Grammar is one of those homeschool subjects that parents and students either really enjoy or truly dread completing. I’ve been eyeballing the products from Easy Grammar Systems for quite some time now, particularly for high school levels. My 9th grader was chosen to review Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 9, which also came with the Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 9 Test eBook.
We received an eBook version of these products to download and print. It’s a great option for large families!
The Easy Grammar® Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons – Grade 9 eBook (Teacher Edition) is affordable and everything is reproducible. It comes as a PDF file for you to keep and use forever.
I wanted the digital version so that I would be able to use it with all of my other kids as they reached this level rather than purchasing a consumable workbook for only one child for the one grade.
If you prefer a product that’s all done for you already to open and go, there are student workbooks available, along with the printed teacher’s edition (which is the printed version of what I received), and a printed test booklet. If you only have one student, they can write directly in the teacher’s text rather than buying a workbook if you’d like. If you’d prefer this printed version and have multiple children, once a teacher’s edition has been purchased, you would only need to buy a workbook for each student, which is under $15 for an entire year of grammar.
The way The Easy Grammar® Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons – Grade 9 eBook (Teacher Edition) is set up is with the 180 daily lessons in the front, with the answer key in the back. Lessons are designed to take just a few minutes a day. They say about 10 minutes, but many lessons will be shorter, especially if your student writes quickly. I have a feeling that my sons will take longer, because they will probably be slower at rewriting sentences to combine them, an exercise found in lesson after lesson of this book. It’s a great skill and needs to be covered, but I’m sure they will drag it out longer than my daughter.
My daughter said that she feels this program is a good mix of review, as well as learning a few new concepts, or at least going more in depth than she has learned previously. She has been completing one lesson per school day, which is the recommended pace as set by the program. It isn’t overwhelming, and it covers such a broad array of grammar information.
Included in the text is a very detailed scope and sequence. As you can see, students will cover many topics related to: adjectives, adverbs, analogies, compound/complex/compound-complex sentences, conjunctions, dictionary skills, difficult words, fragments/sentences/run-ons, interjections, nouns, phrases/clauses, prefixes/roots/suffixes, prepositions, pronouns, sentence combining, sentence types, simple sentences, spelling, subjects, subject-verb agreement, subject-verb identification, and verbs.
We also received the test booklet, which is to be used after every 10 lessons. Of course with 180 lessons, that means there are 18 assessments. The booklet includes the answers, and then a printable test blank for each one. These are also quick and short. They are one page each and should only take your student about 10 minutes or less, just like with the regular lessons.
To use this, I simply printed out all of the student pages and placed everything in a binder. My daughter does one lesson a day and I check it with the handy answer guide that is located at the very end of the PDF file. It’s a painless way to get grammar done daily.
I love how user-friendly this program is. The lessons and exercises are straight-forward and are not intimidating as it all fits on a single sheet of paper for the day. I like that it is just black and white, simple, and clearly laid out. Instructions and examples are written straight to the student and clearly demonstrate the information and what the expectation is for the student.
I’m so glad we got the eBook version so that we can reuse the book with my other children when they reach 9th grade. This is a winner for us! I’m going to be looking into the other grade levels to see if they might be a good fit for my younger students as well.
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