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Item #: 040705
ISBN: 9781933339078
Grade: 3
Author: Jessie Wise; Sara Buffington

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Publisher:Peace Hill Press
Pub. Date: July 2007
Binding: Perfect
Pages: 467
Dimensions: 8.54 x 10.98 x 1.22 in.; 2.93 lbs.
Edition: illustrated
Language: English
Audience: General Adult
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We are currently using First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind Level 3 for my 3rd grade daughter Although she did not use Levels 1 + 2 she had no problems transitioning into Level 3 from a different language arts program The teacher�s manual is scripted and fairly easy to follow It�s not as clearly written as Saxon Math�s teacher scripts but I usually prefer to put the text into my own words anyway My daughter seems to become unfocused when I follow the script word for word The teacher�s manual is vital to the use of this program�it includes directions word lists sample schedules and answers to the lessons This curriculum includes 89 grammar/writing lessons 7 letter writing lessons 7 dictionary skills lessons and 7 oral usage lessons This provides plenty of material for one school year at the rate of three lessons per week Memorization of the basic parts of speech 6 poems and grammatical rules are at the heart of this program Surprisingly these are not presented in a tedious way�there are physical activities games and chants that help to make this memorization fun The companion CD for Levels 1 + 2 is quite useful for Level 3 as well�it includes the chants and songs for several of the lists to be memorized This has made our learning more enjoyable and the memorization of the lists almost effortless This program also presents copywork/dictation lessons and narration My daughter loves these because they are short and sweet Teacher preparation is minimal�it does help me to read through the brief scripted lesson before presenting it to my daughter We only use this with our 3rd grader but I think it would be fairly easy to adapt to 2nd through 4th levels without much alteration First Language Lessons Level 3 is great for just about any learning style Although there aren�t any pictures or �cutesy� decorations in the workbook but it is good for visual learners because it teaches sentence diagramming It�s great for auditory learners because of the repetition of the chants poems rules etc�this is especially fun when using the songs from the companion CD The rhythmic clapping physical games and drama included in the lessons are a great help to all students especially those who need hands-on activities to make the information stick One thing that would be beneficial is an audio companion CD for Level 3�this would be a great time saver It has helped me to make our own CD of the poems since we have to repeat them aloud so many times The poems that are memorized in this level are as follows: �The Land of Nod� by Robert L Stevenson �A Tragic Story� by William M Thackeray 3 stanzas of �I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud� by William Wordsworth �A Time to Talk� by Robert Frost the first stanza of �The Bells� by Edgar Allan Poe and �A Slash of Blue� by Emily Dickinson In contrast to Levels 1 + 2 these poems are left unaltered�this was a great relief to me as I feel that the original poet deserves to have his work remembered in its original text The only thing I noticed is that one line of �A Tragic Story� is left out but I think it was just a typo because the line that was omitted is a repeated line (much akin to Robert Frost�s ��and miles to go before I sleep�� line from �Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening) Aside from the small number of typographical errors this language arts program is enjoyable and easy to implement If you decide to use this curriculum you will need to include handwriting spelling and reading lessons to make a complete language arts program First Language Lessons Level 3 is a good value for the money and it introduces challenging concepts in a gentle way
January 21, 2008
LOVE this!
Most teacher manuals are not usually needed for the early years, however this teacher manual is a must buy! It is so handy and works together so well with the student book- I LOVE it. It's made grammar a breeze. I'm mostly impressed with how well the books work together- it's a valuable investment for any homeschool.
