The beginning pages of the book give copy permission for your personal home use. I love that generous policy as I only need to purchase the book one time but am permitted to copy for all of my children. There is a separate workbook and test booklet that may be purchased, but neither of these are necessary to complete the program. Everything that you need to successfully teach grammar is in the Teacher Edition.
Instructions are included in the first pages for how the program works. This is a master learning based program. Once the concept is fully understood and mastered, then the student may move on to the next topic. The second key to this program is that the student must memorize and learn the list of prepositions. This is crucial to being able to easily identify the other parts of speech.
The program begins by teaching about prepositions and instructs students to find and cross out the prepositional phrases. Once these are eliminated from the sentence, it is simple to identify the subject, verb, and various other parts of speech. I will say that once my son was able to easily identify the prepositions, the rest was fairly straightforward. The key is really memorizing those prepositions and being able to easily pick them out in a sentence.
This is a very thorough curriculum to teach grammar. It is simple to complete and just takes a few minutes each day. Since the focus is mastery learning, your student will be able to internalize and really grasp these concepts. I appreciate that the program focuses only on grammar. This frees us up to study literature and other language arts topics without getting bogged down in grammar instruction.
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