Basic Grammar
Lessons 1-5
Fall 2020

Jonathan Solorio

Email address (TBD)

Course Description

The entirety of my courses is to be arranged in Units. The 1st unit will cover the rules regarding “Basic Grammar,” and it will be sub-divided into 5 parts: Vowels/Consonants, Common/Uncommon Consonant and Vowel Combination Sounds, Basic Parts of Speech (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb), Independent/Dependent clauses, and Basic Verb Tenses. The style for the first unit is to be a more static video format followed by a short quiz. There are no recommended course prerequisites.

Course Goals

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • List and define the difference between a vowel and a consonant
  • List and define the four, basic parts of speech
  • Differentiate the characteristics of Dependent and Independent clauses and how they interact
  • Understand the ways in which vowels and consonants interact and the adjustments that occur from their doing so

Required Texts, Materials, or Equipment

  • None

Daily Work/Homework

  • None


The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this information throughout the semester.

About Instructor

Jonathan Solorio

I was born in Hollister, CA, and I grew up in Sacramento. A life-long California native, I spent 13 years, from the ages of 16 to 29, writing and performing spoken word poetry throughout California. I performed frequently at venues in Sacramento like Luna's Cafe & Juice Bar, Queen of Sheba, and The Sacramento Poetry Center. Also, there were a few in Eureka, CA including: Ramone's Bakery & Cafe and The Ink People Center for the Arts. Moreover, I performed at venues in the San Francisco Bay area including but not limited to: Awaken Cafe & Roasting, The Starry Plough Pub, and The Sacred Grounds Cafe in downtown San Francisco. I have experimented with various styles including: sonnet, haiku, limerick, acrostic, and cleave poem. At those venues, I performed several different, original poems over the years. Some of my most prized were my homages; one is to Rudyard Kipling's poem "If..." simply entitled "When…," and the other is to William Blake's "The Tyger" entitled "The Jester." Furthermore, I have written other titles like: "The Run," "The Slogan of Change," No Soy Todo Blanco," The Decree of the Once & Future Poet," Altered Ego," I Could Say...," and "Beyond Reason." Afterwards, I went to UC Berkeley at the age of 29, and I majored in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Before and during my academic tenure, I held different jobs in the educational industry. Currently, I am married, living in Stockton, and working on my writing career.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 5 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate
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