November 15, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
After really enjoying FLL 1&2 we used Rod & Staff 2 for second grade and have gone back to FLL Level 3 for third grade I also have Rod & Staff 3 and we are about half way through FLL3I have mixed feelings about the program FLL3 is sort of a Saxon approach to grammar: you will spend a couple lessons on something and then move on with integrated review You might have parts of speech do some narration or poetry memorization and then back to parts of speech It is not a straight grammar program and in this sense is reminiscent of a Saxon approachThe book is a gentle approach and covers each topic adequately I simply do not think it provides enough practice for some children If you have a child (like my oldest) that tends to "get" things only by practicing several times this may not be the best choice for you It would be nice if there were a few more diagramming examples as an option Generally children are expected to pick up things in a couple tries and then rely on subsequent reviews (several throughout the year)The second issue is that the book requires constant parent-teacher interaction throughout the lesson For me this is a problem because it brings up time-stewardship issues and because I would like my third grader to begin to read from learning ie to have her own text develop her reading and comprehension skills in learning from text explanationsAs a plus I love the way they integrate good literature and poetry It can be a really welcome break from "straight" grammarI don't know if I will continue with the program simply because I don't know if it would be the wisest use of my time with three children All in all if you're willing to take the time and are comfortable with a spiraling approach this is a solid choice
February 20, 2008
I am thoroughly pleased with what my son has learned this year with FLL 3 His eyes glazed over with other grammar programs but not with this one The lessons are short and scripted as with FLL I like the conversational tone and the fact that when my son explains the concepts back to me I can tell that he really understands it This book includes grammar punctuation beginning diagramming narration dictation and poem memorization The companion workbook has all you need to complete the written exercises including diagram forms to fill in This was a huge plus for my son I have found this curriculum to be very user friendly and I plan to use First Language Lessons 4 when it becomes available
July 7, 2008
This choice for grammar is an excellent one My child learned more than I thought she would I found the teacher guide easy to use and the fact that it is scripted is great There was little teacher preparation involved and I enjoyed interacting one on one with my child I believe it was worth the money and I will hold on to the teacher guide for my son in two years This program engages the child and encourages listening skills The child practices the concepts and reviews concepts throughout the year We enjoyed the poems dictionary skills pages letter writing lessons and extra activities I have shared this with many fellow homeschoolers Definitely worth it!
May 11, 2009
Love these books!
I love how these are so easy for the student and teacher. But they are also extremely well written and cover so much in the 15-20 minutes a day.
December 12, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
We tried ABeka BJU and Rod & Staff English With these curricula both of my children hated English! Then we tried First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind We're using Level 3 and have downloaded the sample lessons of Level 4 because it isn't yet released It's unanimous! Both teacher and students love English in our house now! First Language Lessons helps children memorize wonderful challenging poems Best of all - children LIKE it It takes thirty minutes It's teacher scripted GENTLE and they do it happily
November 24, 2008
I love many of the offerings from Peace Hill Press We enjoyed FLL 1/2 but with FLL 3 we hit a wall It is well-done in that it's interactive has clear pages with plenty of white-space and is a workbook with pre-drawn diagramming lines These aspects were what initially drew me to it We even used it in conjunction with Writing With Ease hoping that would be enough to help cement the concepts It started out nicely but the expectation sped up rather rapidly The depth of the parts of speech were just too abstract for our son And as another poster stated some children need more review than is providedI *really* wanted to like it but in the end I didn't see mastery of the material We have since moved on to something with a little slower sequence and plenty of review
April 25, 2010
Great product
I like the teachers manual. It lays everything out and is easy to follow and understand.
September 27, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
I bought the workbook but it isn't helpful without the instructor book (unlike the Explode the Code where I haven't used the instructor book).
Christy A on May 20, 2017
I chose this text because we had success with First Language Lessons Level 2. We're moving on to Level 3.
Laura A on Apr 7, 2017
I bought the workbook but it isn't helpful without the instructor book (unlike the Explode the Code where I haven't used the instructor book).
Christy A on May 20, 2017
Language Arts for school.
Maria S on May 1, 2017
I chose this text because we had success with First Language Lessons Level 2. We're moving on to Level 3.
Laura A on Apr 7, 2017
heavily suggested by moms who children are in Clasical conversation essentials classes as a great tool to prepare students for essentials.
Fred C on Feb 24, 2017
Goes along nicely with our CC english curriculum (although I do substitute the specific CC wording for the definitions.) Easy, step-by-step introduction to diagramming and hopefully good preparation for upcoming IEW.
