Analytical Grammar vs Growing with Grammar in K-8 Curriculum Board Posted July 26, 2012 I think Analytical Grammar is excellent. It is very straightforward and builds from lesson to lesson. I have not used the Junior, only the regular level. In each lesson, you learn one concept and then practice it on 5 worksheets. Each lesson builds on the previous. there only 10 or so lessons per year. Once you complete all the lessons for the year, you just do review. It is an easy, painless and very effective program. You can complete in 1, 2 or 3 years. I took 3 years for each of my children to complete it, which was perfect. Each year they are learning new things, no boring re-teaching of the same things each year, but each lesson of course requires them to use what they have already learned in previous lessons. I have also used GWG. It is thorough, but I thought it was pretty easy and repetitive. I don't mind easy, but I do think doing it every year would get a bit old. The lessons are for the entire year, and review it included in each lesson. I have to say, I liked AG better. It just seemed simpler, less painful for the child and very logical. I have used FFL for 1st and 2nd grades, and then sentence analysis using KISS. Then in 6th or 7th I start GWG. By then they can actually write pretty well and have something concrete that they are working on that they can analyze the grammar in.