Author

Tips for Instructors

Level 1: Verb and Subject

Level 2: Direct Objects

Level 3: Auxiliary Verbs

Level 4: Adjectives and Adverbs

Level 5: Prepositional Phrases

Level 6: Negative Modifiers

Level 7: Pronouns

Level 8: Linking Verbs

Level 9: Compound Elements I

Level 10: Indirect Objects

Level 11: Object complements

Level 12: Appositives

Level 13: Compound Elements II

Level 14: Participles

Level 15: Gerunds

Level 16: Infinitives

Level 17: Interjections

Level 18: Absolutes

Level 19: Compound Sentences

Level 20: Correlative Conjunctions

Level 21: Complex Sentences I

Level 22: Expletives

Level 23: Complex Sentences II

Level 24: Elliptical Clauses

Level 25: Compound-Complex Sentences


Answers to Select Questions

Dorothy Hoerr

Dorothy Lehman-Hoerr has been teaching developmental and entry-level writing courses since 2000. She holds a B.A. in English from Albright College and an M.A. in English and Publishing from Rosemont College. Her experience in teaching grammar began with a six-week grammar refresher course for Writer’s Digest Online Workshops in 2002. Since then, she has always sought faster, more effective means of helping students master the grammar concepts they need in order to improve their writing. Her search inspired the creation of DiaGrammar. Lehman currently teaches at Albright College and Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania. She welcomes  feedback or questions on DiaGrammar from instructors and students at or

Related ISBN's: 9781465275110, 9781465272003




ISBN 9781465275110

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days