The student labels the types of words in the sentence (noun, adj, pro, etc.) instead of diagramming the sentence. We all hated diagramming and it made English a miserable class. The jingles are excellent in helping learn the structure of a sentence, although we didn't use the CD, we just made up our own rhythm. It has four vocabulary words per lesson, but does not include a spelling word list. You will need a separate spelling curriculum. The student practices writing one day a week, so it doesn't get too overwhelming. I wish this went through 12th grade!
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.