2 Stars Out Of 5
Not enough instruction
March 29, 2011
We tried this LifePac this year as a way to free up some of my time from the intensive direct instruction approach that so many other language arts curricula take. Unfortunately, I found the teachers guides to be severely lacking in telling me what I needed to teach when, so often my child would simply progress through the workbook until she couldn't do something and then come and ask me how to do it.
She found it frustrating because she's bright, but felt inadequate because she couldn't figure it out herself. The goal of teaching spelling, handwriting, grammar, etc. all in one lifepac is a noble one (and a dream for a busy homeschool Mom), but the reality is that it falls far short of that goal.
I'm glad it was there so that I had a bit of a break for one year, but I would not continue with it for my regular curriculum.