Analytical Grammar is recommended in The Well-Trained Mind, Homeschooling 101: The Essential Handbook, and Simply Charlotte Mason.
Here are some excerpts from reviews available online. Click the links below to read the entire review.
This page has reviews for Analytical Grammar, Beyond the Book Report, Junior Analytical Grammar, and The Eternal Argument.
“Analytical Grammar and the DVDs definitely get a thumbs up. The program is easy to implement, easy to use, and effective. I am thrilled to have a program that works and that my son actually enjoys.”
–Life with the Tribe
“I believe that this course can fully equip a student with the understanding not only of how English grammar works, but why it works the way it does. Sometimes we can speak with excellent grammar; but do we know why the language works the way it does? If we study grammar with the Analytical Grammar course, we certainly will!”
“Well, I for one am very relieved to have discovered Analytical Grammar. This program is going to unburden a lot of families from the pressure of having to do grammar ‘all the time.’ I believe Robin has struck an absolute home run with these programs.”
–The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“We have always struggled with drill-and-kill grammar in our home. I think the entire Analytical Grammar approach is fabulous and highly recommend it to the parents of all kinds of learners. It’s a real winner!”
–The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“Overall, these courses do a thorough job with grammar and diagramming and are easy for both teacher and student to use.”
“Use this program for grammar, spend less time doing drill-and-kill worksheets, and spend more time reading and writing. After all, that is the reason for grammar study – to foster good writers and adept readers. Analytical Grammar will help you in this endeavor.”
–Homeschooling 101: The Essential Handbook
“Analytical Grammar is a challenging yet thorough grammar program. It covers everything you will ever need to know about parts of speech, usage, diagramming, as well as punctuation. We have been VERY pleased with this program, and highly recommend it.”
– Family Bookshelf
“By creating the Analytical Grammar course, Robin Finley has taken a subject that can often be very confusing and broken it down into bite-sized pieces so every student can have a thorough understanding of grammar that will benefit them throughout their lives. Grade: A”
–Homeschooling From the Heart
“I do believe my homeschooling dilemmas are over in the area of English thanks to Analytical Grammar. I was given a complete set of their curriculum to try out and review and I am TOTALLY sold on this product.”
-For Such a Time as This
“I absolutely love this program!! It really makes my kids think about how our language works which helps in the learning of other languages.”
Beyond the Book Report:
“This program is much more than your run-of-the-mill, fill-in-the-blank type of program. It will challenge your student to think critically about what they have read, and then write clearly in response.”
–Mom of Many
“I love that it’s visual learning and is easy for the parents with step by step instructions. You don’t have to play the guessing game and you can be sure nothing has been left out…It covers it all!”
Junior Analytical Grammar:
“It has been a wonderful asset to our homeschool this year. The lessons are very simple, but offer exactly the amount of review that these two need.”
–Willow and Spring
“This program is so gentle for beginning learners; it really does help the teacher and the student too, building them up as they go through the program. Especially the student. My oldest son, while still not excited about grammar, has a better understanding of many of the concepts and agreed that this program was ‘the best yet.'”
–A “Peace” of Mind
“Jimmy didn’t gripe and complain while doing this workbook at all. By the time he was done with all 11 sections, he felt more confident in his knowledge. In fact, after he finished his workbook he couldn’t wait to ‘teach’ his brother what he had finally grasped thanks to doing the tasks in this workbook.”
–Tidbits of Experience
The Eternal Argument:
“Having a guide like The Eternal Argument provides a framework for understanding Western literature. And this framework can make it much easier to understand and much more enjoyable.”
–As We Walk Along the Road
“What the book The Eternal Argument has done for me is give me a total whole other side of every book I read. So, there will be lots of other deeper, hidden meanings to all the book we read.”
–Shut the Fridge
“I found The Eternal Argument to be a fascinating, enlightening, and very practical book and I will be sure to use it frequently as I teach high school level literature during the next few years.”
–Debbie’s Homeschool Corner
Customers e-mail us all the time to tell us what they think of AG. Below are some unsolicited comments we’ve received from home teachers who are using AG products with their students.
“We are a homeschool family and have used AG this year with an 8th grader and a 10th grader. We are doing the whole book in one year. We have throughly enjoyed using AG! I cannot think of a better book to cement grammar information on a high school level. Our oldest child just took the ACT back in February. Normally, he scores highest in the area of math. However, HIS HIGHEST SUBTEST WAS ENGLISH, of all things. He scored a 29 on the English subtest of the ACT. We can not thank you enough for this wonderful product!”
“Hello. I just wanted you to know what a NIGHTMARE these last few years of grammar has been. You have changed EVERYTHING!!! I never thought that i would find a curriculum that my son could actually enjoy! Thanks!”
“My 16-year-old son couldn’t remember a noun from a verb, despite numerous grammar programs and he hated grammar. Now, nine months into the two-year -track program, he is diagramming complex sentences that make my head spin! Best of all, he is able to learn the new concepts on his own with very little instruction from Mom. I still can’t say he enjoys grammar, but he is enjoying a new found confidence!”
“Dear Robin, I met you and talked a bit about your products at the convention in St.Charles, MO, where I purchased your “Teaching the Essay” Set. It was by far the best writing tool we have ever used. My daughter Katelyn, who is in 8th grade, used to abhor writing, but now does it well, and with very little, if any, complaining! She is using the format for many other types of papers than the literary essay, and she has been applying the method to all of her assignments even in other classes. She keeps her blank copies of the worksheets and uses them over and over. I am so excited to see the “Teaching the Research Paper,” which I will gladly be picking up at the convention this year.”
“My children are in Unit 9 of Season One and are doing unbelievably well. I don’t ever remember doing grammar in school and am excited that my children will have such a wonderful foundation in understanding sentence structure. Today they were labeling so quickly that I could barely keep up with them. They are in sixth and eighth grade. Thank you for this program. It has worked so well.”
“I wanted to write and say, “Thank you.” Your program is wonderful.”
Grammar studies have been completed, but high schoolers still need to keep their grammar and editing skills sharp!
Perfect for those who have completed the sold-separately Analytical Grammar course, high school aged students can more seamlessly into the High School Grammar Reinforcement workbooks.
This workbook contains 18 exercises, enough for one worksheet every two weeks in a school year. Help students retain their knowledge through a specific and thorough set of exercises. Pages include two sentences to be parsed and diagrammed, three sentences on which to practice grammar analysis skills by picking out phrases and clauses, and a passage to copyedit. Diagramming exercises are to be completed in a separate notebook, however answer sheets for the grammar analysis questions are included.
Part of a series of four, each of the exercise pages in The Great American Authors is centered on American authors, including Mark Twain, Poe, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ray Bradbury, and others.
73 pages, spiral-bound. Answer key included. Grades 9, 10, 11, 12.