The Crabapple Tutoring Language Arts Program focuses on the skill areas of Grammar, Mechanics, Usage, Vocabulary, Sentences, and Paragraphs for grades 3 through 12.

Grammar skills are essential to know and understand the structure of the English language, which in large part defines our culture. Students learn about nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, and more.

Mechanics subject areas focus on the conventions of punctuation and capitalization. These skills are vitally important in the proofreading phase of the writing process.

Usage skills focus on the correct word choices for both speaking and writing. Students learn about the tenses of verbs, adjectives, and nouns. This helps students avoid errors so that they become confident and effective writers and speakers.

Vocabulary expands the student's ability to eliminate significant vocabulary deficits and to comprehend subject matter. This is achieved through emphasis on wide reading, instruction on individual words, and instruction on word learning skills to foster independent word learning.

The areas covered in Sentences and Paragraphs provide each student the skills necessary to build complete, effective sentences and paragraphs that identify the strongest writers. The ideas taught allow students to experiment with new structures that produce complex ideas in powerful writings.