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Brenda Shurley started the Shurley method for teaching English in 1971 after noticing that her students were not retaining or understanding English material after a year's worth of work. The basic concepts that they should have mastered in previous grades were absent, and Shurley realized that this occurred because the old method for teaching English isolated English lessons and only provided sporadic practice throughout the year. Shurley sought to create a program applicable for students with different learning abilities, that instilled a love for learning and created a solid English foundation. Although Shurley taught eighth grade students, she envisioned creating a curriculum for all grade levels.
In 1989, she published the first edition of "The Shurley Method: English Made Easy" for grades one to seven. As of 2015, the company is on the fourth edition of The Shurley Method, and also offers a 15-week grammar intensive curriculum, as well as a Spanish to English ELL Curriculum. The Shurley Method offers programs for public school and for homeschooled children.