Homeschooling Middle School Kids with GrammarFlip

Dec 8, 2016

A simple, straight-forward homeschool grammar program that is perfect for independent learning in the middle school years.


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Over the years, I've pretty much stuck with grammar books that fit with our Charlotte Mason philosophy. And I still like those books.

But the world is more technology-oriented these days, which means we have more options when it comes to homeschool curriculum choices.

As most of you know, my kids and I prefer real books and pencil/paper over online learning. Every now and then, however, we try out an online learning program.

This time, it's GrammarFlip.

TLTR Synopsis: This grammar program is fantastic for middle school kids. We loved it and you can get a 30-day trial here.

GrammarFlip is an online grammar curriculum for middle and high school students.

We started the program last week and Lorelai is actually enjoying it. Typically, with online learning, she gets frustrated with having to "read too much." (Dyslexia isn't always her friend.) 

That's not been the case with GrammarFlip.

Benefits of Homeschooling with GrammarFlip

Independent Learning
Lorelai is 13 years old. Long gone are the days of mommy being present for every lesson. GrammarFlip allows her to learn independently, while receiving feedback as she goes.

Writing Practice
Each lesson is followed up with a writing assignment to put into practice the skills learned. 

These lessons can be handwritten or integrated with Formative for kids who prefer to keyboard.

Skill Mastery
Also included with each lesson is a quiz. The quizzes give instant feedback to the student, while informing you of the child's grades and progress. 

Using GrammarFlip

GrammarFlip is easy to use. 

It doesn't have a lot of distracting bells and whistles. It's a simple, straightforward program that any child can easily navigate, making independent learning easy.

Each lesson begins with a video. On the screen, you'll see a video to the left and a slide show to the right. If your child struggles with processing issues, as mine does, the slide show tool may prove to be invaluable. 

Also, it's a handy tool for reviewing something one might have missed.

Video and slide show options for lessons 

Each lesson is reinforced with a writing activity. These come with options, too.

Your child can choose to write the assignment, or use Formative. 

My daughter chooses to write in her notebook. For the sake of this post, we did one writing assignment using Formative.

It was easy to import the questions into my formative account. She signed in using her own login. Once finished, I could see her work on my own dashboard at Formative.

Above, we see the assignment - top and center. 
On the lower left, I can see her work. 
To the right, I see she completed 50% of her assignments.

Speaking of dashboards, on the teacher dashboard, I can see Lorelai's progress and assigned grade. 

The purpose of an assigned grade is, of course, to communicate a child's progress to a parent. So while I don't need to assign grades in my homeschool (until transcript time anyway), it's a necessary tool of communication in this case.

She's working on her own, so I need that communication.

What's Included in the Grammar Curriculum?

There are 60 lessons covering everything from common nouns and verb phrases to gerunds and infinitives. They've really got you covered in the grammar department.

As well, there are games for reinforcing information. What kid doesn't enjoy playing games? 

What We Think of GrammarFlip

Lorelai is enjoying this grammar curriculum. 

She's often nervous about her knowledge of proper grammar (again, we can thank dyslexia for that), and this program is helping her become more confident in that area.

She enjoys the short lessons (very Charlotte Mason friendly on that count) and immediate feedback on the quizzes.

Writing is important to knowledge retention, so I appreciate those. I am also pleased that there are options. For kids who have dysgraphia, keyboarding is often easier for them. Although Lorelai has dysgraphia, she enjoys the physical act of writing.

Options. I'm all about options.

Along that same thought, the video with the slide show option is great. Since my child has dyslexia and auditory processing disorder, we appreciate the slideshow feature. If she misses something along the way, it's great to have that slideshow available to go back and read at her own pace.

This curriculum definitely gets a thumbs up from us!

How You Can Add GrammarFlip to YOUR Homeschool Curriculum

Visit GrammarFlip to begin your free trial.

The program only costs $7 per month or $39 per year.Seriously, how many curriculum programs are that inexpensive? Pretty much none. It's a great deal.

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Do your kids enjoy online learning? Let me know in the comments. 

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  1. I love online curriculum for kids. It makes it more fun for the kids and easier on mom. I will be checking this out. Thanks Michelle! Thanks so much for linking up at #familyfriday we appreciate it! We hope you come back next week.

    1. I need to blog more! Then I'll be back. ;-)

  2. Sounds like a great alternative to workbooks. I'm pinning this.

    1. It really is! My kids are fine with workbooks to a degree, but this program is inexpensive and thorough.


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