I think I may be the only one according to the reviews but I just couldn't stand it! I'm a teacher and this just isn't my style. I've used since day one and here we are at first 9 weeks and I'm selling on Ebay. I just can't stand those jingles. This may be cute for a girl but my 12 year old son didn't care for and i don't blame. The format is odd and to me clumsy.
This is the best product I have seen for homeschooling. The teacher's book is detailed giving many examples to teach on a board, before the child works in the workbook. Also, each chapter is detailed noting may grammar rules/uses, with individual lessons in each chapter. The book identifies the eight parts of speech and has the child labeling sentences, etc. Their are oral builders, jingles to help with memory of parts of speech. Each chapter has a skill test and application test. Also, their are writing prompts with teaching the developments of each type of writing. Lastly, there is an effective teacher planning box for each chapter. This is great solid set building a foundation which will ease them with confidence into the next years of school and college. This is a well developed book worth adding to your homeschooling years.
This is a complete grammar book. You do not need to supplement with other books for extra practice. My kids enjoy it, we have done levels 1-7 so far. Last year just out of couriosity we switch grammar textbooks and tried 4 diff. grammar books!! none worked as well as Shurley English and my kids were asking to use Shurley again.