Although Learning Language Arts
Through Literature is the foundation
of our language arts program, there
more work in grammar. I have friends
who have purchased expensive grammar programs, and the comments that I
the student workload was daunting and
too much time and work were required
of the teacher. I was grateful that I had
learned these facts before making a purchase! After reading some reviews from
trusted homeschool experts, I instead
purchased Easy Grammar, written by
Dr. Wanda C. Phillips. We love Dr. Phillips’ series and have used her resources
with each of our children.
We don’t start using Easy Grammar
The foundation of our
language arts program
is Learning Language
Arts Through Literature
reliable series . . . .
a;great;way;to;begin;a;study;of;gram-mar, because students are instructed
to draw a line through the preposi-tional;phrases,;and;once;they;do;that,
there’s not as much text left to deal with.
Therefore, identifying the other parts
of the sentence becomes much easier.
In addition to identifying parts of
speech, additional mechanical skills are
taught, including punctuation, capitalization, and combining sentences.
Here’s more good news about Easy
Grammar: There is no teacher preparation time required. My kids complete
upper elementary grades, they can do
should;take;the;student;less;than;a;half-hour to complete two pages, and check-ing;his;work;against;the;answer;key;in
the teacher’s manual is fast and simple
Through Literature is a consumable resource, the Easy Grammar student workbook is also consumable, but the teacher’s is not. The student workbook costs
range from $22 to $26 (www.rainbow
Daily Grams, also written by Dr.
Wanda C. Phillips, offers review and
practice of the concepts learned in Easy
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