I just started looking at Queen’s LL after seeing it mentioned on this board…I like what I see. I am looking for something for my 9th grader. It looks like it could be a pretty complete LA course for highschool. Am I right? I see creative writing one year, essays,& research paper other years. Has anyone here used the program for HS age? Opinions?
My high schoolers are using it and I like it pretty well. The frustration that the kids (9th and 10th grade) have is that Queens does not follow the same puntuation rules that they learned in Analytical Grammar. They are annoyed by run-on sentences and misplaced commas and semi-colons. I think it is because the literature that is being used in the passages to be edited, studied, and done by dictation come from much older books – it is an older style of writing than what they studied in AG. That’s my 2 cents .
My daughter is in 8th grade and I have her using the first high school book this year. it has been frustrating for her b/c the assignments are a ton of writing, and the dictations are very long, drawn out, and it (even to me) seems a bit of overkill. i’ve been letting her skip the dictations since she is doing Spelling Wisdom also. Her creative writing has improved, but she still feels like it is repetitive. i’m switching to Konos History of the World for hiigh school next year for her. that said, i love LL up until the HS ones. I think the other ones that teach a more analytical, expository writing might be a bit better.