What people like-
- Logical and easy to teach.
- Most kids like the jingles.
- Excellent grammar instruction.
What people don’t like-
- Too repetitive.
- Dry and boring. Feels like school.
- It requires a lot of teacher prep and direction.
- The teacher’s manual can be confusing.
- Does not teach spelling, phonics or reading.
- Workbooks are not reproducible.
- Listen to samples of the jingles, and look at samples of the writing on the website.
- Can buy through Amazon.com or Christianbook.com
Want a language arts curriculum that teaches grammar, spelling, writing and reading all in one? Try Logic of English.https://www.logicofenglish.com/
Looking for a grammar program that allows for more independent work? Try Easy Grammar http://www.easygrammar.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Author/Publisher/Website- Brenda Shurley/Shurley Instructional Materials, Inc./https://www.shurley.com/
Summary from company- “In 1989, eighteen years after I began this journey, our first edition of The Shurley Method: English Made Easy was published for grades 1-7. Today, our company has an expansive line of Language Arts curriculum including the fourth edition of the Shurley English series for public schools, a 15-week intensive grammar program, and a Spanish to English ELL curriculum.
With many parents now assuming the responsibility for educating their children at home, I have long recognized the need for providing assistance to parents who have undertaken this awesome responsibility. Teaching Language Arts need not be as foreboding a task as one might think. Realizing that many who are teaching language skills to their children are parents who themselves have had bad experiences with Language Arts, I have designed a homeschool series that engages children physically, as well as mentally. Not only will the children enjoy their journey through language-land, but those of you who are homeschooling your children will enjoy it too.”
What Friends Are Saying About, Shurley English...
You can do this! I highly suggest Shurley English for grammar! We love it! You will learn right along with your daughter and you will love it! There is so much help out there! -Jennifer
For Grammar and writing, I think Shurley English is the best. Once you get into it, the lessons are quick and the retention is amazing! I am learning the SWR (Spell to write and read) program right now which covers everything - speling, reading, writing, and is supposed to take you from early reading to 12th grade. I think it take a lot to learn hot to do it, but it's a one time purchase of the program (under $100 on amazon) and people swear by it. -Jenn
I personally like Shirley English. We are doing 2,6 & 8. It does move a little fast,but I like th classifying(diagramming) sentences.8 is pretty aggressive, but my daughter is staying up with it(I end up having her explain some things to me!) -Charlotte
Shurley English has a scripted grammar and composition curriculum. I use one level for multiple ages and it seems to work for us. The jingles are pretty hokey, but it teaches a lot. -Mary
I have used Shurley English and IEW with my oldest. When I started schooling my youngest I went straight to IEW. -Mickela
I was amazed how much my kids learned about grammar. Way more than I ever did in school, but they claimed they hated it. It included a lot of expository writing practice, but not much creative writing. We still sing the Preposition Song. :) -Jana