Introductory Note: I purchased this on my own. I did not receive a free copy to review. Hence, these are my honest opinions and assessments on the curriculum.
Last year, we used Shurley English for our grammar curriculum. We finished up Shurley English in February and March so I was stuck: what do I do for the last 3 months of school?
I didn’t want to invest in more Shurley English. I like what they do but it doesn’t move fast enough for me. Plus, the material does not cover a whole school year.
So, I began the search i.e. googling and found Michael Clay Thompson’s Grammar Program.
It appeared stellar. Rave reviews from homeschoolers. Material difficult. Classically-driven (my cup of tea).
So, I invested in a only couple of books because I spent A LOT of money last year on curriculum.
And I was glad I did.
This program is everything it says it is and more. I can tell you right now I am a better writer just in the 3 months we completed this and I can’t WAIT to begin in August!
We ordered: Grammar Town, Practice Island, and Sentence Island. We skipped over Grammar Island because my kids already had that knowledge from Shurley Grammar. My kids loved Sentence Island which is written using animal characters. Here, I only ordered the Teacher’s Manuals. I really don’t think you need the Student Manuals in a homeschool setting.
We only did this for about 3 months or so so I will update sometime later for a full write up but I wanted to get my recommendation out there.
This forthcoming year we are doing: Caesar’s English, Grammar Voyage, Paragraph Town, Practice Town and Music of the Hemispheres