Homeschool Grammar Curriculum Reviews

A Beka Reviews

A Beka

by Mary Ann

A Beka provides a complete line of traditional Christian educational materials that have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy.

BJU Press Reviews

BJU Press

by Mary Ann

BJU Press offers both curriculum for purchase and a distance learning solution. The texts cover all core subjects with a Christian worldview, critical thinking, and hands-on learning.

Christian Light Reviews

Christian Light

by Mary Ann

Christian Light Education is a complete curriculum from grades 1 through 12, including teacher material, support items, and an extensive line of high school electives.

Easy Grammar

by Mary Ann

“Easy Grammar texts use the prepositional approach combined with effective strategies. This helps students to understand grammar, a tool for speaking and writing properly.” The courses are for grades 2 – 12, and involve student texts, workbooks, a teacher’s guide and a mastery review intended to be used at the beginning of each days’ instruction. […]

Easy Grammar Systems

by Mary Ann

This grammar system uses the “prepositional approach” to making grammar easy. Students first learn a list of prepositions, followed by understanding prepositional phrases, and then deleting these from a sentence. “By deleting prepositional phrases from a sentence, students can quickly find subject and verb and much more… thus simplifying their language” . Easy Grammar system […]

Editor in Chief

by Mary Ann

Editor in Chief is a popular program which, according to publisher’s materials, “improves your child’s grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and attention to detail using a standards-based thinking approach rather than drill and practice. This effective method teaches students to carefully analyze and edit stories that contain errors in writing mechanics and story details.” The materials […]

First Language Lessons

by Mary Ann

First Language Lessons are advertised as providing academic rigor with ease of instruction. The course uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child’s language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. The course includes workbooks that can be downloaded or purchased via mail order, instructor guides and an audio […]

Great Editing Adventures

by Mary Ann

Students are trained in grammar by editing exciting stories appropriate for the student’s grade level from 4th grade through high school. The various volumes are under $20.

Growing With Grammar

by Mary Ann

Includes levels 1-8, roughly corresponding to grade levels. Each level contains approximately 108 lessons and assumes the grammar course is being taught three times per week during a 36-week school year. Sentence diagramming is taught beginning with Level 3. Each lesson contains a teaching portion and student exercises, and each section concludes with a review […]

Learning Language Arts Through Literature

by Mary Ann

According to the publisher, Learning Language Arts Through Literature “is a fully integrated language arts program that teaches grammar, reading, spelling, vocabulary, writing mechanics, creative writing, thinking skills and more. For example, a basal program may teach adjectives separately from other skills. The student may be asked to fill in blanks with adjectives and circle […]

Lifepacs

by Mary Ann

LIFEPAC is a full-color, consumable worktext homeschool curriculum with Bible-based content for grades K-12. Designed by a team of accomplished educators with years of classroom experience, LIFEPAC is based on the principle of mastery learning. Students master content in each unit worktext before progressing to the next. Ten LIFEPAC worktexts provide one full year of […]

McGuffey Readers

by Mary Ann

McGuffey Readers are reprints of early 19th century eclectic readers and feature literary selections that are suited to the age level (1st through 6th grade) and interests of students. They teach reading through moral stories geared toward their original audience of white Protestant Americans. Also available from the same publisher are reprints of 19th century […]

Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts

by Mary Ann

Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts includes Grammar, Vocabulary, Poetry, and Academic Writing with a heavy emphasis on root words and deep LA content. It is written especially for gifted learners (but usable by all). Lots of author and publisher online support with user forums.

Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading

by Mary Ann

Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading is an all inclusive Language Arts program. Strong in all areas except perhaps writing. A child as early as 5 years can begin. DVDs are included with teacher manual for easy prep. Great Grammar Tunes help kids remember all the rules and exceptions.

Rod and Staff Reviews

Rod and Staff

by Mary Ann

Rod & Staff curriculum is designed to make the child God-conscious. This curriculum not only teaches the Bible but uses many illustrations of how Bible principles can be applied in everyday life. The various courses are comprised of texts, workbooks, and teacher guides. The science text is written from the perspective that evolution is “logically […]

Shurley English

by Mary Ann

This curriculum was specifically written for Homeschool students K through 7. Materials for each grade level are sold in a kit package. A kit contains everything needed to teach one child for an entire school year. Each kit contains a Teacher’s Manual, a Student Workbook and a Audio CD. Bible-related activities, writing assignments, and sentences […]

Spectrum

by Mary Ann

Spectrum offers supplemental workbooks in the following subjects: Math, Early Childhood Reading & Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Testing. The materials are grade appropriate, but there are not materials for every grade.

Spell to Write and Read

by Mary Ann

Spell to Write and Read is a language arts, spelling, and grammar program from the creators of The Writing Road to Reading. Spell to Write and Read works from some of the same outstanding sources that Romalda Spalding used in The Writing Road to Reading. Both systems draw from the 70 Phonograms (the sound-letter system […]

The Basic Cozy Grammar Course

by Mary Ann

The Basic Cozy Grammar Course combines a daily video lesson with a worksheet to reinforce the lesson. It is a painless way for any parent to teach grammar, and the lessons are bite-sized to keep student frustration or boredom to a minimum. The course contains two indexed DVDs featuring: an Introduction, Tutorials, a Conclusion and, […]

The Father’s Books

by Mary Ann

The Father’s Books education materials are developed with a Biblical worldview and are designed to produce measurable growth in skills and subject comprehension. The textbooks and workbooks also support a whole-brain learning experience so that students develop balanced skills. Additionally, each textbook or workbook meets standard education requirements to give students the best academic quality.