I have really been going back and forth with grammar for next year. We have used ULW and some Easy Grammar in the past. Even did a little Analytical Grammar but my kids did not seem ready for it. So my question is what, exactly, will my children gain from the more in depth grammar study? What exactly makes AG “in depth” compared to ULW? More practice? More explanation of parts of speech and sentence structure? Is ULW enough to prepare for a college English class? What additional grammar concepts will AG teach? I suppose I should compare scope and sequence. If anyone can give me some insight I would be grateful. I am asking for a 6th and 9th grader.
Using Language Well is enough to prepare a student for college. Both Using Language Well and Analytical Grammar teach the same material but with different approaches to teaching the material, with Analytical Grammar using a more intensive approach. Using Language Well does not require diagramming sentences; Analytical Grammar requires diagramming. Analytical Grammar also covers some more advanced punctuation than Using Language Well.
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