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I know this has been through her a hundred times but each time I think it helps me and sometimes it just helps to read it over and over to get it through.
So I have been using Language Lessons from Queens and have liked it. Short lessons, simple problems that make the kids feel like they can do it, and nice pictures.
Now we are about done with the books they are using and I am wondering if I want to stick with it or maybe do something else. I see that for the younger ones you have English for the Thoughtful Child (on the curic. guide) and Junior Analytical for the older ones.
Can I get some feed back on these ESPECIALLY if you’ve used LL by Queens. And if you haven’t that’s ok just please add more details. I wish I could see them (I’m a visual) but I will have to see it through your words.
Thanks for the help
From what I’ve heard, Queens LL is very similar in format to English for the Thoughtful Child. So if you like Queens, I would think stick with it.
Junior Analytical Grammar is a short foray into learning the parts of speech. If you do half the course one year and half the next, as outlined in the curriculum guide, it will take just a few weeks. You could then use Queens the rest of the year if you want to. But don’t use JAG until you’re ready to introduce parts of speech.
Does that help any?
I need to thank you for telling me about Queen LL. I got mine last week and we are LOVING it!!!!!
Shanna – glad you are loving it. We also are loving it. But have a couple moving up in the level and wanted to be sure we are still doing it right!
Soyna (or anyone) – When do you think it’s time to start introducing parts of speech? and with JAG how easy is it, cause to be honest I don’t have a tight grip on that subject either (yikes sometimes I wonder how I can teach at all with my lack of knowledge, thank the Lord I know my boys will be excellent in Math 🙂 )
Charlotte didn’t focus on parts of speech until the student was at least 10 years old. I figure 5th or 6th grade works, depending on the student.
Yes, JAG is designed for students (and moms) who are just starting with grammar. It’s very easy to use, and the instructions and notes are short, to the point, and conversational. You might want to take a look at the JAG sample pages on the Analytical Grammar site. They are for Unit 4, so don’t panic. The first three units walk you through nouns, articles, adjectives, and pronouns. But the sample lesson will give you a feel for how Robin explains things. And if your kids like math, they might like the diagramming aspect because it’s a lot like engineering (analyze the parts and piece them together). There are also samples from the teacher book, which contains all the answers.
It’s really quite concise and clear.
Why would you not just go through all the levels of LL?
Not that I wouldn’t Shanna, Just looking at everything before I purchase again. Always trying to be sure it’s the best for all my children and the level they are at.
I am sure now that I will be continueing and adding JAG for my oldest who is 10.5yrs! Cause I really like LL and the boys do to.
I hope you didnt think I was questioning you. I was just curious if there was something I didnt know about that was causing you to change your mind.
I have looked at JAG and AG quite a bit over the last year. I never thought about adding it in since it is not used for the whole year. I may have to pray about that.
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