Just the thought of having to teach Grammar struck fear into my homeschooling heart. So, I avoided it. Mostly. The first year we homeschooled I used Switched on Schoolhouse and their Language Arts software. So, I wasn’t actually teaching it, the software was doing all the hard work. The second year, I did a few lessons based on some free worksheets I stumbled across online. So, you could say, I stuck a tiny toe into the Grammar waters. The I read about an amazing book called, The Big Blue Book of Grammar. It was supposed to be easy to understand (Bonus!) and the company had built a website to go with the book. My techie side shouted hurray! The the cherry on the top appeared. This dear woman had made videos on youtube that I could actually watch! The visual learner in me just about passed out with happiness!
Since, one of my goals this year was to foster independence and accountability in my children with their school work. I needed a way to present bite sized grammar lessons that were fun, quick and totally accessible by the child. So, I accumulated all the links, that I had planned to use for Grammar into one Word Document. The Beloved’s Two-Year Grammar Schedule was born.
I used the following as my spines for the schedule:
- The BLUE BOOK of Grammar and Punctuation
- Grammar-Land, by M.L. Nesbitt. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Which you can find over at LibriVox. www.archive.org/details/grammar-land_1011
- School House Rock videos usually found at youtube.com, but I picked up a copy of the videos so my kids watching them on the DVD.
So, please feel free to download The Beloved’s Two-Year Grammar Schedule and let me know what you think!