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Rated 5 out of 5 by MelissaSmith Well-laid out/Easy to use
The BJU Press English curriculum is a fantastic program that can reach both the academically advanced and those who are not quite as familiar with the fundamentals of English grammar. The book does a great job explaining terms and processes of how to manipulate a sentence word-by-word. Our students have certainly excelled in the grammar department using this book. There are two areas that could be modified to better serve the students - charts and the writing sections. Even in middle school, students seem to really learn and be able to memorize well from charts. If there were corresponding charts to use with each chapter as references, that could prove to be helpful. Also the writing sections are somewhat minimal in their expectations of each writing piece. The assignments themselves are good and there is always an example. However, the book is not clear on how each assignment is to be written or what aspects are to be included. This could be helpful to not only the teacher, but also the students.
December 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SaraBrooke Excellent
We have been using BJU Press English for 3rd through 9th grade (and look forward to 10th - 12th grades!). It is very teacher-friendly, with lesson plans in the back of the book. The repititious nature of the material makes it easy to learn the concepts while learning new information through the stories presented. We tried using another curriculum for our 7th grade son, and he has requested that we switch back to BJU English for 8th grade - that says a lot to me as a parent! Thank you for your exceptional materials.
October 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reginna Textbook is extremely easy to follow and very organized
I do, however, wish there were some more activities for the students to practice with. When teaching new concepts, there are only about 1-2 exercsies for them to work through.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mamadecuatro Would definitely recommend
I like that it is exactly what is covered in the chapter.I also like the fact that each test has a theme- you actually learn just reading the exercises on the test.It's like an article on some topic.Brilliant!
February 12, 2013