Glorious Grammar and Synchronous Syntax

June 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – July 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
$25/session (pre-registered) or $30/session (drop in)
John Stantonastaso

Glorious Grammar and Synchronous Syntax

 “Once you know those prepositions, you can see ‘em coming.”  7th Grader, Travis

Topics for Discussion and Practice

  • Parts of Speech
  • Functions of Parts of Speech
  • Words—Phrases—Clauses—Sentences
  • Sentences: Simple—Compound—Complex—Compound-Complex
  • Function Words and (Content) Words
  • Action Verbs—Linking Verbs—Auxiliary (Helping) Verbs
  • Direct Objects—Indirect Objects—Objects of Prepositions
  • Gerunds—Participles—Infinitives

WHEN:   June 25 – July 19, 2018: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (12 sessions), 2-4 PM.  Attendance at all sessions is not required.

LOCATION:  San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street (at 14th Street), San Francisco, CA 94103

REGISTRATION:  To register, or for more information, email

COST:  Pre-registered: $25/session    Drop-In:  $30/session

About the class instructor, Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D.

Dr. Nancy Cushen White is a Clinical Professor at the University of San Francisco, Department of Pediatrics, a teacher, and a learning disabilities specialist.  She has a private practice, assessing and remediating language based learning problems and consulting with both public and independent schools. She serves on the Board of the Slingerland Institute and is a certified instructor of Slingerland teacher training courses. A former member of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), she represents IDA on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities and is the current editor of IDA’s online journal, The Examiner. Additionally, Dr. White has more than thirty years experience in public schools as classroom teacher and special education teacher with San Francisco Unified School District.