My ds has done grammar since 3rd grade. He kinda sorta knows what he's doing (how's that for a good grammar sentence?!?). Should I continue with another year? I know what program he could use--it just seems like overkill and not really relating to his writing ability.
7th grade grammar
Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:02 PM
Fix It? It's short, painless, and shoves the grammar directly into writing. It has some of the classic IEW terms (dress-ups, etc) that are easily skipped.
Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:13 PM
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:22 PM
Well, I doubt the grammar police will come knocking if you skip it. It's your school. You get to make the call.
Fwiw, my older two kids (rising senior and soon-to-be graduate) worked on it through 8th. Somewhere in 8th it just seemed so... redundant. They barely got any of it wrong and we all had an extreme been-there-done-that feeling. So we shelved it. I did a light review in 9th for both of them but I don't think they really needed it. My next two kids didn't get as rigorous a grammar education, but they don't seem any worse for the wear. They both did Fix It! this year (7th & 8th) and I think we'll do that and/or Editor in Chief for one more year, casually.
Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:08 PM
We stopped after 6th grade for one kid and after 7th grade for the other. There's only so much grammar you can learn. Once it's mastered, I like to move onto a literature and writing focus for English.
Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:38 PM
We're sticking with it ala WTM. That said, we have been a year or more behind in R&S, so the 9th grader is just now in the 8th grade book- good stuff, I am glad we didn't skip it, and the 7th grader just finished the 5th grade book. I will probably put her through R&S 6 next year, then just skip 7 and put her in R&S 8 for 9th grade as well.
Then we have R&S 9/10. WTM has them doing these until finished but skipping the composition exercises. I bought the worksheets that go with these. I figure she can read through the lessons and do any worksheets, but nothing else from the books. We are heavy on the LA here though, so that fits us. If we stick with them, doing it 2-3 times a week, that will go through the remainder of high school. Who knows what after next year brings though. She could end up doing DE or something for English. I only know that we are doing it next year for 10th. (and that my rising 8th grader will continue hers.)
Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:18 PM
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