I think you will agree that by and large, if something works, you don’t need to fix it. I suppose it is human nature, or maybe just my nature, but I never seem to be able to leave well enough alone. It seems like if you’re a teacher, you simply must change, revise, correct, improve, or add to—it’s in our DNA! Thank goodness for Shurley English because it is the kind of curriculum that works. It works for a lot of reasons, but right now, I want to talk about how the teaching scripts work for instructors to make teaching the curriculum easy.
When it comes to working with a curriculum like Shurley English, following the prescribed teaching scripts and sequence of language arts concepts is the key to student success. The authors of the curriculum are experts with numerous years of creation and implementation of their “grammar and writing recipe” in their own classrooms as well as classrooms around the world. The detailed teaching scripts were designed with teacher success in mind and to ensure consistency across grade levels. Let’s be honest, grammar and writing are not the easiest subjects to teach, but back in the day, this curriculum used to be called The Shurley Method-English Made Easy…and that’s no joke! If you keep it simple and follow the teaching scripts, teaching grammar and writing is EASY!
Here are a few reasons to “stick to the script:”
*Accountability: Your administrators can trust that you’re teaching Shurley English with fidelity. There’s no reason to re-invent the wheel!
*Consistency: You won’t have to fill in the gaps or worry about playing catch-up with students who learned a different way to recite the Question & Answer Flow in a previous grade level.
*Time Management: The lessons are created for you! You don’t have to spend extra time or effort worrying about explaining the hard concepts in Language Arts. (direct objects, object compliment nouns, natural and inverted word order, complex sentences, clauses, five-paragraph persuasive essays, etc.)
Here’s the bottom line, Shurley English is a proven method that works! Want to learn more? Please go to our website and request online samples of our Shurley English digital edition.