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I know just how challenging selecting homeschool curriculum can be. You want the absolute best for your child. That’s why I am dedicated to sharing our family’s experience with various curricula on this site. I want you to be able to make a well informed decision when choosing the best homeschool programs for your children. To help you in selecting the right curricula for your homeschool you might also be interested in reading:
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There are so many grammar programs for homeschoolers on the market. Deciding which one to choose can be exhausting and overwhelming!
Over our many years of homeschooling, our family has tried several of those grammar programs. The trouble is that my son and daughter have completely different learning styles. This makes it difficult to find any type of curriculum that will fit them both.
After years of both my kids becoming frustrated with various grammar programs, I came across the Easy Grammar program. I decided to give it a try since it wasn’t too expensive and it did say it was “easy”.
We started with Easy Grammar at the Grade 5 level and up. Although our experiences are only with upper elementary/junior high levels, there is definitely a consistency throughout the books. Here is what we found to be the pros and the cons of Easy Grammar.
1. There is a system in place to help kids understand grammar rules clearly.
The author uses a system consistently throughout the program to help students understand grammar. It is a system that students can use throughout their grammar studies and even on standardized tests. The author actually makes grammar easy to understand!
2. Kids can learn independently.
The lessons are written so that students can easily understand the concepts being taught. There are reinforcing worksheets that follow the lessons so that students get plenty of practice on each concept. However, if your child doesn’t understand a concept and needs some extra help, the teacher edition does go into more depth than the student book.
There is also the Daily Grams workbook that students work on in conjunction with the main program. This helps students to review previously learned concepts throughout the year.
3. The curriculum is relatively inexpensive.
Compared to other grammar programs, I found Easy Grammar to be light on the wallet. Plus, after I saw how well the program was working for both my kids and how much grammar they were learning, it was well worth every penny I paid.
4. Doesn’t take long to complete the lessons.
My kids don’t spend all day doing grammar. They actually look forward to doing their grammar because it’s easy to complete and understand.
1. You have to buy several books for one level.
The only con of this program is the fact that you need to purchase a few different books. However, the books are not too expensive. With each Easy Grammar grade level, there are three books you need. There is the teacher edition, the student workbook, and the Daily Grams book. There are additional books, such as test booklets, but I found them unnecessary since I just made copies of the tests from my teacher manual.
Keep in mind you can also sell your books when you are done with them to recoup your cost. You can read the article I wrote about the Top 5 Ways To Sell Your Homeschool Curriculum to get some great ideas!
Overall, I have been very pleased with Easy Grammar. It is one program that I have found to meet the different learning needs for both of my children.
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