Thursday, June 20, 2013


I don't know what made me remember my 8th grade English teacher today.  First I remembered her quote... and then I started trying to remember the main thing she pounded into my head that year.  Diagramming sentences... well a google search and low and behold some people still know how to do that.  I'm not so sure public schools that think reading a menu is a 'rigorous' standard for High School reading and use 'spell check' instead of teaching kids to spell... will bother teaching kids to diagram sentences ever again.


  1. OMG, I had forgotten my favorite thing about English. I loved diagramming sententences. Thanks for the reminder and no, I don't think any of my grandkids have learned sentence structure. Maybe the computer will do that for them too.

  2. Yes Susan it was something I enjoyed too... probably why I also enjoy flow charts and color charts... sort of a zen type thing to do.

  3. I was abysmal at diagramming sentences! And I don't know why. It is a logical process but I could never keep the rules straight.

    Nice illustration1