Lots of money for something that hasn't been revised in years. I'm surprised with how much it costs that they haven't updated it to include an effective index for both teacher, and mostly the student edition. Very hard to understand.. :(
I am a veteran homeschooler, and I love the Shurley Grammar programs. I tried several different programs and was still looking until I found Shurley two years ago. Now I'll never use anything else. It explains things for me so that I can explain them to my student. Last year my third grader helped her twelfth grade sister with figuring out what job a word had by using the way Shurley teaches them to classify sentences. I only wish I had found Shurley years ago. I am starting my twentieth year of homeschool this year.
We're just 3 weeks into this so it will take more time to really evaluate it. It's very systematic, one concept building on another. My children seem to be picking up on things quickly and I think they will ultimately develop a thorough understanding of grammar. It also seems to help them pay attention to details (yippie!). Exclamation, Strong Feeling, Exclamatory sentence. (E) :-) I've used more than one approach to grammar over the years and find that none of them are perfect. I like rigorous grammar instruction, so I think I'll be happy with Shurley Grammar. Suggested Improvements: The Jingles. They are very awkward and not much fun. My children much prefer the grammar jingles we purchased through Sonlight several years ago.