Okay, we start the day with Grammar. I was my mom's worst nightmare in Grammar. I remember her cringing as I slaughtered the English language. Verbs and adverbs for some reason never really stuck in my brain.
We pulled our kids out for last year. Eric was going in 8th. Gabe was going into 5th, the twins into 4th. My Grammar was below all of them. First we ordered Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, a workbook that was pretty. It had gumballs on the cover!
Zane-Blouser, but I couldn't even do the 4th grade book. It was beyond pitiful! We threw them in the trash and did happy dances in the kitchen. Of course, then we had nothing for English! I had to find something!
I had heard of Easy Grammar, and actually at a Home School Store in Sacramento, my husband thought it was something that would work. He gets Grammar, so I figured, yeah, I better not get it! I watched the video at Easy Grammar, and cried. Okay, my emotions were high, I was a dismal failure at this homeschooling. My kids were loving it, one less subject to do...school was fun!
I looked at Shurley English!, and had some friends that like it try and explain it to me...it was way to much work for mom. So, I bit the bullet and ordered the 3rd grade Easy Grammar, and I did it over Christmas vacation. I got it! You actually get rid of all the fluff in a sentence, via prepositional phrases being deleted!! You then just work with what is left!
Easy to Teach...
Easy to Learn...
Easy to Remember!
Easy Grammar texts use the prepositional approach combined with effective strategies. This helps students to understand grammar, a tool for speaking and writing properly.
See, of the dogs is a prepositional phrase, as is at us. All that is left in the sentence; One barked. Action is the verb-barked. Subject is ONE.
We did all of 3rd grade, in 4 months!! Then we started 4th grades, worked on it for a few months, then put it away for 2 months in the summer. We started yesterday, and it was like riding a bicyle, they all remembered and we are moving now with the additional Daily Grams, that are a daily review of Grammar. We do two days first thing! Just to get the brain moving! Total time for Grammar 45 minutes of laughter and best of all, no tears. From them or me!!
Easy Grammar! I highly recommend it