Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
If you’re a homeschooling parent, looking for a grammar curriculum for your elementary student, IEW (Institute For Excellence in Writing) is a wonderful choice. I love Institute for Excellence in Writing so I jumped at the chance to review Level 5 Frog Prince from the Fix It! Grammar series.
Organized Grammar Curriculum
If you’re looking for an organized and “easy-to-follow” lesson plans, you may benefits from this IEW curriculum. Having used several different grammar curricula, I found Fix It! Grammar from IEW very systematic and organized. I know that many homeschool parents search for a curriculum that is easy to understand and lays everything out for you.
This curriculum has a clear Table of Contents that moves from basic knowledge and builds upon previously taught concepts. The teach manual contains appendices for additional resources to help you as you prepare to teach your student. Also, a blank scope and sequence page can help parents keep track of concepts their students have learned.
Grammar Concepts For Mastery
Being an educator by trade, I am always searching for a resources that encourage mastery of concepts before moving on to the new lessons. Fix! It Grammar does that very well. In this Level 5 workbook, students begin learning/reviewing capitalization and punctuation rules as they work through the examples for practice.
The thing that I love most about the IEW curriculum is that they encourage the use of “strong verbs” in writing. They also give you links to students resources materials with clear examples of what strong verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are best used in writing.
Efficient and Timely Lessons
As homeschool parents, many of us are teaching multiple children and are looking for efficient, full, and timely lessons. I don’t know about you, but I never spend more than 30 minutes on a lesson, unless we’re reading books together. Fix It! Grammar Level 5 Frog Prince lessons should only take about 15-20 minutes. Keeping that mind, working through the concepts was helpful. Each week adds a new concept, incorporating previous concepts for practice.
**While my 8th grader did not need to work through this curriculum to learn these concepts, it was fun to work through for practice that included one of our favorite fairy tales.
If you’d like more thoughts on more IEW curriculum choices, feel free to check out more reviews from my fellow Crew members.