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Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 1

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Item #: 010824
ISBN: 9781585610488
Grade: 1
Author: Shurley Instruc
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Publisher:Shurley Instructional Materials
Pub. Date: January 2004
Binding: Trade Cloth
Language: English
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Last year was my first year of homeschooling To put it mildly I was nervous English had me especially scared It was never my strong subject and I still never really understood what a preposition or a predicate was This program walked me right through it Not only did all three of my kids learn-- I finally get it! It was fun to teach fun to learn and it teaches so much more than public school would ever dream of All children should have the opportunity to learn this way I haven't tried any other products but I can't imagine anything better It's worth it's weight in gold! It rates as reason enough to home school!
December 21, 2008
This is a fantastic all-in-one program Those tough grammar concepts that are often boring and difficult to grasp are so easily picked up and learned in this program! I never imagined my 1st grader to be able to classify nouns verbs adverbs adjectives prepositions so easily Since this was scripted I knew it would be easy to teach but hesitated a little-- thinking that it would feel restrictive Think again! This well thought out program takes each item step-by-step in increments just the right length It doesn't overwhelm the child with tons of practice just a few sentences each day It has rhymes that are easily learned and aid in figuring out what each part of the sentence does The program is well worth it's money as the proof is in the pudding! My child is excelling with this but an older child of mine on a different curriculum (who is very bright and learns things easily) has had to take a more intensive approach with daily grammar in addition to the regular English program This program makes learning so easy at such a young age that repeating intensively later on will never be necessary therefore saving a lot of time! Very little teacher prep is necessary only occasionally does the teacher do anything out of the ordinary and even then it is incredibly easy The teacher does work with the student each day but at this grade (grade 1) this is very typical That said it still is not time consuming This works well for moms who have little time to prep and want to have maximum effect for their time without having to gather additional resources-- it's all there including writing! The side benefit is that my younger ones often start reciting as soon as my first grader starts Who knew it would be this easy? All in all this program is a big thumbs up!
July 16, 2008
I just had to write this review to say what a wonderful program this has been for my kinesthetic hands-on learner Shurley English takes a scripted lesson approach that involves much daily repetition and review of the concepts learned While some may view this as a negative the activities are very hands-on involving crafts and songs and jingles The scripted lessons are often far from boring involving stories and rhymes The proof for our family has been my daughter who was struggling learning grammar concepts In just a few weeks she is dancing around the house singing the "noun" song She spends her free play time wearing a crown and playing with her younger siblings as a "king" in the royal "sentence council" She has them bring groups of words to her so she can decide if she could declare them a "sentence" or a "fragment" We LOVE this program!
June 1, 2007
My daughter was diagnosed with an unidentified neurological disorder Public school told me she would never be able to read among other things This of course prompted me to begin homeschooling In three years my daughter had indeed learned to read Although she could read it held no value because the words meant nothing to her unless it was something she could hold in her hands and touch Following state requirements I began teaching English right away but didn't find Shurley English until her third grade year I began with 1st grade Shurley English since she failed to understand anything I had previously tried Within a couple of weeks something clicked in her brain I'm not entirely sure what part of the program helped the most but for the first time my daughter could use verbs adjectives and adverbs in her spoken and written language She could look up something in the dictionary see the word with the part of speech use the sentence flow method and figure out what the word really means and how to use it properly in a sentence Most importantly she understands! She really understands! It took us two years to get through the first book Since then English has become her favorite subject Now we are catching up to her peers Better yet she now enjoys reading! Thank you Shurley English
November 26, 2008
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
The curriculum that our co-op was using.
Tyler B on Jul 11, 2017
My homeschooling friend recommended it!
Laura S on Aug 12, 2016
The curriculum that our co-op was using.
Tyler B on Jul 11, 2017
I want to use this with my special needs daughter at home
jamie l on Dec 1, 2016
My homeschooling friend recommended it!
Laura S on Aug 12, 2016
Recommended to me by my sister who uses this program with her 4 children.
Shem A on Aug 7, 2016
I loved the fact this came with a musical cd to learn the different areas taught in this curriculum.
Ryan D on Jul 23, 2016
On our schools curriculum list
Alethea F on Jul 21, 2016
For Home school curriculum
Marilyn H on Jul 11, 2016
private school suggested
Ashley R on Nov 3, 2015
After seeing the fruit of using this entire curriculum with my oldest son, as well as how much he grew to love English and doing Shurley, I am ordering to begin my next son in the program.
