While this has not been a good fit for us, I wanted to love it. I like the concept of combining reading, spelling, cursive, grammar, etc. Copy work is part of this course. Each lesson seems geared toward one week. It is up to the teacher to choose how much is covered on a particular day. I felt some days there was just too much to cover. Maybe I wasn't splitting it up well. I felt the grammar rules were moving along too quickly. The best fit for us out of this book was the cursive handwriting. We only stuck with this for about two months before abandoning it.
I like the progression of what the students are expected to write. My son doesn't like writing but this course requires that he write just a little bit each week. It seems like just enough writing to give him the practice he needs to build his confidence but not so much that he hates it.
It was a hard transition from public to homeschool and my 2nd grader was really restless with all the subjects we were trying to cover this year. So when a friend loaned me her LLATL teacher book to check out, I was sold! I loved how pressure free it is at working with your child where they are at instead of forcing them to finish every page or activity to complete the whole book. As a parent, I felt freed to really engage with my child and not be tethered to a check list of thing we need to complete! My child now is excited to start the new book next year, he has even started a few pages!
I heard about LLATL from a mom who had great results with her son who didn't like reading and writing. I discovered the same thing she did as we used it - so easy to use, little prep required, keeps my youngest interested in his work, teaches the nuts and bolts of the language in a fun and easy way. My other kids want to try it, too.
It's a good solid curriculum for English, a bit pricey and not easily adaptable for multi-level teaching but definitely teacher- and learner-friendly.