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First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind (Vol. Level 3) (First Language Lessons) [Paperback]

By Jessie Wise (Author) & Sara Buffington (Author)
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This simple-to-use scripted guide to grammar and composition makes successful teaching easy for both parents and teachers. It uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop a childs language ability in the first years of study.

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The Level 3 Instructor Guide for First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind reinforces the grammar and writing concepts introduced in the previous levels. It also introduces new material, including sentence diagramming. This instructor book has the same simple-to-use, scripted format as the previous levels. (The Level 3 Student Workbook is available separately; the workbook makes it easier for busy parents to spend more time teaching, and less time preparing you don't have to hand-draw any diagram frames ) First Language Lessons Level 3 is designed to follow Levels 1 and 2, but can be used as a first grammar text for older students. The optional end-units on writing letters, dictionary skills, and oral usage allow you to tailor the instruction to the needs of your child. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4."

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Peace Hill Press
Pages   467
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.98" Width: 8.54" Height: 1.22"
Weight:   2.94 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   W.W. Norton & Co
Grade Level  Grade School  
Age  7-9
ISBN  1933339071  
ISBN13  9781933339078  

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More About Jessie Wise & Sara Buffington

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series for elementary students, author of The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World, and the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. She is a faculty member in English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she teaches writing and literature.

Jessie Wise currently resides in Charles City, in the state of Virginia.

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Reviews - What do customers think about First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind (Vol. Level 3) (First Language Lessons)?

Excellent resources   Jun 28, 2008
This book and the accompanying workbook are providing us with just the material we need to structure our English lessons. We've combined it with a spelling programme and plenty of reading, and both granddad and Elizabeth are delighted with it.
child-friendly pacing  Oct 17, 2007
Four lessons into this curriculum, I'm very pleased that my reluctant 3rd grade homeschooler seems engaged and willing to move ahead. It feels properly paced for a child and the instructions for both teacher and student are incredibly clear. So far so good!
He's getting it  Oct 8, 2007
We bought this after my first grader's successful results with the first book. It is systematic, comprehensive, and the language is not overly simplified. The author doesn't condescend to my third grader, a voracious reader who recognizes "dumbed down" speech and writing and is turned off by it. New material is presented in a no-nonsense, sequential manner, and as each new part of speech is studied, it is also diagrammed. My analytical son really likes that. The emphasis on dictation and narration was a useful surprise. I didn't realize he had a tough time summarizing until we encountered these lessons. This book both diagnosed and addressed weaknesses I didn't know he had due to his extremely high reading ability. I'm very pleased with this one. Note: I tried to use the teacher edition only, but it was a hassle. I broke down bought the workbook and it made things much easier.
Sensational Language Arts Book  Sep 15, 2007
I am a homeschooling granny and have tried numerous Language Arts Programs. Out of all the programs I have tried this is the best by far in my opinion. In addition to the 8 parts of speech this program also covers the following.

Parts of a book, Initials, Titles of Respect, Punctuations, Direct/Indirect quotations, Diagramming of Sentences, Contractions, 6 Nonfiction Narration Exercises, 6 Poem Memorizations, Writing Letters, Dictionary Skills, Alphabetizing by first, second, and third letter, Syllables and phonetic spelling, Synonyms and antonyms (using a thesaurus)and Avoiding double negatives

I would say this is a pretty comprehensive program. The only complaint I have about this programs is that in order to use it effectively. For variety I sometimes use worksheets from softbasics software and find that I will have more than enough materials to last two or more years


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