A Review of Cozy Grammar

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You probably haven’t heard of Cozy English, I know that I hadn’t, so let me tell you about it. First of all I found it in September after a frantic search for a new English program, after I realized I had made a mistake <sigh>when I had picked Winston Grammar. Don’t get me wrong I still think Winston Grammar is an excellent program however, it is more teacher intensive than our homeschool distinctives dictate. During this search I ran across Cozy English.

First Thoughts about Cozy Grammar

The first time we set up Cozy grammar the kids 20141026_232247loved Mrs. Rackham they were enthralled by her. Mrs. Rackham looks like the quintessential English Teacher and it is clear that she really enjoys teaching. Literally while I was working on Speed Phonics with one of the children the rest all gathered around the computer to listen to Mrs. Rackham discuss types of sentences, as if they were watching the latest movie.

When I ran across Cozy Grammar I was looking for an independent program that provided a complete overview of Grammar that the children could complete independently. As I discussed in my post Our Language Arts Resources we are enjoying a year of intensive Language Arts and Cozy English’s Mastery approach & independent nature fit the bill.

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What is included:

  • Teaching DVD – The Cozy Grammar & Punctuation DVDs are for the children to watch.
  • The CD has the Cozy Grammar or Cozy Punctuation Workbooks on them. The Workbooks come in PDF format that you can print out. We printed ours and had them bound at Office Max and added dividers.
  • You also recieve answer keys which I had bound in a separate manual.

Cozy English Grammar lessons look like this in our home:

  • The children watch the teaching videos on Monday and do 1 exercise.
  • Then they complete 1 exercise each day.
  • There are periodic tests to evaluate the students progress.
  • Cozy English is a mastery program.

What I like about Cozy English

  • It’s really easy to implement.
  • I really like the fact that it allows my children to work independently on their grammar and punctuation.
  • It doesn’t take a long time for them to finish their English assignments.
  • Mrs. Rackham is really very pleasant to watch and she explains concepts in simple easily understandable terms. If children do not understand the excercises it is usually because they did not watch the video.
  • The same program can be done with children in different grade levels , about 3rd -7th grade.

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  • I wish they had  a bit more practice and some review built into the program.

Where to find Cozy English:

Cozy English Grammar & Punctuation is only available from the publisher. They also have an Essay course and a free spelling course. The product arrives quickly after it is ordered and it is well packaged. You can visit and their facebook page and please give them a”like” if you have a moment .

Overall thoughts about Cozy English

We have been using Cozy since the beginning of the year and we are very happy with the program. Like most things in our homeschool we are slowly working our way through the rather large  workbook as we attempt to reach a mastery level in English Grammar & Punctuation and it is one of our favorite Language Arts Resources. This very enjoyable easy to execute English curriculum that can be used with multiple children.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

9 thoughts on “A Review of Cozy Grammar

  1. Thanks for the great review of cozy basic grammar, as I’ve been considering this curriculum, as well. Do you feel that the Intermediate cozy grammar is more appropriate for 7th-9th grades? Thank you. 🙂

    1. I have not seen the Intermediate Grammar. However, if your children are familiar with grammar I would suggest that they do the next level. The children that I have doing Cozy Grammar are 4th- 6th grade. Thank you for stopping by and I am glad the review was helpful! 😀

  2. Thank you for the review of Cozy Grammar. I haven’t run across it before and am always on the lookout for independent, fun, and easy-to-use grammar programs!

  3. Hello again. 🙂

    Just wondering how your year went with Cozy Grammar, and are you planning to continue with any other courses they offer?

    Thanks. 🙂

    1. I really enjoyed using Cozy Grammar. But I am not going to continue using it because my kids were not watching the videos. Despite several attempts to get them to watch the videos and monitor them while doing the program, it just became too much. That said, I do think this is a good grammar program and I think it contributed to our much improved grammar scores in standardized testing this year. But we are not continuing with it and it is up for sale. 😀

      1. That’s great that grammar scores were up, but I’m so sorry to hear you’re not continuing with it. 🙁 You’re right that it is a great curriculum, and we’ve enjoyed using it too. It certainly made my life a little easier this year. 🙂 Many days, we’d just put the DVD’s in while I was making lunch, so the kids HAD to sit down & watch the lesson being taught. 🙂 It also helped reinforce the concepts for me, too, as our TV is situated for me to easily see it from the kitchen. 😉 Once we watched the lesson together, I quickly reviewed things & answered questions before we worked on the exercise(s) for that day. 🙂 If this idea doesn’t sound like it will work for your kids, then happy curriculum hunting in finding something that will work wonderfully for them. 🙂 Thankfully there’s SO much to choose from. 🙂 (Oh! A friend of mine said she really likes Growing with Grammar as it is pretty much student-directed, and they’ve stuck with it for years after trying many other grammar books. 🙂

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