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Analytical.Gr. v/s Harvey's Gr.
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Could someone explain the positive and negative differences between Harvey’s Grammar and Analytical Grammar?
I really want my children to be well educated in proper sentence structure.
Reposting again to gauge anyone’s experinces and opinions.
Rachel, I’ve never used AG. But I did use Harvey’s once with my older two boys. It is an old-fashioned grammar book, the kind your grandmother probably used in school. Some of the terminology is a bit different from some more modern grammar programs I’ve seen. I thought it was OK, but we didn’t keep it once I found my preferred resource (Our Mother Tongue by Nancy Wilson) I’ve of course looked at the AG website since it gets such good recommendations from Sonya, but have never spent the money on it.
Thanks. I recall that your family is very fond of grammer. So Our Mother Tongue has been very successful for your family? How does it compare to Winston Grammar? The only attraction for me with WG is the color coded nature of the program. I have a very visual child and a very sensory, hands-on child that I think would respond to that type method, but I don’t know how rigorous it is.
I greatly admire the writing capabilities of our Founders and that generation and through the following century; I cringe at the ignorance of the last few generations of Americans in this regard. I include myself in that category of needing and wanting more instruction in that area. I admit, I have Classical leanings in some areas.
Can I throw another question in here? I have several years of Rod and Staff English and I was wondering how many years a child would have to do of Rod and Staff to = AG or Our Mother Tongue? The reason I ask is I love R&S’s thoroughness, but it is sooo much compared to the other mentioned resources. If I am also doing Latin can I get away with one solid year of R&S–like the 5th or 6th grade book?
I have such a conundrum because I like how thorough R&S is, but it cuts into copywork/dictation/written narration time which I feel is as important as grammar.
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