Nancy B on Feb 23, 2017
We love the recommendations in the Well Trained Mind"
Richard on Feb 3, 2017
I have liked the 1st and 2nd levels of First Language Lessons. We are moving on up!
Jennifer P on Jan 26, 2017
Recommended by friends
Annie T on Dec 22, 2016
For English/grammar. I really love this book for my academic third grader.
Rachelle B on Dec 15, 2016
I love this series for my homeschooled children. It is easy to follow and provides a great classical foundation.
Katrina W on Dec 5, 2016
We have used FLL from book 1 and absolutely love it.
Jacquelynn O on Sep 22, 2016
This grammar is painless and easy to teach, a good foundation to future study. I plan to follow up with Analytical Grammar. I'm hopeful this will cement my children's grammar studies.
Kathryn M on Sep 8, 2016
Lanuage course for my 4th grader
Kimberly S on Aug 19, 2016
I want my son to understand grammar rules and apply them in his writing. This program seems thorough, well-organized, and comes highly recommended.
Nadeen C on Aug 17, 2016
Quick, easy and impressionable. My preschooler is learning many of the lessons since they are done out loud. Very easy for the child to understand.
Rachael D on Aug 8, 2016
predetermined homeschool coop curriculum
susan r on Aug 2, 2016
The instructor guide is essential when using the WTM workbook. I SOOOO love these books! First Language Lessons make it easy for a busy homeschooling family to implement a classical approach to learning language and grammar.
Jennifer C on Jul 24, 2016
Love the First Language Lessons grammar series.
Joann B on Jul 17, 2016
a thorough curriculum that is not filled with excessive repetition. It is simple but it covers everything and my girls learned more than I could imagine in the short time it took us to complete each lesson
Miguel M on Jun 22, 2016
We have been using FLL for the last two years and like it for grammar. We supplement with other workbooks for a full curriculum.
Rene S on Jun 21, 2016
We used FLL Levels 1 & 2 and found them friendly feeling, thorough and simple to use. Hope level 3 continues those traits.
Angela B on Jun 15, 2016
This will be my 3rd year using this series. I love Well Trained Mind.
Moira F on Apr 20, 2016
Recommended
Nakia S on Apr 16, 2016
It will prepare my son for Essentials in Classical Conversations.
Sarah G on Apr 9, 2016
Seems to be a very comprehensive curriculum that I plan to use over the summer to play catch up with my daughter. I read information about it in the Well Trained Mind, and also spoke with a home school friend of mine who highly recommended it.
Kristen D on Apr 4, 2016
It covers a wide variety of parts of speech and it has sentence diagramming. Plus my daughter likes the format.. Although as a parent it could be a bit repetitive.
Clarissa B on Feb 1, 2016
I have used Level 1 and 2 and am evaluating this level.
Nichole W on Jan 25, 2016
Recommended by The Well Trained Mind...excellent source for a Classical Education.
Sarah G on Jan 7, 2016
this gives my younger children the basics in bit size pieces they can build on. So far they enjoy this book making grammar fun to learn.
Carol N on Dec 2, 2015
I started homeschooling and a friend of mine recommended this book.
Elaine C on Nov 12, 2015
Using the instructor Guide for these books isn't always necessary, but they really do come in helpful since they contain added tips, suggestions, and instructions.
Kari T on Oct 16, 2015
Language Arts for school.
Maria S on May 1, 2017
heavily suggested by moms who children are in Clasical conversation essentials classes as a great tool to prepare students for essentials.
Fred C on Feb 24, 2017
We are going to be starting First Language Lessons 3. I was thinking of adding Writing with Ease into our schedule. Should I start at WWE 1? or would another better coincide with FLL 3?
