How do you Illuminate? Grammarstacey lane
In Illuminations, Easy Grammar and Winston Grammar are the programs of choice. Easy Grammar is scheduled for grades 3, 4 & 5 and Winston Grammar for grades 6,7,& 8.
This past year was my first experience with Winston. I used it for my daughter who is in the 6th grade. My favorite parts were the colored coded cards and the scripted lesson on introducing a new concept. The cards provided a great visual and hands-on method for learning parts of grammar. The one down side for us was there weren’t enough pages to complete. The lessons plans in Illuminations do suggest doing the sentences with the cards and then doing them in the workbook on paper. We actually went through the book doing 1/2 of each lesson a day, then at the end of the year we went back through the book doing a whole lesson a day for review. Because Winston does have fewer lessons then a school year, Illuminations also provides lesson plans for the Blue Book of Grammar. Since it was our first year with Winston, I went with the review on my own instead of the Blue Book of Grammar. Winston does note that it doesn’t cover punctuation which is where the Blue Book comes in. This year we are moving into Advanced level of Winston and I plan to use the Blue Book more.
This will be my first year using Easy Grammar with my younger children. The more I do Illuminations the more I use the programs planned. Since this is my third year with Illuminations, I have finally decided to give this program a try. Since this is a well established program I am sure there are those who are able to give more information about it. Try a google search!
Working on getting grammar organized for her children this week…