We haven’t done a lot with Grammar this year in our homeschool. I was excited to receive Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 11 from Easy Grammar Systems recently.
When I first took the books out of the box, I appreciated that the covers were a great quality. One of those that you just can’t tear. Trust me, we all took a turn trying to tear them, ha! But that is such a great thing to include in curriculum, especially something like a workbook that is going to be used often!
The book covers are very easy on the eyes. The wording is very simple and not distracting. We got the Teacher Edition and the Test Booklet. As you flip through the book, the font is a bit basic, but once we started using the curriculum, it didn’t bother me.
I love when curriculum makes it easy for me. Especially in high school. This is definitely easy!
Each page is just one days work. They are labeled as Day 1, Day 2, etc. So easy for me as a parent!
And definitely easy for the child as it isn’t overwhelming. It shouldn’t take them very long to do that days work at all! And that means they won’t get burnt out on it either! They mention that it should take around five minutes to do, and five minutes to go over, if you choose to do that.
I like that they suggest doing it how it best fits your needs. They have suggestions, but allow for differences, which is nice.
Each worksheet is pretty similar in how it is separated. For the most part each page has four sections:
- Capitalization – There is a sentence that doesn’t have any capital letters, so it needs to be fixed.
- Punctuation – Depending on what punctuation is being learned, that is what needs to be fixed.
- Parts of Speech – Could be adjectives or conjunctions or any other part of speech, and there are different exercises to do in those sections.
- Sentence Combining – There are a few sentences listed and they need to be combined into just one sentence.
There are other sections sprinkled throughout the book as well. Analogies, Compound Sentences, that sort of thing.
They base the book on mastering..so what they learn will eventually show up again and again throughout the book, just in a different way. This helps student learn thoroughly.
The book can be written in if you have just one student, or if you have more than one like I do, you can just make a copy or two.
All of the answers are listed in the back of the book, with coordinated Day numbers. You can see that they are all squished into each Day, but there aren’t that many questions/answers that it bothers me too much.
The other book, the Test Booklet, has 18 tests included. It is based on the ten lessons previous.
This book is perforated and can be torn out and given to the student. Or like the other book, can just be copied if you have more than one child.
One thing is, the answers to the test are just to the left of the test. So if the student is taking the test in the book, the book should be folded over so that they can’t see the answers. We just made copies anyway, so we didn’t have to worry about that, but I wanted to mention it anyway.
I have really enjoyed this Grammar curriculum so far! Easy Grammar Systems have a great thing going! And honestly, I wish I had started using this when my kids were younger!
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Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 11