Having trouble with 7th grade grammer Anyone know of a good one that will explain without being overwhelming we have bob jones writing and grammer now.
I recommend Easy Grammar, which I just started (with my 6th grade girls) in January. I really dislike how most grammar programs are taught (don't even get me started on diagramming - ugh), but Easy Grammar has been amazing. It's very solid, but not overwhelming. My girls who've only ever had light, mostly informal grammar instruction before last month are totally fine with this. They are understanding things and retaining the information and not feeling burdened by it at all. I started them with Level 6 even though they hadn't had it before, and they've been fine so you could very likely start with Level 7 even though you'd be new to the curriculum.
I second the suggestion for Easy Grammar. My boys are younger than your kids (4th and 5th grade), but we started using it recently and it's a great program. Easy to understand and a solid grammar education, but on average they spend 10 or 15 minutes on the assignment and then can move on to other things.
I third Easy Grammar!
We used Easy Grammar Plus for the last two years, 7th and 8th grade. It explains a lot.I especially loved that it starts out teaching about prepositions and prepositional phrases. It makes learning everything else so easy. Now I just have her do a few Daily Grams now and then to keep her skills up.
We use Growing With Grammar. I think they go up to 8th grade.
Easy Grammar Plus
Easy Grammar is my suggestion as well. We are beginning the Grade 5 after many "failed" attempts at others and it looks much easier and user friendly!
We use Rod and Staff. It is more challenging, but there is great explanation in the teacher's book. We use it until the kids complete book one of 9 & 10. I questioned whether to use it or not, until my oldest was dual enrolled at a nearby university. His Comp I professor asked the class who had diagrammed in high school. When only a handful of students raised their hands, he told the rest of the class their high school English teachers had failed them. We have worked on our other four kids with the diagramming, and as they have improved in their diagramming, the rest of their work in English has improved.
We used Rod and Staff up to 5th grade but found some of the instructions confusing. Lately we started Winston Grammar - the basics and it is all about identifying the part of speech of EVERY word in a sentence.
What kind of trouble? Is it the writing/grammar or both?
Hi. I have used Abeka, Rod and Staff, and Easy Grammar Ultimate. My son loves the Easy Grammar Ultimate. I don't know if he is learning anything though. I am going back to Abeka grammar for 9th grade.
I bought Editor In Chief too, but he seems to have a problem finding the errors. I must confess that I do too on some of them.