This book, along with the student guide are easy to follow and provide valuable information for your child. Grandma is thrilled to be receiving letters from my K and 4th grader. Covers dictation, grammar, sentence diagramming, dictionary skills and letter writing. Plenty of lessons for the year without getting overwhelmed. We have used First Language Lessons since 2nd grade and are thrilled with the results. We have started my K child with these also.
This book is very thorough and presents grammar lessons in a very clear and concise way. I feel that I'm even improving my own knowledge of grammar as I teach my children. Also, there is really no preparation, you can just sit down when you are ready and give the scripted lesson as they complete the exercises in the corresponding workbook.
I LOVE this curriculum. We have used it for years. Teacher/parent prep is nothing. Everything one needs to say to explain a concept is scripted. This book does a great job of teaching grammar - including how to diagram sentences. So simple. Complete curriculum. One does need to purchase the student book. We are using this this year with our 4th grader but would work for 3rd or 5th graders.
I received the book on time. I think this book is good for kids who are starting grammar at lower levels. It has a lot of repetitions to which my kid and I react differently. Of course for her it is boring. I believe in the fact that repetition helps retention.