This book cover only grammar and writing. There is very little literature but you can incorporate literature very easy. I like this book because it give you flexibility, your child can do it on his/her own. It doesn't need a lot of help from the parent. Easy to understand instructions, short lessons but directly to the point with very good examples. It usually takes my kids about 30 minutes to finish the lesson each day. It give you flexibility. If your child doesn't understand a subject it give you plenty examples and explanations. You can do as much as you want with one subject or very little.
Love this curriculum. I have used BJU English and Grammar for all my children from grade 1-6. I love how the chapters are laid out with grammar teachings one week and a writing week the next. I also love how the lesson section thoroughly teaches the new concepts and offers examples of the teaching. I will use it again! My children are becoming strong writers and their writing is grammatically correct - thanks to this program.
I really like this English so far. My kids have been using it for a few months. The only thing I can say is the lessons are quick but for my kids it works nice. If I need them to have more repetition I end up looking for worksheets either on-line or I use the ones that BJ offers with the Teachers Manual.