User on Mar 30, 2016
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
BEST ANSWER: My son is doing WWE 2 with FFL3, while my younger son is doing WWE1 with FFL1. So I have experience with both levels. I do like how WWE 2 coincides with FFL3. It brings up some grammar points in the copywork that we've already studied and reinforces FFL3. I plan to go on with WWE3 and FFL4 next year. I did see in a post on The Well Trained Mind that Jessie Wise revised her recommendations for the WWE series. Although there are four levels, she said that most children can and do get full writing benefits out of the first three levels. That being said, I skipped WWE1 and choose WWE 2 so my 10 year old son could complete both WWE 2 and 3 alongside FFL3 and 4. So far my plan is working. Hope this helps.
Could someone comment on starting with level 3 for a 4th grader? We used level 2 in second grade and we're trying something else this year, but I am unhappy with it. Considering going back to this for next year. Thoughts? Thanks!
Noelia on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think you could absolutely do level 3 in 4th grade. My son is doing level 4 in 6th grade. Ideally, I would have liked to do level 4 in 5th grade but we came across First Language Lessons a little late. I like FLL because of the solid foundation it provides in short painless lessons. I've looked ahead because I'm a stickler for grammar and I want to make sure my son's grammar education is complete and feel my next step might be the Analytical Grammar program which can easily be completed in middle school. There is an Analytical Grammar Junior program which is considered by its publishers to be a 5th grade preparation for the next step, Analytical Grammar. I briefly compared it with FFL levels 3 and 4 and I think they are comparable with the Junior program. Since my son was comfortable with FFL we stuck with it. We also do Writing With Ease for the narration and dictation. Both are very helpful, especially the later when it comes to capitalization and punctuation; however, you don't need a specific program to do either. Hope this helps.
My daughter is dyslexic and has issues with grammar and spelling. We use All About Spelling and it works quite well. She has difficulty learning grammar and I thought maybe this program would work. She is in 6th grade in all her other subjects this year but only 3rd in spelling and grammar. If I do use this program what level should I start her on? Thanks you Dori
Dori L on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I purchased FLL Level 3 for my son who is entering 5th grade. So far I am happy with my decision. Although he is not dyslexic, I do believe he suffers from a certain amount of what I call selective attention deficit disorder. He remembers what interests him to incredible depth and breadth but things like capitalization, punctuation and parts of speech have little relevance for him. The curriculum is gentle and he is receptive to the short lessons. In fact, I think he recalls more because he knows grammar will not drag on forever and because he just likes the one-on-one interaction with me. Although, I do not think Levels 3 and 4 are as complex as the grade level Abeka curriculum that my daughter completed several years ago, I do believe it sets a solid foundation. I was even considering Junior Anaytical Grammar for him during grades 5 and 6. I think this curriculum which covers the basics I mentioned above is very similar in content to FFL Levels 3 and 4 although the presentation is just a little different. As my son matures and his attention span increases, I do believe he will be ready for that more complex level of grammar in 7th and 8th grade. I'm thinking of using the Analytical Grammar. My main concern is that he will be ready for high school composition and I do believe he'll get there in plenty of time via this route. So, in conclusion, I would say go with FFL level 3 or if you find that just a bit too challenging try level 2 and step the pace up a bit. It's easy to do since the lessons are so short. We are talking 5 to 10 minutes tops at Level 2 perhaps 15 for Level 3. You may want to consider Writing with Ease as well. Level 2 goes nicely with FFL 3. It complements FFL and is composed of equally short lessons.
Writing With Ease Level One Workbook
Writing With Ease Level One Workbook
Writing With Ease Level Two Workbook
Writing With Ease Level Two Workbook
Analytical Grammar Set
Analytical Grammar Set
Junior Analytical Grammar Set
Junior Analytical Grammar Set
First Language Lessons Level 2 pb
First Language Lessons Level 2 pb
We are going to be starting First Language Lessons 3. I was thinking of adding Writing with Ease into our schedule and I'm trying to decide which workbook would be best... should we just start at 1 or would another work better with FLL3?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2016
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
BEST ANSWER: We just started using WWE this school year, and are loving it! I have 6 sons, ages 9, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 8 months. I am flying through it with my oldest 2 sons, and slowly working through it with my 6 year old. We use MFW ECC this year, and are rounding out our LA with Language Lessons for Today, All About Spelling, and G.U.M. Drops, and I see my active, energetic boys really excelling and enjoying writing and LA now! And WWE is their favorite! I started them with level 1 this year, so it would be easy and enjoyable and a firm foundation in oral composition, which we are almost done, and these goals have more than been met! I feel like we made the right choice and we are looking forward to starting Level 2 of WWE soon! Hope this helps!
