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Dd11 had little former grammar before 4th grade (last year). Last year we did Junior Analytical Grammar. She enjoyed it but it was too fast paced and the last few lessons in the book were difficult. When we finished JAG, we followed up with Daily Grams (which was her favorite!). I struggled this year trying to decide what grammar program to use. I had Easy Grammar and Rod and Staff on the shelf. I like R&S but wasn't sure if it would be a good fit for this dd. I did not like the looks of EG.

 

I chose to begin R&S 5 and see how she would do with it. We are on Lesson 28 and I'm still not sure that this is the best route. Her eyes glaze over as we are reading the lesson and some days she seems to get it and other days she is just lost. I think R&S is the best grammar program out there but maybe it is just not going to work with dd.

 

So do I leave her in R&S and just take it slow and hope she is retaining more than I think? Do I put her back a level in R&S? Do I try and find another program? If so, which one is as good as R&S?

 

This dd LOVES workbooks and hands-on stuff, likes to be independent but still have me close by. She reads great. We do AAS for spelling and Vocabulary Cartoons for vocab.

 

I'd appreciate any insight! Thanks so much!

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Well, the thing is that R&S's English series covers more than just grammar. They include composition, using reference materials, oral speaking, and more.

 

If you want only grammar, then my recommendation is Easy Grammar. :001_wub:

 

I don't know which R&S English text you're using. :-)

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Dd11 had little former grammar before 4th grade (last year). Last year we did Junior Analytical Grammar. She enjoyed it but it was too fast paced and the last few lessons in the book were difficult. When we finished JAG, we followed up with Daily Grams (which was her favorite!). I struggled this year trying to decide what grammar program to use. I had Easy Grammar and Rod and Staff on the shelf. I like R&S but wasn't sure if it would be a good fit for this dd. I did not like the looks of EG.

 

I chose to begin R&S 5 and see how she would do with it. We are on Lesson 28 and I'm still not sure that this is the best route. Her eyes glaze over as we are reading the lesson and some days she seems to get it and other days she is just lost. I think R&S is the best grammar program out there but maybe it is just not going to work with dd.

 

So do I leave her in R&S and just take it slow and hope she is retaining more than I think? Do I put her back a level in R&S? Do I try and find another program? If so, which one is as good as R&S?

 

This dd LOVES workbooks and hands-on stuff, likes to be independent but still have me close by. She reads great. We do AAS for spelling and Vocabulary Cartoons for vocab.

 

I'd appreciate any insight! Thanks so much!

 

Do you do the Oral Review questions on the TM? How much of the practice does she do? Do you have the worksheets?

 

Personally, I would stick with R&S. My boys asked to go back to it after a 2 month stint with EG. That approach just didn't work for us.

 

If you wanted to switch programs, I also like Saxon/Hake Grammar & Writing.

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Well, the thing is that R&S's English series covers more than just grammar. They include composition, using reference materials, oral speaking, and more.

If you want only grammar, then my recommendation is Easy Grammar. :001_wub:

 

I don't know which R&S English text you're using. :-)

 

That's true, but it's also easy to leave out the extras you listed and just use the grammar portion.

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Do you do the Oral Review questions on the TM? How much of the practice does she do? Do you have the worksheets?

 

Personally, I would stick with R&S. My boys asked to go back to it after a 2 month stint with EG. That approach just didn't work for us.

 

If you wanted to switch programs, I also like Saxon/Hake Grammar & Writing.

 

I haven't been doing the oral review. My older dd didn't seem to need it so I was thinking that younger dd wouldn't either. We always do the review and practice. For the rest of the lesson it depends on how well she is understanding. It varies. I did not order the worksheets.

 

Just typing it all out really helped. My gut feeling is to switch. I just hate to do it 2 months into the school year. I feel the need to get this figured out. It is the only thing that I feel hasn't come together for school this year.

 

Thanks for the help!

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