Item description for Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl...
Overview An experienced teacher of the early 20th century, Emma Serl recognized the two things necessary for teaching proper English: capture the child's interest and drill, drill, drill. Primary Language Lessons is a drill book, but with a difference. Imaginative lessons and short, jargon-free instructions for teachers make it a pleasure for both student and teacher. Emma Serl makes liberal use of writings by the literary giants of our English language heritage, as well as fables, folklore and maxims--the kinds of writing children should know if they are to become well educated in our rich literary traditions.
Publishers Description Primary Language Lessons is a drill book, but with a difference. Imaginative lessons and short, jargon- free instructions for teachers make it a pleasure for both students and teacher.Serl makes liberal use of writings by the literary giants of our English language heritage, as well as fables., folklore, and maxims- the kinds of writing children should know if they are to become well educated in our rich literary traditions.
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Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher INTREPID GROUP?LOST CLASSICS
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0965273512 ISBN13 9780965273510
Reviews - What do customers think about Primary Language Lessons?
Great book Jul 2, 2007
This is a great book for second and third graders. It is very economical. It is nonconsummable to be reusued with other students later. I went through and made a schedule for myself and I did end up skipping a few lessons. Most of those lessons were observation or discussion lessons where questions were asked about certain flowers or birds that we were unfamiliar with. I would have had to have done some research first to complete these lessons. But don't let that deter you. The approach is wonderful and I am sure my son will learn a lot from this book. I have been the tradition text book mom before so I am excited to use this more gentle approach to grammar and language.
Excellent Charlotte Mason style Language progam May 19, 2007
This is a perfect book for 2nd & 3rd graders. As a mother of ten, I have found it to be gentle and delightful in its content and format, but a challenge for my children. The expectations for amount of copywork and dictation, as well as memorization of poetry is quite high, but not inappropriate. My children find a great sense of accomplishment when finishing these lessons. I am pleased with the variable content which includes the aforementioned disciplines as well as picture and literary narration, grammar, beginning composition, and word usage. The choices for art and poetry are especially nostalgic and beautiful. It was a wonderful surprise to find so much inside one little book.
I had previously looked at First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind and English for the Thoughtful Child. I found both titles lacking. I am very pleased with Primary Language Lessons! It has exceeded my expectations! It's a complete language/grammar book for grades 2/3. I would rate this my top recommendation for early elementary grammar/language.
A Gentle Introduction to Grammar For First and Second Grade Apr 4, 2003
I bought this book because I had heard such wonderful reviews from the homeschooling community. When I received it, I was not disappointed. The lessons are thorough and my daughter enjoys doing them! The author uses picture and nature study as well as classic poetry and prose to teach the basics of grammar. There is no teacher preparation time required, and no complicated teacher's manual to follow. This gentle grammar introduction is a joy to use for student and teacher alike. There are two years of engaging lessons for the beginning grammar student, so it's a great buy! You'll love this one.