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Intermediate Language Lessons
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All About Spelling Level 2 Materials
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    We are currently using First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind Level 3 for my 3rd grade daughter Although she did not use Levels 1 + 2 she had no problems transitioning into Level 3 from a different language arts program The teacher�s manual is scripted and fairly easy to follow It�s not as clearly written as Saxon Math�s teacher scripts but I usually prefer to put the text into my own words anyway My daughter seems to become unfocused when I follow the script word for word The teacher�s manual is vital to the use of this program�it includes directions word lists sample schedules and answers to the lessons This curriculum includes 89 grammar/writing lessons 7 letter writing lessons 7 dictionary skills lessons and 7 oral usage lessons This provides plenty of material for one school year at the rate of three lessons per week Memorization of the basic parts of speech 6 poems and grammatical rules are at the heart of this program Surprisingly these are not presented in a tedious way�there are physical activities games and chants that help to make this memorization fun The companion CD for Levels 1 + 2 is quite useful for Level 3 as well�it includes the chants and songs for several of the lists to be memorized This has made our learning more enjoyable and the memorization of the lists almost effortless This program also presents copywork/dictation lessons and narration My daughter loves these because they are short and sweet Teacher preparation is minimal�it does help me to read through the brief scripted lesson before presenting it to my daughter We only use this with our 3rd grader but I think it would be fairly easy to adapt to 2nd through 4th levels without much alteration First Language Lessons Level 3 is great for just about any learning style Although there aren�t any pictures or �cutesy� decorations in the workbook but it is good for visual learners because it teaches sentence diagramming It�s great for auditory learners because of the repetition of the chants poems rules etc�this is especially fun when using the songs from the companion CD The rhythmic clapping physical games and drama included in the lessons are a great help to all students especially those who need hands-on activities to make the information stick One thing that would be beneficial is an audio companion CD for Level 3�this would be a great time saver It has helped me to make our own CD of the poems since we have to repeat them aloud so many times The poems that are memorized in this level are as follows: �The Land of Nod� by Robert L Stevenson �A Tragic Story� by William M Thackeray 3 stanzas of �I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud� by William Wordsworth �A Time to Talk� by Robert Frost the first stanza of �The Bells� by Edgar Allan Poe and �A Slash of Blue� by Emily Dickinson In contrast to Levels 1 + 2 these poems are left unaltered�this was a great relief to me as I feel that the original poet deserves to have his work remembered in its original text The only thing I noticed is that one line of �A Tragic Story� is left out but I think it was just a typo because the line that was omitted is a repeated line (much akin to Robert Frost�s ��and miles to go before I sleep�� line from �Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening) Aside from the small number of typographical errors this language arts program is enjoyable and easy to implement If you decide to use this curriculum you will need to include handwriting spelling and reading lessons to make a complete language arts program First Language Lessons Level 3 is a good value for the money and it introduces challenging concepts in a gentle way
    January 21, 2008
    LOVE this!
    Most teacher manuals are not usually needed for the early years, however this teacher manual is a must buy! It is so handy and works together so well with the student book- I LOVE it. It's made grammar a breeze. I'm mostly impressed with how well the books work together- it's a valuable investment for any homeschool.
