Easy Grammar very easy to plan because it is straightforward; the student simply does the next lesson each day, x days a week. While Easy Grammar is like this, one should not leave this class unplanned. In this article, I would like to address a few planning points for Easy Grammar workbooks.
Look through the student worksheets to determine how many worksheets there are and then decide:
I used the big purple book (the oldest one) for two years (5th & 6th grades), usually for 4 days a week sometimes 3, and the worksheets were scheduled consecutively. I planned the pages in order and **for the most part, I followed my lesson plans:
1. Year one, I scheduled the first half of the book.
2. Year two, I scheduled the second half of the book.
Once a week, more or less, I taught my homemade English classes such as these two: Who Needs an Illustration, Sentence Building - Activity One and Activity Two and a few other homemade classes. (I really enjoyed making up new ways to teach English.)
**Straying from the lesson plans: If I believed my child needed a better understanding a particular grammatical element—now, rather than later, then of course I strayed from the lesson plans. When I was satisfied with the results, we picked up where we left off. As homeschoolers, we have the liberty to do this. While I am on the topic of straying from lesson plans, I would like to point out that breaking from a plan to fill a gap is (another) reason that we should not slot a plan for every school day. I had better results when I planned no more than 32 weeks of our 36 week school year.
Use a Subject Planner: Quarter planners and semester planners would both work. I used a quarter planner for its larger boxes. You can find those types of planners here: Term & Subject Homeschool Planners
I planned Easy Grammar based on series planning, in other words, I entered an Easy Grammar lesson plan in every box. (This is the normal way to use a subject planner.) Other than the school year, I added no dates or days to the planner. Lesson Series for an entire book is briefly explained here: Using the Quarter Planner along with an example.
Please Note: This example is based on the old purple book starting somewhere in the middle of the teacher's book.
Name: Jane Austen Class: Grammar (4X a week)
T = Teacher Page (This is a day to teach the lesson, I recommend highlighting all teaching days.)
WS = worksheet page
Materials: Easy Grammar Plus (list the books used)
Reference Key: The lesson planner example shown above is "Alpha Keyed". You can read more about that at Lesson Planner Coordinates and Reference Keys.
Note: If you must make a weekly plan of all subjects for records, use your subject planners each week to fill in the up-coming week in a weekly planner. [See Example of this: Transfer Plans from Subject Form to Weekly Form] Just like it is with all school planning, do what best suits you and gets the job done.
July 28, 2007, Updated August 13, 2015
Below I am expressing my opinion about buying books, feel free to ignore me or take my advice.
Yes, my experience is that the teacher's book is useful and it saves time.
The student's workbook is a good deal and will save you time. I recommend buying a workbook for the children who are using the books over copying pages from the teacher's book. If you choose not to take my recommendation, then please, before making copies, make certain that it is not forbidden, sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't, and sometimes permission is limited. Make certain that you do not break copyright laws.
Note: I'm not familiar with the test booklet because they did not exist when we used Easy Grammar.
Because I like Easy Grammar, I have made printable preposition lists and printable preposition bingo. The lists may be printed from this page. Preposition bingo is printed from other pages and links are provided below.
Printable Easy Grammar Preposition Lists
List of Prepositions for Grade 3
List of Prepositions for Grade 4
List of Prepositions for Grade 5
List of Prepositions for Grade 6 and Easy Grammar Plus