Starting Grammar after a Year’s Break

imageAfter Nathan learned to read fluently – he spent about a year and a half going through several years worth of ACE PACE’s to get him “caught up” with English and Grammar.  He ended up being a school year ahead.  So – we took a year long break from English and Grammar academic style worksheets – and started to practice what he had learned with writing, journaling, sketching, writing letters and emails, copy work, research reports and dictation – even a bit of poetry.

After the year’s break – I would like to pass the unschooling baton to Daily Grams.  It is a lot of work for two boys to work writing and grammar into daily life – when they are not that prone to spontaneous writing.  Jon does – he writes a lot of stories, but I do not want to stifle his creativity by tearing each story apart. I like his silly writings and drawings to just be fun. 🙂 So – Yesterday – I ordered Daily Grams 3 and 7.

imageOur goal will be to do a lesson a day, as often as we can.  The instruction will be to work on the page alone, answering questions with dictionary type books like Painless Grammar and Punctuation Made Easy.  I may pick up a couple of other helpful grammar books as we need.  For the questions that he can not figure out – he can circle them, and we will work them out together.

I am looking forward to having a daily time of grammar, that I didn’t have to create – that is short and sweet and to the point – but keeps our skills honed. 🙂 I’ll let you know how we do. 🙂

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