Growing With Grammar

February 5, 2011
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Growing With Grammar

Content: Grammar
Grade(s): 1st – 8th
Perspective: Secular
Prep Time: Minimal
Teacher Manual: Yes
Teacher Involvement: Minimal
Cost: $$ || ?
Pages: 216
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: www.growingwithgrammar.com
Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017

Common Core Aligned: No

** From the Publisher’s Website: **

Each level contains approximately 108 lessons. It assumes the grammar course is being taught three times per week during a 36-
week school year, with one lesson taught per workday, including a learning portion and an exercise portion, which reinforces the concepts taught in the learning portion of the lesson.

For Levels 1 and 2, the learning and exercise portions are combined into one book for each level. For Levels 3 through 8, the learning portion is contained in a separate Student Manual, with the exercises being contained in a separate Student Workbook. There is plenty of review placed throughout both the learning and exercise portions of the grammar course. The answer keys for all levels are separate from the Student Workbook.

Sentence diagramming is taught beginning with Level 3. We believe sentence diagramming is a great tool, which assists the student in actually understanding the parts of speech and how they relate to each other.


About the Author:
Growing With Grammar is written by Tamela Davis.


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2 Comments

  • kalanamak February 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    The spiral top, so there is no spine to battle with, is a stroke of genius. This alone makes it so much more appealing to my son!

    I like how incremental it is. I did some extra reinforcement for adjectives and adverbs (which are a little more abstract than nouns and verbs) by pointing them out in sentences in other parts of our schoolwork, but when we got to them in Writing With Ease 3, kiddo has shown he has a good grasp on them.

    I am particularly pleased with how diagramming is going. By sprinkling a little here and a little there, it refreshes without frustration.

    At first I was frustrated by all the non-phonetic children’s names, but now that we are on 3, I appreciate them as little challenges for my son.

    We did 1 and 2 in about 10 months, starting on his second birthday. I don’t feel we lost any ground waiting until he was a little more confident with reading and spelling before starting.

    The contents are inoffensive and “neutral”, as far as religion is concerned. I do note there is the use of “Mrs.” and “Miss” rather than “Ms.”, which doesn’t bother me a bit, and might please those more firmly in the old-fashioned camp than I.

  • Kathy February 26, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I am using GWG with 3 of my kids and we LOVE it. My 2 older kids can do the work independently by first reading the manual and then doing the workbook page. I don’t feel that they go too quickly over the concepts, nor drag on and on. There are periodic reviews at the end of a daily lesson and then at the end of a section a more comprehensive review. The spiral binding is very helpful so that the book lays flat. The pages are not over crowded, so that it doesn’t look too overwheming. I also appreciate that they mix up HOW they want the child to show they understand. For example, sometimes it writing the word or phrase, sometimes it underlining, or circling. In the earlier books, the kids are often asked to match phrases to words by drawing a line from one side to the other. It is a well done program.

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