    November 15, 2015
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    After really enjoying FLL 1&2 we used Rod & Staff 2 for second grade and have gone back to FLL Level 3 for third grade I also have Rod & Staff 3 and we are about half way through FLL3I have mixed feelings about the program FLL3 is sort of a Saxon approach to grammar: you will spend a couple lessons on something and then move on with integrated review You might have parts of speech do some narration or poetry memorization and then back to parts of speech It is not a straight grammar program and in this sense is reminiscent of a Saxon approachThe book is a gentle approach and covers each topic adequately I simply do not think it provides enough practice for some children If you have a child (like my oldest) that tends to "get" things only by practicing several times this may not be the best choice for you It would be nice if there were a few more diagramming examples as an option Generally children are expected to pick up things in a couple tries and then rely on subsequent reviews (several throughout the year)The second issue is that the book requires constant parent-teacher interaction throughout the lesson For me this is a problem because it brings up time-stewardship issues and because I would like my third grader to begin to read from learning ie to have her own text develop her reading and comprehension skills in learning from text explanationsAs a plus I love the way they integrate good literature and poetry It can be a really welcome break from "straight" grammarI don't know if I will continue with the program simply because I don't know if it would be the wisest use of my time with three children All in all if you're willing to take the time and are comfortable with a spiraling approach this is a solid choice
    February 20, 2008
    I am thoroughly pleased with what my son has learned this year with FLL 3 His eyes glazed over with other grammar programs but not with this one The lessons are short and scripted as with FLL I like the conversational tone and the fact that when my son explains the concepts back to me I can tell that he really understands it This book includes grammar punctuation beginning diagramming narration dictation and poem memorization The companion workbook has all you need to complete the written exercises including diagram forms to fill in This was a huge plus for my son I have found this curriculum to be very user friendly and I plan to use First Language Lessons 4 when it becomes available
    July 7, 2008
    This choice for grammar is an excellent one My child learned more than I thought she would I found the teacher guide easy to use and the fact that it is scripted is great There was little teacher preparation involved and I enjoyed interacting one on one with my child I believe it was worth the money and I will hold on to the teacher guide for my son in two years This program engages the child and encourages listening skills The child practices the concepts and reviews concepts throughout the year We enjoyed the poems dictionary skills pages letter writing lessons and extra activities I have shared this with many fellow homeschoolers Definitely worth it!
    May 11, 2009
    Love these books!
    I love how these are so easy for the student and teacher. But they are also extremely well written and cover so much in the 15-20 minutes a day.
    December 12, 2016
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    We tried ABeka BJU and Rod & Staff English With these curricula both of my children hated English! Then we tried First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind We're using Level 3 and have downloaded the sample lessons of Level 4 because it isn't yet released It's unanimous! Both teacher and students love English in our house now! First Language Lessons helps children memorize wonderful challenging poems Best of all - children LIKE it It takes thirty minutes It's teacher scripted GENTLE and they do it happily
    November 24, 2008
    I love many of the offerings from Peace Hill Press We enjoyed FLL 1/2 but with FLL 3 we hit a wall It is well-done in that it's interactive has clear pages with plenty of white-space and is a workbook with pre-drawn diagramming lines These aspects were what initially drew me to it We even used it in conjunction with Writing With Ease hoping that would be enough to help cement the concepts It started out nicely but the expectation sped up rather rapidly The depth of the parts of speech were just too abstract for our son And as another poster stated some children need more review than is providedI *really* wanted to like it but in the end I didn't see mastery of the material We have since moved on to something with a little slower sequence and plenty of review
    April 25, 2010
    Great product
    I like the teachers manual. It lays everything out and is easy to follow and understand.
    September 27, 2016
    Purchased
    8 months ago
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    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    I bought the workbook but it isn't helpful without the instructor book (unlike the Explode the Code where I haven't used the instructor book).
    Christy A on May 20, 2017
    I chose this text because we had success with First Language Lessons Level 2. We're moving on to Level 3.
    Laura A on Apr 7, 2017
    I bought the workbook but it isn't helpful without the instructor book (unlike the Explode the Code where I haven't used the instructor book).
    Christy A on May 20, 2017
    Language Arts for school.
    Maria S on May 1, 2017
    I chose this text because we had success with First Language Lessons Level 2. We're moving on to Level 3.
