Topic | Using Language Well Question

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  • Crystal
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    I am wondering if anyone has used ULW 3 as a grammar review.  My oldest is in 11th and used SW/ULW a bit in his younger grades.  My younger students use it, as they are right on track as far as age/grade/ability to get through the whole series.  My oldest is in an English class this year, but it does not include grammar instruction, which he could still use.  We started out with Easy Grammar, but honestly I really hate it. I need something that will explain the concepts well, but quickly.  Easy Grammar is quick, but the explanations are lacking, I am constantly referring to a grammar handbook. And the example sentences are dreadful.  Looking for something that will get him all he needs without taking up his whole day.  Do you think ULW3 would work for that?  It seems like it has plenty of review of books 1 and 2 plus new concepts.  Anyone use it this way?  I would not do the dictation since he has so much writing for his other subjects this year.

    HollyS
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    Yes, I have been using it that way with my two high schoolers.  They are in 10th and 12th this year, and we started ULW 3 last year.  We sometimes use the dictation, but often skip it.  It takes us about 15-20 minutes twice a week.  It might go faster for you—my oldest kid can be a bit pokey!  😉 The passages are taken from literature, but ULW focuses on a smaller part of one sentence.  I still recommend you purchase SW 3 for the full passage, even if you aren’t doing dictation.  We usually read through the passage together, then they work on the ULW lesson.  We talk about the answers, and if there is time, I add the dictation.  I think it’s a great grammar review, and everything is repeated often, so there is plenty of review and more concepts are gradually added, just like with levels 1 and 2. There are also some fun poetry lessons sprinkled throughout the book.

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