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Language Lessons for the Elementary Child 2
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This edition is for ages 9-12, and it contains much of the same type of material as taught in Volume 1, but with a bit of additional practice. Topics include picture study, narration, copywork, grammar instruction, creative writing, and more. Slightly more advanced than Volume 1, the lessons are progressively longer, and the copywork lessons are longer, as well. Consumable paperback with full-color pictures.

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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:) June 7, 2016
Reviewer: Katie Wilson from Bethany, MO United States  
Great lessons

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Gentle and non-threathening language lessons April 29, 2015
Reviewer: Ruthie S.  
Somehow my dd10 became language arts-phobic. The very mention of the subject sent her to tears (my math child). I switched programs over and over again but with no relief. Finally, I decided to give this book a try. Wow! What a difference it has made! We went from agony over writing a three sentence summary about a book we JUST READ with the previous program to writing limericks and a haiku with LLEC2. Yes, my child is writing poetry and doesn't mind a bit. She was resistant at first since she had been scarred by previous programs but once she began, she loved it and has even written creative poetry in her spare time! I am very impressed with the results. The lessons are so gentle that she feels it is non-threatening. New concepts are introduced periodically and not everyday as not to overwhelm the child. The workbook is written in a friendly style to the child and not in a condescending tone. We love it and hope to continue with this program.

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Simple, Easy, Practical March 3, 2015
Reviewer: MandyJHoffman  
This book is suggested for 5th -7th grades, however, we bought it with the 4th grade curriculum kit and it was a perfect fit for my student who is the average student. She has excelled at language this year due to the practical application of this book. She is able to complete the lessons on her own with the occasional question and is retaining more than before, too. We loved it so much we plan to use it with all three of our kids next year! (Grade appropriate of course!)

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My Favorite Langauge Arts Series October 2, 2014
Reviewer: Kimberlee  
I've already personally recommended this to my homeschooling friends on social media. As far as I'm concerned, the "Language Lessons" series by Sandi Queen is my favorite language arts series. Essentially, short but meaningful lessons expose your child to beautiful literature and art, foster creativity, and do well at teaching the fundamentals of language, while sparking a love for language. One of my favorite features is the inclusion of generally-Christian-themed poetry. The poems are lovely. By the time my children have copied portions each day, they have them committed to memory. What a fun bonus!

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Love September 16, 2014
Reviewer: Katie W.  
Love this easy to understand book. Love how explains things. Makes it easy for the kids to understand! Thanks for a great product!

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