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    Default Grammar, grades 4-6

    For some strange reason, I am feeling like my son, currently 5th grade, could use a little grammar....I think it is because I didn't get any until high school and then was totally floored by it despite being a decent writer. (Which, I will say...he is not a decent writer but is working on it. Mostly errors along the spelling lines, but there is an absence of punctuation that could be worked on.)

    So....I am looking for something fun, that my son can do. Not Mad Libs....have a bunch of those. Diagramming might be interesting as he is very visual...really "got" math when we started RightStart Math that uses and abacus. Small, self contained lessons would be great, extra points if it is silly or funny in some manner. He is not necessarily at grade level so 4th grade up to 6th is probably fine.


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    Not a curriculum but Grammar Girl creates visuals to help remember different issues with grammar. She has a blog and podcast. She also sells books. Her explanations are very accessible.

    Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips grammar girl

    Less tactful is The Oatmeal. You will want to check it out to make sure it is appropriate, but I guarantee he will remember the concepts.

    Comics :: Grammar - The Oatmeal

    Also, Eats, Shoots, and Leaves is a good series. More tactful than the Oatmeal, but she presents good points in a memorable way. Lynne Truss: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
    Last edited by Mariam; 03-31-2016 at 11:11 PM. Reason: add source

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    Thanks! I will check into those! Hadn't thought about The Oatmeal...but yes, I don't flinch from most things...just tell him not to repeat it in nice company! Thanks for all the links! I will check them all out.

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    *Less tactful is the Oatmeal.* How often does that sentence ever get said?

    I remember him from Jibbers Crabst. No idea he was so helpful about teaching grammar, too!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Easy Grammar.....
    ~*~*Marta, mom to 5 boys.
    DS 1 ( 19, has his associates' degree and is off to college)
    DS 2 (17 and dual enrollment in college)
    Keegan (15 and enrolled in a PPP but still has home classes)
    Sully (10 years, 4th grade)
    Finn, (9 years, 3rd grade)

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    Yeah we liked Easy Grammar too, the 5th grade book.

    We also spent some time reading Grammar-Land and doing exercises from it that I downloaded from some blog or another.
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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Grammar, grades 4-6