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Ginger Lynn
05-31-2012, 08:20 AM
What would YOU use or do for an older child going into 9th grade that still really struggles with grammar? Thanks for any input!

CINDY LB OH
05-31-2012, 08:37 AM
We used Jensen's Grammar (http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/cms_content?page=1419980&sp=1016&kw=jensen's%20grammar&event=PPCSRC&p=1018818&cm_mmc=Google-_-Homeschool-_-homeschool-general-_-jensen's%20grammar&gclid=CIKv-rXSqrACFSMDQAoddRxLWQ), and did about half the book. It helped a lot with writing and doesn't use diagramming.

Ginger Lynn
05-31-2012, 08:53 AM
We used Jensen's Grammar (http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/cms_content?page=1419980&sp=1016&kw=jensen's%20grammar&event=PPCSRC&p=1018818&cm_mmc=Google-_-Homeschool-_-homeschool-general-_-jensen's%20grammar&gclid=CIKv-rXSqrACFSMDQAoddRxLWQ), and did about half the book. It helped a lot with writing and doesn't use diagramming.

Cindy~
He struggles with it all, like even labeling Verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc. Would this be good for that?

Donna H
05-31-2012, 09:36 AM
I would use Winston Grammar (http://winstongrammar.com/index.php).

Hope
05-31-2012, 11:16 PM
I second Winston Grammar. :clap:

Tricia O
06-01-2012, 06:43 AM
My 7th grader is using Winston Grammar & it is strictly about labeling parts of speech so far. :thumb:

Ginger Lynn
06-01-2012, 06:49 AM
So, if we go with Winston Grammar, at what level should we start?

Donna H
06-01-2012, 09:26 AM
I think I would start with the basic level if he still has trouble with basic labeling. He could move through it pretty quickly if he needed to before moving on to the advanced. There is a placement test on the website that might help you decide.

Ginger Lynn
06-01-2012, 11:34 AM
Thanks ladies. I have a friend that has Winston Grammar. She said I could borrow it!:clap:

Donna H
06-01-2012, 01:08 PM
Thanks ladies. I have a friend that has Winston Grammar. She said I could borrow it!:clap:

:clap::clap:

Heather (WI)
06-04-2012, 05:03 PM
That's great that you get to borrow your friend's Winston Grammar!

We struggled with grammar for a long time (trying almost everything--but not Winston, LOL), and then we used Easy Grammar for a year (which really helped!), before switching to ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) English several years ago. That has been the only program that really "clicked" for us, and dd has grown tremendously in her grammar skills. Lots of repetition (which helped), and gets incrementally deeper and deeper until they are doing high-level grammar quite easily (for the most part!) :)