Curriculum Grammar

First Language Lessons

Grades 1st-4th & Remedial

 

 

Pros

  • User friendly (sort scripted lessons)

  • No prep time

  • Audio companion available for levels 1 & 2

  • Designed to go specifically with Writing with Ease & Spelling Workout

  • Classical literature used throughout

  • Good program to use prior to transitioning to IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing)

Cons

  • Grammar study can feel a bit intense for 1st grade

  • Some parents feel it is overly corrective because it demands students do it correctly before moving on (mastery based).

  • Parents must be present the entire time to catch mistakes and help them make corrections.

Spectrum Language Arts

Grades K-6th (Supplemental)

 

 

Pros

  • Low parent prep time

  • User friendly

  • Colorful pictures

Cons

  • Too much on a page for some students

  • Workbook style

JacKris Growing With Grammar

Grades 1st-6th

 

 

Pros

  • Independant

  • User-friendly

Cons

  • Workbook style can be boring for some

JacKris Digging Into Diagramming

Grades 3rd-6th (Supplemental)

 

 

Pros

  • Independant

  • User-friendly

Cons

  • Workbook style can be boring for some

  • Can be more intense grammar than some want

Fix It! Grammar (IEW)

Grades 3rd-6th

 

 

Pros

  • Scripted for parents

  • Uses real literature

  • Short lessons

Cons

  • Some basic prior grammar knowledge can help

Editor in Chief

Grades 2nd-6th

 

 

Pros

  • Independent

  • Builds editing skills

  • Fun way to show everyday application of grammar skills learned

  • User-friendly

Cons

  • Workbook style

  • Not a lot of instruction

  • No sufficient grammar instruction on it’s own

Language Mechanic

Grades 4th-6th (Supplemental)

 

 

Pros

  • Independent

  • Builds editing skills

  • Fun way to show everyday application of grammar skills learned

  • User-friendly

Cons

  • Workbook style

  • Not a lot of instruction

  • No sufficient grammar instruction on it’s own

     

 

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