This is my second time using the Easy Grammar 5th grade. My older son did it practically on his own. This son needs a little more guidance, so I see more and I'm learning too. Grammar was my most feared subject in high school, so I managed to avoid taking it. Thanks now to Easy Grammar, I'm learning it isn't that scary. Both of the boys have done and are doing well with it. I agree with others that you really need the student book unless you want to copy every single lesson.
It is a lovely program that supports kids in learning the finer points in English Grammar. Designed with just a touch of thinking processing for kids. English Grammar is not being taught in some schools. Nor, is spelling. I was told it wasn't needed because software corrects for you. Beware.
The book is easy to follow. I love being able to improve my own understanding of grammar at the same time. This review is to primarily point out that I bought this book without the student workbook or test book because blank student pages are in the book and the publisher says you can use it for one student. It's a great idea, but just not practical or convenient. The book isn't really set up to allow for the usage of the student pages. There isn't a separate section for answers and a separate section for student pages. The answers are printed on the left side of the page while the student pages are on the right. I could just paperclip a cover page on the left side for each lesson and hand my daughter the book but it's cumbersome. The book is over 700 pages! I don't feel I can tear the pages out because on the back of each student page is the answer page to tomorrow's lesson. The student book is 317 pages and the test book 48. I'm not going to photocopy that many, so I finally ended up buying the student books anyway. Next time I'll just buy them all at the same time and save the extra shipping cost. It's a great idea since homeschoolers are always looking for ways to save money, but the publisher didn't set the book up to actually be able to do so, in my opinion.