WeeBeaks Posted November 14, 2011 Share Posted November 14, 2011 I need advice on grammar for my current 4th grader. He is an avid reader but a poor writer, rather lazy about work to be perfectly 100% honest here, very bright but with a poor memory. He has diagnosed ADHD. He is thriving on workboxes this year. He is very much liking the logical orderly progression of boxes and the visual. We are doing FLL4 this year, and it is going okay. His memory on topics we have covered though is poor. He actually is not bad at all memorizing the poems. But his memory of the definition of the grammar terms is dismal. To him it seems like I am totally speaking a foreign language if I ask him the definition of an adverb, etc. We have faithfully done FLL1 on up, and are in FLL4 currently. He can do the grammar exercises in FLL once we review what an adverb or direct object or whatever it is actually is. His writing stinks. He knows the rules but refuses to capitalize letters properly in any free writing (like in science or history), use punctuation at all or put forth any effort. So there is my brief background. I want a grammar program for next year that is rigorous. I want him to know this and know it well. I feel very strongly on that. Something that requires copying sentences from a book is probably not a good choice as he is lazy about handwriting. He needs extra practice on topics, more drill than FLL4 has apparently. He wants independent work and I'm going with that. I would like secular but am not totally opposed to Christian. I charter so can get it paid for if secular, and it makes it easier for work samples. If some Christian (or other!) source is just frankly better though I'll buy it and work with that. Writing integrated or separate is fine. That is not a deal breaker for us. I have TWTM and hence their recommendations. My problem is more I haven't seen these programs and can't judge. Also what it looks like on the surface is not how it plays out in practice. And from reading these boards there is more than those recommendations that work better or worse depending on the kid. I'm even wondering about finishing FLL4. He just doesn't seem to be getting it. He is fully capable of doing the exercises and then the info just leaves his head immediately. :confused: Anyone BTDT with a kid like him to offer advice? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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