    Laura A on Apr 7, 2017
    heavily suggested by moms who children are in Clasical conversation essentials classes as a great tool to prepare students for essentials.
    Fred C on Feb 24, 2017
    Goes along nicely with our CC english curriculum (although I do substitute the specific CC wording for the definitions.) Easy, step-by-step introduction to diagramming and hopefully good preparation for upcoming IEW.
    Nancy B on Feb 23, 2017
    We love the recommendations in the Well Trained Mind"
    Richard on Feb 3, 2017
    I have liked the 1st and 2nd levels of First Language Lessons. We are moving on up!
    Jennifer P on Jan 26, 2017
    Recommended by friends
    Annie T on Dec 22, 2016
    For English/grammar. I really love this book for my academic third grader.
    Rachelle B on Dec 15, 2016
    I love this series for my homeschooled children. It is easy to follow and provides a great classical foundation.
    Katrina W on Dec 5, 2016
    We have used FLL from book 1 and absolutely love it.
    Jacquelynn O on Sep 22, 2016
    This grammar is painless and easy to teach, a good foundation to future study. I plan to follow up with Analytical Grammar. I'm hopeful this will cement my children's grammar studies.
    Kathryn M on Sep 8, 2016
    Lanuage course for my 4th grader
    Kimberly S on Aug 19, 2016
    I want my son to understand grammar rules and apply them in his writing. This program seems thorough, well-organized, and comes highly recommended.
    Nadeen C on Aug 17, 2016
    Quick, easy and impressionable. My preschooler is learning many of the lessons since they are done out loud. Very easy for the child to understand.
    Rachael D on Aug 8, 2016
    predetermined homeschool coop curriculum
    susan r on Aug 2, 2016
    The instructor guide is essential when using the WTM workbook. I SOOOO love these books! First Language Lessons make it easy for a busy homeschooling family to implement a classical approach to learning language and grammar.
    Jennifer C on Jul 24, 2016
    Love the First Language Lessons grammar series.
    Joann B on Jul 17, 2016
    a thorough curriculum that is not filled with excessive repetition. It is simple but it covers everything and my girls learned more than I could imagine in the short time it took us to complete each lesson
    Miguel M on Jun 22, 2016
    We have been using FLL for the last two years and like it for grammar. We supplement with other workbooks for a full curriculum.
    Rene S on Jun 21, 2016
    We used FLL Levels 1 & 2 and found them friendly feeling, thorough and simple to use. Hope level 3 continues those traits.
    Angela B on Jun 15, 2016
    This will be my 3rd year using this series. I love Well Trained Mind.
    Moira F on Apr 20, 2016
    Recommended
    Nakia S on Apr 16, 2016
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    Fred C on Feb 24, 2017
    We are going to be starting First Language Lessons 3. I was thinking of adding Writing with Ease into our schedule. Should I start at WWE 1? or would another better coincide with FLL 3?
    User on Mar 30, 2016
    First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
    First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
    Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
    Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
    BEST ANSWER: My son is doing WWE 2 with FFL3, while my younger son is doing WWE1 with FFL1. So I have experience with both levels. I do like how WWE 2 coincides with FFL3. It brings up some grammar points in the copywork that we've already studied and reinforces FFL3. I plan to go on with WWE3 and FFL4 next year. I did see in a post on The Well Trained Mind that Jessie Wise revised her recommendations for the WWE series. Although there are four levels, she said that most children can and do get full writing benefits out of the first three levels. That being said, I skipped WWE1 and choose WWE 2 so my 10 year old son could complete both WWE 2 and 3 alongside FFL3 and 4. So far my plan is working. Hope this helps.
    Could someone comment on starting with level 3 for a 4th grader? We used level 2 in second grade and we're trying something else this year, but I am unhappy with it. Considering going back to this for next year. Thoughts? Thanks!
