I homeschool my son and we have completed The Basic Cozy Punctuation Course. This is a great course and we really enjoyed it. It is a very gentle way to learn punctuation. Marie uses road signs as visuals to help learn the punctuation marks and my son said that he would never forget them. This course[…]
At the beginning of this year, I stumbled onto a very unique English curriculum – the Basic Cozy Grammar and Basic Cozy Punctuation courses, an award-winning series of relaxed English grammar and punctuation tutorials prepared as living textbooks. After a little research (do a Google for either course and you’ll find a number of excellent reviews) I[…]
Looking for an alternative or supplement to language arts workbooks that will entertain and educate your children? Well, my children and I have thoroughly enjoyed using The Basic Cozy Punctuation Course this past school year. It includes 15 lessons in which course author and retired teacher, Marie Rackham, instructs about the finer points of punctuation.[…]
Curriculum: Cozy Grammar/Punctuation Courses Grade level: All We love the Basic Cozy Grammar/Punctuation series by Marie Rackham! If you love the Charlotte Mason method of teaching, this series is for you! The series (grammar, punctuation, essay, spelling and intermediate grammar) is based for ages 10 to adult and is a wonderful review for those of[…]
Mrs. Rackham has exhibited the qualities and abilities associated with the master teacher.
A report to the District Superintendent of Schools about Marie Rackham as a classroom English teacher: Marie Rackham’s teaching style might be best characterized by the phrase “dramatic.” She throws her total personality into instruction and as a consequence, receives the enthusiastic input of all of her students. As a result of this infectious enthusiasm,[…]
This is a fun way to learn English grammar and punctuation! I love Marie. I love the scenery, especially when Marie saw the Orca whales, and when she caught a salmon. I love the mountains and the river and the trees and the beach.
It is cool because the teacher is on your screen. If you don’t understand something or hear her, you can stop and rewind. The video lessons show how we use parts of speech like adverbs and adjectives in everyday life.
I showed the course to students at the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade levels. I thought that the grade 9 students might object to the learning style, but when I told them that I was going to use a different program, they didn’t want me to change. The students commented that she (Marie) speaks clearly[…]
Thank you so very much for the beauty, warmth and great information you share in your Cozy Grammar/Punctuation courses. Another homeschooling mother and I trade expertise and she shared your courses with me. You truly make a rather daunting subject come alive for children as well as for their mothers!