We started out the year using Easy Grammar (2nd grade) and First Language Lessons, Level 3. FLL is designed to be used two or three times a week and the Easy Grammar 2nd grade book is set up more like the Daily Grams books for the other grades. I thought it would be a good fit using them together.
While we loved First Language Lessons, Vol. 1 & 2, the kids found the lessons in Vol. 3 to be rather long and tedious. When I pulled it out, I always got, “No! Not the green book!”
Easy Grammar, on the other hand, they actually enjoy. There are never any complaints and they both — even Josh — tell me that they like the sentence combining; it’s their favorite part. Brianna has said, since we began using Easy Grammar (four years ago, for her), that grammar is her favorite subject.
Did you read that? I have three kids who enjoy grammar. Seriously, is there any better endorsement for a grammar program?
My favorite part of Easy Grammar: Grade 2 is the systematic approach to grammar and the daily review of previously learned concepts. It starts out very basic and builds on what the students have learned. For example, when we first started, basically all that needed to be done to combine sentences was to add the word “and,” such as:
Now the sentences require a little more thought:
Edited to add: If you’re just joining me, be sure to read the follow-up post.