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Language Lessons -Secondary Child Vol 1

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Language Lessons for the Secondary Child Volume 1
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This volume is written for children between the ages of eleven and thirteen, when they are reading a variety of classical literature and are able to write a short report without much effort. It contains grammar, punctuation skills, copywork, narration, dictation, picture study, letter writing, and more, with a strong emphasis on learning about different types of poetry and how to write it. A consumable text with 180 daily lessons and full-color classic paintings throughout, this is the perfect language arts course for your upper-elementary or middle-school-aged child who is using the Charlotte Mason approach.

Charlotte Mason: Learning in Context
As soon as the review copies of these books arrived, I was smitten. This is the finest implementation of the Charlotte Mason method of instruction I have ever seen. If you are new to home education, the Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) name may not be familiar to you. A British educator who devoted her life to improving the quality of children's education, to Charlotte Mason, language arts skills consisted of narration, the child telling back a story; copywork, the transcribing of a well-written piece of literature as handwriting practice; and dictation, which is spelling and grammar taught within the context of rich language instead of static lists.

From Theory to Ready-to-Use
Sandi Queen has done an excellent job of combining those lesson essentials, and even if she had stopped there it would have been a fine program. But instead, she takes the series from satisfactory to exceptional by adding delightful flourishes that include picture studies with full-color paintings, basic phonics instruction, poetry appreciation and writing, creative writing, and much more.

Full-Color Paintings Make These Books Sparkle

It is the gorgeous reproduction of notable paintings that will first catch your eye. True to the Charlotte Mason philosophy, the picture studies are based on classic works of art, introducing the child to the paintings of great artists, encouraging him to study them by asking pertinent questions, and then asking for a narration of what he has observed.

Very Short Lessons Cover Lots of Material Easily
Likewise characteristic of the Charlotte Mason approach, each lesson takes a scant five to fifteen minutes a day. This increases a bit with age, but is never as time-consuming as you will find in the more staid programs typical of government schools. And Language Lessons doesn't try to do everything every day, which alleviates the tedium associated with other language arts programs. I know many mothers who struggle under the multiple pressures of parenting and educating, to say nothing of their responsibilities as wives and Christ-followers. But I don't know any mother who is too busy to use this program. Each book is a large, consumable, perfect-bound paperback, containing 180 lessons, and in full color.
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Consumable workbook with full-color pictures
180 daily lessons
5-15 minute lessons

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Author: Sandi Queen
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Awards and Endorsements:
Practical Homeschooling Reader Award, Top Ranked by Homeschoolers, 2012

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