Nick F on Oct 9, 2015
So many of my friends have HIGHLY recommended this curriculum.
User on Oct 7, 2015
I want to use this with my special needs daughter at home
jamie l on Dec 1, 2016
Recommended to me by my sister who uses this program with her 4 children.
Shem A on Aug 7, 2016
How many chapters or lessons does level 1 include? Is this usually taught 5 days a week for 33-36 weeks?
Heather M on Sep 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are 28 chapters with 5 lessons in each chapter. I teach one chapter per week. Since we do book work 4 days a week (we have one Community day with Classical Conversations), I usually combine lesson 2 and 3 or whatever seems most natural. I really love Shirley English. I started with level 2 for my eldest daughter and it was a big jump into English. Level 1 with my youngest is amazing. She is already familiar with the Jingles (from her sister) but is not yet reading/writing on her own. We are in Chapter 6 of level one and my five year old is classifying sentences like pro! Love, love, love this curriculum :) Oh, it takes us 15-30 mins to do a lesson. And don't worry about the length of time (your question mentions 33-36 weeks of study). We take summers completely off and each year, the jingles bring all the grammar flooding back into their minds! It's a solid curriculum, with as much "fun" as English could muster, with no distracting/time filling fluff.
What's the purpose of the Literature Selections book? How is it ised? Is it essential?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2015
Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 1
Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 1
Shurley Method Literature Selections Level 1
Shurley Method Literature Selections Level 1
BEST ANSWER: I did not purchase the literature selections book b/c I am doing my own literature selections. To answer your question, no it is NOT essential to have the literature selections in order to use the grammar curriculum. It is a supplement. You may enjoy it if you don't already have your own literature curriculum, but you don't need it in order to use the Shurley grammar curriculum.
is Shurley English a secular curriculum?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't have any faith-based material in it. However, we are a Christian family and we found this curriculum to be EXCELLENT! Our son has special needs and he totally excelled in this program! We didn't use the jingles since we are in Classical Conversations, so we used our own songs. This program totally prepares your child for the next level of English grammar. From a teaching aspect, it's very simple and gives you EVERYTHING you need to teach your child. 5 stars from this family!!!
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    Last year was my first year of homeschooling To put it mildly I was nervous English had me especially scared It was never my strong subject and I still never really understood what a preposition or a predicate was This program walked me right through it Not only did all three of my kids learn-- I finally get it! It was fun to teach fun to learn and it teaches so much more than public school would ever dream of All children should have the opportunity to learn this way I haven't tried any other products but I can't imagine anything better It's worth it's weight in gold! It rates as reason enough to home school!
    December 21, 2008
    This is a fantastic all-in-one program Those tough grammar concepts that are often boring and difficult to grasp are so easily picked up and learned in this program! I never imagined my 1st grader to be able to classify nouns verbs adverbs adjectives prepositions so easily Since this was scripted I knew it would be easy to teach but hesitated a little-- thinking that it would feel restrictive Think again! This well thought out program takes each item step-by-step in increments just the right length It doesn't overwhelm the child with tons of practice just a few sentences each day It has rhymes that are easily learned and aid in figuring out what each part of the sentence does The program is well worth it's money as the proof is in the pudding! My child is excelling with this but an older child of mine on a different curriculum (who is very bright and learns things easily) has had to take a more intensive approach with daily grammar in addition to the regular English program This program makes learning so easy at such a young age that repeating intensively later on will never be necessary therefore saving a lot of time! Very little teacher prep is necessary only occasionally does the teacher do anything out of the ordinary and even then it is incredibly easy The teacher does work with the student each day but at this grade (grade 1) this is very typical That said it still is not time consuming This works well for moms who have little time to prep and want to have maximum effect for their time without having to gather additional resources-- it's all there including writing! The side benefit is that my younger ones often start reciting as soon as my first grader starts Who knew it would be this easy? All in all this program is a big thumbs up!
    July 16, 2008
    I just had to write this review to say what a wonderful program this has been for my kinesthetic hands-on learner Shurley English takes a scripted lesson approach that involves much daily repetition and review of the concepts learned While some may view this as a negative the activities are very hands-on involving crafts and songs and jingles The scripted lessons are often far from boring involving stories and rhymes The proof for our family has been my daughter who was struggling learning grammar concepts In just a few weeks she is dancing around the house singing the "noun" song She spends her free play time wearing a crown and playing with her younger siblings as a "king" in the royal "sentence council" She has them bring groups of words to her so she can decide if she could declare them a "sentence" or a "fragment" We LOVE this program!
