Week 6



Most of the treasure-filled tombs of ancient Egyptian kings and queens were robbed centuries ago, but the burial site of young "King Tut" was not discovered until 1922 after decades of search by Howard Carter.

Ramses the Great's reign was the second longest in Egyptian history. In addition to his wars with the Hittites and Libyans, he is known for his extensive building programs and for the many colossal statues of him found all over Egypt.

The story of the Trojan War straddles the history and mythology of ancient Greece.

The story of Ruth is found in the book of the Bible that shares her name.  





    Card 6B: Ramses II built many important structures in Egyptian cities, but Egypt declined after his reign.

    The prepositional phrase "in Egyptian cities" is diagrammed under the verb "built" on the Brashcard because it answers the adverb question "where."  Your student may be inclined to diagram it under "structures."  If so, explain that when a prepositional phrase can be moved around within the sentence and still make sense, it is often adverbial.

    In Egyptian cities Ramses II built many important structures.




    Sentence diagramming has tremendous value for students (and teachers!) of English grammar.  Putting all of the words of a sentence on a diagram forces learners to identify the logical connections between different parts of the sentence.  Students who diagram have to know how different parts of speech work together to produce meaning; they can't just memorize a few rules and label words without truly understanding their function (read more here).



    Click here for worksheets for each of the sentences in Week 6.