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I have decided to try out Easy Grammar next school year for my 9 year old son going in to 4th grade. He is behind in his language arts. We are enrolling him in a local public charter school that allows me to choose my own curriculum (no religious content for the most part). I need to find a writing program to go along with EG and would like some input on what writing program goes well with it. He has worked on copywork and does fine with it but we haven't done much dictation (some, but not much). I need to find a less parent-intensive course, however I know I will need to help him. I was looking at Excellence in Writing (EIW) because it combines writing and grammar but EG appeals to me. One easy option is to use "Daily 6-Trait Writing" as Timberdoodle suggests to use. I can order from Timberdoodle.com, Rainbowresource.com, and exodusbooks.com. I need something that is comprehensive yet doesn't take me all day to teach it. This last year we used Sonlight Language Arts 2 and it was just okay. I tried R&S English but even as a Christian I feel that it goes over the top when it comes to references to God. Here's what I plan on using so far: Writing: ??? Spelling: Spelling You See (I had no eye-rolling when using this program!) Grammar: Easy Grammar Reading: Teaching the Classics??? Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting Thanks for your input!
My soon to be sixth grader needs to build skills in composition. He needs to build his spelling and hand-writing abilities, and we are doing that this summer. He has not had formal grammar. Through a few fun things and Latin, he knows many parts of speech, types of sentences, end punctuation - the basics. He can capitalize a sentence and put a period at the end. He can narrate, summarize, rewrite in complete sentences - orally. He has done some copywork and dictation. We did the first third of IEW SWI-A. He did fine, but I didn't like it. He is pencil- and generally work-phobic. He says, "I know how to write," which he can orally. I know where I want to get him, but I'm not sure what to do/use to get there. Should I do WWE 3/4 with him until he can write on his own? At his level and personality, what grammar?