I consider finding a good grammar curriculum one of the important foundations for my kids. We have tried several different ones. Each one was good in their own ways but just not right for my kids. When I was introduced to Growing with Grammar (GWG) I decided to give it a try. I am so very glad that we did. It has made teaching grammar
Grammar Island is part of Michael Clay Thompson’s Language Arts series. (We’ve also been using Building Language this year, and have been so pleased!) It is designed to be a gentle introduction to grammar for the elementary student. Ironically, this “gentle” approach also introduces concepts that might be saved for middle and/or high school. The book is designed in such a way that the lessons
My family has used Oak Meadow curriculum through many of our homeschooling years. In 5th grade, we used Oak Meadow’s US History program. We learned history through their fun filled hands-on, activity-based approach. Later we used much of their English curriculum. This year we used their English program for 10th graders, called Literature and Composition II. It provided both exposure to good literature and help
Need something to break up the hum drum of learning diagramming? If so, this may be the perfect thing for you! The Big Bad Grammar Slammer: The Diagramming Game is a unique way to incorporate learning with fun. Students start with the tutorials, learning the sentence structure and proper diagramming process, then they get to play the game. The game can be played as an
I am sharing a game that has made learning easy, effortless and fun. Silly Sentence is produced by D.K. Games and you can find at: DK Games. Here is what the game is: What: Silly Sentences How Much: Around $8.99 What It Covers: All the basic parts of a sentence Silly sentence takes apart the elements of a sentence in a fun and engaging manner.
Sing, Spell, Read and Write is a curriculum that I had the joy of being introduced to in the very beginning of our homeschooling adventure. Now, I am in the trenches of this program with my second child. This child learns 100% differently than my first and I am beaming at his success with reading and writing. What type of program is this and how
Grammar Made Easy: Writing a Step Above Author: Connie Schenkelberg Format: Print and ebook Pages: 117 Cost: $25 (ebook) or $29 (print) We are on our third year homeschooling and my son is in 9th grade. Prior to homeschooling, he was public schooled and always got A’s and B’s on his report cards. Imagine my surprise to find that somehow his basic understanding of grammar
Before the start of this school year I asked my older children what they’d like to learn more about. My eldest, then a rising eighth grader, said photography. Specifically digital photography. Hadn’t I just seen Amanda Bennett tweet about that same unit study being on sale? “I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the