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behind on grammar
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I have a 9 yo and a 12 yo that have both had a little grammar (not that they remember much of it!) The 9 yo really hasn’t done much. She knows what a noun is and knows rules on capital letters and about complete sentences but doesn’t seem to apply them when she’s writing something. We’ve ventured away from CM this year only to come back to it with a new appreciation. So we haven’t been consistent. My question is they are each going into a grade next year in which grammar is not listed (4th and 7th). So should I go ahead and start something with them this year like JAG and EFTC or Queen and finish it up next year or just wait until they’re in 8th and 5th to pick it up?the9clarksParticipant
Grammar is best learned thru good literature. Just have them read a lot of worthy books.
Thanks! I think we will!missceegeeParticipant
I know this isn’t a CM resource, but it’s simple and has been effective for my 8 yo dd – Growing With Grammar. I’m still learning about CM methods and must admit that I like a more traditional phonics and grammar approach. 😐
Thanks missceegee! I’m one that struggles with feeling like I’m not “covering” what I need to. I have heard of Growing with Grammar and will check more into that.ReneParticipant
I’ve started using Easy Grammar 3/4 with my 11 yr old and that is going well. I want my children to know parts of speech, etc – it was quite embarrassing to admit to my husband that *I* did not know what a verb was – and this was after 12 years of public school! 🙄
I plan to use EFTTC with my 8 (soon to be 9) yr old daughter, while my 11 yr old continues with Easy Grammar for now – although I’m looking into Junior Analytical Grammar too.
With Easy Grammar it starts off having you memorize some prepositions so you can identify them in a sentence. If you sing them to the Yankee Doodle song you learn them in no time and now we all know them. 🙂hsmomof5Member
I don’t know if you want something that is pretty much planned or something that involves the teacher a bit but have you looked at KISS Grammar. It’s free also.
Here’s some info which I had recently posted on my blog.
There is also a support group for KISS Grammar on Yahoo Groups.
I really like Queen’s Language lessons. Then I get picture study and poetry too. 🙂 Not a whole lot of grammar, but enough to say we did it.
I have Simply Grammar too and I just do it orally once in a while for a couple of weeks.
You can always just wait until later and do Analytical grammar. I plan on doing that for three “seasons” in 6th, 7th, and 8th.
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