Mom0012 Posted June 7, 2009 Share Posted June 7, 2009 This is for my son who has a language disorder. I just got his Iowa scores back and he is at or above grade level in every area except language. He has consistently scored very low in this area, which is no surprise considering his diagnosis. He understands basic punctuation rules, and he knows the parts of speech. We did SG in 1st and I've used an SRA intervention writing program over the last year and a half, that hits some very basic grammar concepts hard. I'm using Evan Moor's daily paragraph editing and daily grams over the summer. I have looked at GWG, R&S, Evan Moor's Language Fundamentals, BJU, JAG, SG, Daily Grammar Review, FLL and Winston for 4th grade. The main thing I am really struggling with is whether it would be better to put him in a program like R&S that gets into really complicated grammar (that I suspect he will never be able to apply), or to use something that just really solidifies the basics, like maybe Winston. I initially assumed I should start pounding him with grammar because this is such a weak area, but all the reading I do about it suggests that often even typical kids do not retain or apply grammar and that "less may be more" in this subject. I have worked very hard with this boy and have often made the mistake of pushing him too hard too soon, so I'm trying not to overload him this year. Please share any ideas you have about this!! Thanks. Lisa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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