Homeschool Orders and Information

Our friends at Saxon® Homeschool publish Grammar and Writing 4-8 for homeschool.

Where to Buy the Homeschool Edition:

Homeschoolers may order kits from Saxon® Homeschool or from any of their favorite homeschool distributors, such as Amazon, ChristianBook, and RainbowResource.

  • Note: All public, private, and charter schools should order the hardcover school version of Grammar and Writing, which is available exclusively to schools and sold by Hake Publishing.
     

Frequently Asked Questions:

Below are some common questions we receive from homeschoolers about the program:

What is the difference between the school version and homeschool edition?

The two products are nearly identical in content but are published and distributed differently:

  • Saxon® Homeschool distributes the Grammar and Writing program in softcover form to the homeschool market only. Homeschool customers may order kits (which include both student and teacher materials) directly from Saxon® Homeschool or through any homeschool curriculum retailer. 
  • Hake Publishing distributes Grammar and Writing exclusively to schools with a hardcover version of the Student Textbook designed for repeated classroom use. Schools also receive a more substantial Teacher's Edition. If you represent a school, click here to learn about ordering, or contact us for information about using the series in your school.

 

How much parent/teacher instruction is typically required for each lesson?

Most homeschool students can complete each lesson without much parent involvement. 

 

How much time does it take to complete each lesson? 

Homeschool students typically complete the lesson instruction, the lesson practice, and the review set in 30 to 50 minutes.


Is there a placement test for Grammar and Writing like there is for Saxon® Math?

In the past we offered a placement test, but nearly every student placed at the lowest level due to insufficient grammar preparation. We now recommend placing a student at grade level if the student reads comfortably at or above grade level. If a student struggles with reading, starting at a lower level is strongly recommended.


In what ways does the content differ from grade level to grade level?

Similar grammatical content is presented at each level, but the depth and difficulty increases from book to book while some new content is added. Students in the lower level books still learn a great deal of grammar content, but the reading level and vocabulary are less challenging. 

Students starting the program in later grades will not miss any prior grammar content. 
The reading level, subject depth, pace of instruction, coverage of new topics,
and 
vocabulary difficulty increase with each grade level.

 

What do you recommend for high school students?

We have found that a minimum of two years in the program is helpful for long-term retention of the content, so we often recommend that 8th grade students or high school students start at Grammar and Writing 7 and work through levels 7 and 8. College students have beneficially used these levels, so there should be no reluctance to use these books at the high school level.

Students who have successfully completed at least Grammar and Writing 7 and 8 probably do not require additional grammar instruction. Students can use the time for an in-depth study of literature and to study for College Board exams and/or for the AP English Literature and Composition Exam.
 

Additional Resources:

If you have additional questions, we welcome you to contact us.