Monday, November 29, 2010

KISS Grammar ♥

Our New Grammar Program

I found this lovely and free grammar program while searching for something else and at first was quite turned off by the user unfriendliness of the website. But, I decided to download everything and take a gander, and I’m so glad I did.

It comes with complete, printable workbooks through at least the first few levels, and the rest are available online. I decided to print the first level out along with the teacher’s manual and answer keys and spent several days just reading about the method. It seems a bit different from what I remember from school, but I think it makes so much sense. It starts out slow and gradually builds from there, adding things slowly in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the student. There are about 10 problems to do every day it is scheduled (it is suggested that it not be done more than 2-3 days a week*). Because the lessons are so short, this fits in well with Charlotte Mason’s and Ruth Beechick’s schools of thought.

I intro’ed Geo (9) to it last week and … HE LOVES IT! He can’t get enough of it. *I can’t get him to just do 10 problems a day, he wants to do 2 or 3 pages a day, lol. I think at first that’s fine, and I’m sure he’ll be happy to slow down eventually, but it’s fun to see him finding this so enjoyable. Smile 

I highly recommend it in spite of the less-than-terrific website layout; the program itself is awesome!