Language Lessons for Today Grade 2

Language Lessons for Today Grade 2

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Item #: 004031
ISBN: 9781619991064
Grades: 2

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A Charlotte Mason and classical approach with short, easy-to-teach lessons for English usage, punctuation, composition, oral language skills, letter writing, and more. Includes narration, picture study (some printed in color), copywork, and dictation, as well as fables and poetry by famous authors such as Christina Rosetti, Edward Lear, and Robert Louis Stevenson. This non-consumable book (not a workbook) has enjoyable oral and written activities that may be used exactly as written or adapted to a child's specific needs and learning style. Includes teacher instructions and answers. Language Lessons for Today: Grade 2 was adapted by My Father's World from Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl (1911), with significant revisions, updated language and examples, and additional new content. For 2nd Grade. Cover updated February 2018 with no significant text revisions.

Revised and expanded by My Father's World, this publication builds upon the beloved Emma Serle's Primary and Intermediate Language Lessons, with grade appropriate lessons, additional content, new (col­orful) graphics, and parental teaching support and student lessons, all in one book. While the instruction is not comprehensive, there are helpful teaching directives at the top of numerous lessons which are not self-explanatory. Answers are included in the back of the book.

Mrs. Serle's philosophy of oral and written lessons is evident. Lessons are diverse and include oral (later written) composition, picture study, poetry memorization, copywork, dictation, poetry and literature studies, oral narration, and diction­ary usage. Lessons are interactive and will take approximately 15-20 minutes per day. If you are intimately familiar with Mrs. Serle's work, you may notice the 2nd grade book is the truest to the original, with significant additions to grade 3 and up, including hymn studies, picture studies based upon Biblical events and persons, and literature excerpts. While the books are considered grade level, there is some flexibility available and parents will eas­ily be able to 'tweak' these books for children of close ages or abilities. Since many of these les­sons use classic readings and poetry, they could also be easily adjusted for struggling students, while preserving the child's self-esteem.

Overall, the changes made to this series have only served to improve upon the gentle, exploratory language arts instruction found in Mrs. Serle's classic work. Written activities will require a 3-ring notebook and notebook paper. Also, recommended in for grade 3 and up, is the Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary (#12621). Each book contains 102 lessons. My Father's World updated the covers in 2018, but made no significant text revisions.Currently, our stock is updated to the new covers with bound bindings, except for a couple remaining spiral bound of Level C. ~ Deanne

Category Description for COMPLETE ENGLISH PROGRAMS:

These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.

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Looks simple, effective, and easy to use
User on Jul 13, 2022
Because of the Charlotte Mason method used.
Erica R on Oct 6, 2021
Looks simple, effective, and easy to use
User on Jul 13, 2022
Recommended by Cathy Duffy Reviews.
Erin W on Nov 13, 2021
Because of the Charlotte Mason method used.
Erica R on Oct 6, 2021
This was recommended by My Father's World to accompany our curriculum, Adventures in US History. It was also recommended by a friend.
Megan S on Aug 28, 2021
Goes with My Father's World Curriculum we're using.
Erin C on Aug 2, 2021
To use with My Father's World curriculum.
Anna L on Jul 15, 2021
I was looking for gentle language arts lessons for my second grader who will also be using All About Reading.
Sheena M on Jun 27, 2021
I liked the description in the 2021 curriculum guide on being a gentle introduction to grammar. I also wanted something that had a rich diversity of study material. I also like that it doesn't take too much time to complete, about 15-20 minutes.
Rachel P on Jun 10, 2021
I chose this curriculum after finding it on Cathy Duffy's Reviews website. It was one of her top picks for grammar.
Kimberly L on Mar 26, 2021
This was highly recommended by our curriculum, MFW
Nicole Jones on Nov 9, 2020
I love the gentle approach to learn english.
Lee on Oct 9, 2020
Watched a review online comparing it to older version, and this looked like the best option.
Robert T on Aug 19, 2020
It goes along great with My Father's World Adventures Curriculum
Whitney H on Jul 17, 2020
It looked good, not too media influenced.
Leslie Y on Apr 20, 2020
It was recommended to me by my sister-in-law.
Bethany S on Aug 2, 2019
It was cheaper here than on the MFW website.
Jillian G on Nov 1, 2018
It has a biblical world view
Grant B on Aug 30, 2018
naomi d on Aug 19, 2018
Goes with MFW adventures 2nd grade
Wendy M on Aug 1, 2018
loved my father's world kindergarten
User on Jul 31, 2018
This will be my son's language arts in the fall and it came recommended by My Father's World and Kathy Duffy's Top Picks.
Patricia H on Apr 30, 2018
I love the classical idea
Caroline T on Feb 27, 2018
We love this book! It is simple to use and offers a gentle and developmental approach. I just open the book and go! The lessons are short and to the point. Sometimes we do multiple lessons a week or break up a lesson over the course of the week. Other times we do only one a week or skip that week. It is very flexible!
Brittany C on Dec 8, 2017
This looks like a good way to teach language using great examples of writing to learn from.
Catherine H on Aug 14, 2017
It's a suggested book for MFW and it covers the language requirements well.
Iryna T on Jul 18, 2017
I'm so glad to have finally found a good Christian curriculum that my kids will enjoy. They like poetry and a variety of learning aspects when it comes to Language Arts, not just strictly grammar, grammar, grammar. They get soooo bored with strictly grammar. So, I'm sure they will love this. It will give us some quiet and relaxing time with incorporating poetry and stories with the grammar part of it. .
User on Jul 9, 2017
Because is part of MFW curriculum
Diana L on Jun 30, 2017
Best price that I could find online. Part of curriculum.
Marian G on Jun 6, 2017
We will use this as our grammar curriculum next year.
Jacqueline A on Apr 6, 2017
Looking at the preview, this program looks to be student-centered and thorough with a good amount of authentic sources such as art and classic poetry. Having used a consumable text this year for grammar/language, I like that the student takes ownership of his work and works neatly knowing it is in a "book for all time." :)
Amber L on Mar 21, 2017
cathy duffy
Meghan H on Dec 12, 2016
recommended by MFW as a supplement
Kimberly D on Dec 6, 2016
Recommended by Cathy Duffy Reviews.
Erin W on Nov 13, 2021
This was recommended by My Father's World to accompany our curriculum, Adventures in US History. It was also recommended by a friend.
Megan S on Aug 28, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
We like how you can just open the book and do the exercises easily.
September 28, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Did not like this one. Difficult to follow their purpose. Boring for the kids.
September 12, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Language Lessons for Today 2
I used this with my older children but understand more now about Charlotte Mason methods and the purpose of doing the various types of exercises, which has added to the richness of the lessons. I think this is a great way for young ones to learn observation, sentence structure, syntax, grammar, composition, memory, and more. The lessons seem simple but the "how to" information for each type of lesson helps me to focus on the goal and embellish the lesson based on the needs of my child. I think it's a natural and great way to learn.
April 6, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Highly recommend it
We are really enjoying this "curriculum" it is part of My Father's World Adventures in US history but i see that it could be use alone if needed. It is very charlotte mason and easy to just open and go. It is not writing intensive but you do get a good amount and tons of opportunities to copywrite and to learn language by immitation correct grammar usage. Highly recommend it.
August 31, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful book
This book is beautiful in so many different ways. The poems, the language used in how the questions are asked and the old color pictures. At first I thought this book would be boring and to easy, but, it isn't. You can do so much (or not) with the lessons in this book. It really helps with teaching your child how to communicate/write language in a clear, descriptive way while teaching proper use of it. It is open and go, very easy to use.
March 15, 2017
over 5 years ago

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