Grammar Curriculum Most Like Analytical Grammar for 8th-10th grades in K-8 Curriculum Board Posted January 9 · Edited January 9 by Sweet Home Alabama Lori, this is so incredibly helpful. Thank you so much! I am intrigued with Grammar for Writing. I'd like to see more. I'm glad there is an option to request a sample. I know my comment on the content for AG has raised interest. AG is a wonderful curriculum, and it would be my first choice to use. I simply don't feel comfortable using their sentences from topics that seem sort of hot in our society today. I'm sure others would have no problem using them at all. I spent most of the day yesterday comparing and contrasting my list of possible choices, and I ended up selecting Christian Light Education. Now, I'll compare CLE with GfW before I make a final decision. I remember looking at Growing with Grammar, but I don't remember what I didn't like about it. Maybe I'll take another look. There are two cons with using CLE. First is the difficulty of scheduling it; however, I think I have that figured out. The other is the time it will take each class period to cover the amount of material we'd need to cover to mostly finish the books. (There are 10 books; I would only cover 9.) Otherwise, it has several pros: I'm familiar with it having used it with my own children. It nearly perfectly matches AG in scope. It is written to the student. The 10 books are all organized the same way; it's predictable. It includes 2 quizzes and 1 test/booklet. It will be easy to monitor progress. It is written from a Christian perspective. I completely understand your concern about the lack of writing. Not to fear- I hope to work in sentence constructions. I have 90 minutes/class to teach. Grammar will probably take much of that time to teach, practice, and review. However, given the opportunity, I am prepared to teach students how to write simple, compound, complex, compound-complex, appositives, relative clauses, and absolute phrases. I usually teach this within the context of writing a short paragraph. This writing instruction really works well. I hope I have time to to this. For now, my primary focus is grammar. If I end up only teaching grammar, that isn't going to be a deal breaker. The class after mine will build on my grammar foundation and teach paragraph writing as well as topics in literature. The class after that one is writing/lit heavy. Our English department classes work in concert with each other, and the department is quite strong. Thank you so very much for always offering such amazing responses to the questions that are posted on the forum. Lori, you are so kind and very helpful!