    June 1, 2007
    My daughter was diagnosed with an unidentified neurological disorder Public school told me she would never be able to read among other things This of course prompted me to begin homeschooling In three years my daughter had indeed learned to read Although she could read it held no value because the words meant nothing to her unless it was something she could hold in her hands and touch Following state requirements I began teaching English right away but didn't find Shurley English until her third grade year I began with 1st grade Shurley English since she failed to understand anything I had previously tried Within a couple of weeks something clicked in her brain I'm not entirely sure what part of the program helped the most but for the first time my daughter could use verbs adjectives and adverbs in her spoken and written language She could look up something in the dictionary see the word with the part of speech use the sentence flow method and figure out what the word really means and how to use it properly in a sentence Most importantly she understands! She really understands! It took us two years to get through the first book Since then English has become her favorite subject Now we are catching up to her peers Better yet she now enjoys reading! Thank you Shurley English
    November 26, 2008
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    The curriculum that our co-op was using.
    Tyler B on Jul 11, 2017
    My homeschooling friend recommended it!
    Laura S on Aug 12, 2016
    The curriculum that our co-op was using.
    Tyler B on Jul 11, 2017
    I want to use this with my special needs daughter at home
    jamie l on Dec 1, 2016
    My homeschooling friend recommended it!
    Laura S on Aug 12, 2016
    Recommended to me by my sister who uses this program with her 4 children.
    Shem A on Aug 7, 2016
    I loved the fact this came with a musical cd to learn the different areas taught in this curriculum.
    Ryan D on Jul 23, 2016
    On our schools curriculum list
    Alethea F on Jul 21, 2016
    For Home school curriculum
    Marilyn H on Jul 11, 2016
    private school suggested
    Ashley R on Nov 3, 2015
    After seeing the fruit of using this entire curriculum with my oldest son, as well as how much he grew to love English and doing Shurley, I am ordering to begin my next son in the program.
    Nick F on Oct 9, 2015
    So many of my friends have HIGHLY recommended this curriculum.
    User on Oct 7, 2015
    I want to use this with my special needs daughter at home
    jamie l on Dec 1, 2016
    Recommended to me by my sister who uses this program with her 4 children.
    Shem A on Aug 7, 2016
    How many chapters or lessons does level 1 include? Is this usually taught 5 days a week for 33-36 weeks?
    Heather M on Sep 24, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: There are 28 chapters with 5 lessons in each chapter. I teach one chapter per week. Since we do book work 4 days a week (we have one Community day with Classical Conversations), I usually combine lesson 2 and 3 or whatever seems most natural. I really love Shirley English. I started with level 2 for my eldest daughter and it was a big jump into English. Level 1 with my youngest is amazing. She is already familiar with the Jingles (from her sister) but is not yet reading/writing on her own. We are in Chapter 6 of level one and my five year old is classifying sentences like pro! Love, love, love this curriculum :) Oh, it takes us 15-30 mins to do a lesson. And don't worry about the length of time (your question mentions 33-36 weeks of study). We take summers completely off and each year, the jingles bring all the grammar flooding back into their minds! It's a solid curriculum, with as much "fun" as English could muster, with no distracting/time filling fluff.
    What's the purpose of the Literature Selections book? How is it ised? Is it essential?
    A shopper on Nov 18, 2015
    Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 1
    Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 1
    Shurley Method Literature Selections Level 1
    Shurley Method Literature Selections Level 1
    BEST ANSWER: I did not purchase the literature selections book b/c I am doing my own literature selections. To answer your question, no it is NOT essential to have the literature selections in order to use the grammar curriculum. It is a supplement. You may enjoy it if you don't already have your own literature curriculum, but you don't need it in order to use the Shurley grammar curriculum.
    is Shurley English a secular curriculum?
    A shopper on Oct 10, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It doesn't have any faith-based material in it. However, we are a Christian family and we found this curriculum to be EXCELLENT! Our son has special needs and he totally excelled in this program! We didn't use the jingles since we are in Classical Conversations, so we used our own songs. This program totally prepares your child for the next level of English grammar. From a teaching aspect, it's very simple and gives you EVERYTHING you need to teach your child. 5 stars from this family!!!
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