    Noelia on Nov 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I think you could absolutely do level 3 in 4th grade. My son is doing level 4 in 6th grade. Ideally, I would have liked to do level 4 in 5th grade but we came across First Language Lessons a little late. I like FLL because of the solid foundation it provides in short painless lessons. I've looked ahead because I'm a stickler for grammar and I want to make sure my son's grammar education is complete and feel my next step might be the Analytical Grammar program which can easily be completed in middle school. There is an Analytical Grammar Junior program which is considered by its publishers to be a 5th grade preparation for the next step, Analytical Grammar. I briefly compared it with FFL levels 3 and 4 and I think they are comparable with the Junior program. Since my son was comfortable with FFL we stuck with it. We also do Writing With Ease for the narration and dictation. Both are very helpful, especially the later when it comes to capitalization and punctuation; however, you don't need a specific program to do either. Hope this helps.
    My daughter is dyslexic and has issues with grammar and spelling. We use All About Spelling and it works quite well. She has difficulty learning grammar and I thought maybe this program would work. She is in 6th grade in all her other subjects this year but only 3rd in spelling and grammar. If I do use this program what level should I start her on? Thanks you Dori
    Dori L on Sep 22, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I purchased FLL Level 3 for my son who is entering 5th grade. So far I am happy with my decision. Although he is not dyslexic, I do believe he suffers from a certain amount of what I call selective attention deficit disorder. He remembers what interests him to incredible depth and breadth but things like capitalization, punctuation and parts of speech have little relevance for him. The curriculum is gentle and he is receptive to the short lessons. In fact, I think he recalls more because he knows grammar will not drag on forever and because he just likes the one-on-one interaction with me. Although, I do not think Levels 3 and 4 are as complex as the grade level Abeka curriculum that my daughter completed several years ago, I do believe it sets a solid foundation. I was even considering Junior Anaytical Grammar for him during grades 5 and 6. I think this curriculum which covers the basics I mentioned above is very similar in content to FFL Levels 3 and 4 although the presentation is just a little different. As my son matures and his attention span increases, I do believe he will be ready for that more complex level of grammar in 7th and 8th grade. I'm thinking of using the Analytical Grammar. My main concern is that he will be ready for high school composition and I do believe he'll get there in plenty of time via this route. So, in conclusion, I would say go with FFL level 3 or if you find that just a bit too challenging try level 2 and step the pace up a bit. It's easy to do since the lessons are so short. We are talking 5 to 10 minutes tops at Level 2 perhaps 15 for Level 3. You may want to consider Writing with Ease as well. Level 2 goes nicely with FFL 3. It complements FFL and is composed of equally short lessons.
    Writing With Ease Level One Workbook
    Writing With Ease Level One Workbook
    Writing With Ease Level Two Workbook
    Writing With Ease Level Two Workbook
    Analytical Grammar Set
    Analytical Grammar Set
    Junior Analytical Grammar Set
    Junior Analytical Grammar Set
    First Language Lessons Level 2 pb
    First Language Lessons Level 2 pb
    We are going to be starting First Language Lessons 3. I was thinking of adding Writing with Ease into our schedule and I'm trying to decide which workbook would be best... should we just start at 1 or would another work better with FLL3?
    A shopper on Mar 30, 2016
    First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
    First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
    Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
    Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Text L 1-4
    BEST ANSWER: We just started using WWE this school year, and are loving it! I have 6 sons, ages 9, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 8 months. I am flying through it with my oldest 2 sons, and slowly working through it with my 6 year old. We use MFW ECC this year, and are rounding out our LA with Language Lessons for Today, All About Spelling, and G.U.M. Drops, and I see my active, energetic boys really excelling and enjoying writing and LA now! And WWE is their favorite! I started them with level 1 this year, so it would be easy and enjoyable and a firm foundation in oral composition, which we are almost done, and these goals have more than been met! I feel like we made the right choice and we are looking forward to starting Level 2 of WWE soon! Hope this helps!
    Intermediate Language Lessons
    Intermediate Language Lessons
    Primary Language Lessons
    Primary Language Lessons
    Zaner-Bloser GUM: Grade 2 Student Edition
    Zaner-Bloser GUM: Grade 2 Student Edition
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    All About Spelling Level 2 Materials
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