Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Getting it" with Grammar ~

We have been talking over on the AKOL e-group about Spelling and now Grammar.

This is one area my older son can have real trouble with.  I am sure there are many reasons but I think the biggest reason, (besides his LD's) is that he just hates it. Simply put. He really, really doesn't like it. He sees no reason for it and feels he will never need to know all of this ever.

Depending on what he does with his life as an adult, he may be quite right. BUT, we are still going to learn proper grammar ( grin) he loves that idea.

One of our group members had been reading through our spelling conversation and jumped in to mention a new grammar program she is trying with her son. English Grammar Revolution -  I had a look at it and quite honestly could see my son maybe even "enjoying"  ( I say that lightly) practicing and learning grammar.

It never really occurred to me to introduce diagramming right away. I think this would really help him kind of separate things in his mind as to what words are used for which ~ he gets very confused with this and often will underline or add clauses instead of the actual verb or noun... I think this could really help. I am going to try this and wanted to share this with you just in case you were finding the same things happening and possibly check this out as well~  Thanks to my friend Maria who brought this to our attention, are friends just grand? :) 

For Sale items added to new page~

Its that time of year when we are cleaning things out. I started mine last week and have been slowly going through things we no longer are using and have finished.

The list is not complete and I will be adding more as I go through things~ see the For Sale page if your interested in looking ~ :)

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