Oral Language Exercises
Has your child ever complained when corrected for his grammar or word usage that the correction “just doesn’t sound right”? The reason, of course, is that the wrong way has been said or heard so often that it is the wrong that sounds right! Oral Language Exercises gives you 10 model sentences for each day to help you train your child’s ear so that correct language usage sounds right! This helpful parent text is called for in the 4–6 Language Arts Curriculum/Lesson Plans, but can also be used for grades 1–3. Lessons are unified around usage problems such as lie vs. lay or nominative vs. objective case pronouns. Reviews are included at regular intervals.
Want to check if your child can recall which of two sentences is the correct usage? Seven sets of checkpoint tests are provided for grades1–2, 3–4, and 5–6. Prepare your child to use God’s gift of language skillfully! Gr. 4–6.
Abeka® Language Arts Grade 4 (Level A) adds speed reading, the writing process, researching, and diagramming. A complete Language Arts program requires both a Child and a Parent Kit. Child Kits contain the texts, readers, and all essential materials. Parent Kits include full lesson plans, answer keys, and level-based required materials. Additional lesson plans, student consumables, and reinforcement/enrichment ELA items are available on the Rainbow Resource website.
The Abeka® distinctives start very early and flow through all levels, such as a cursive-first handwriting approach (starts in K and reviewed up to 6), thorough grammar (with diagramming), foundation-based composition skills (begins in 1st grade) and listening/speaking skills (including reading aloud and poetry memorization). All with Christian, patriotic-focused content in a spiral format with detailed teacher instruction. In 1st grade, skills introduced in previous years (phonics/reading, optional cursive, poetry, and vocabulary skills) are enriched with creative writing and sentence-level mechanics, weekly spelling tests, and oral reading. In Grade 2, transition to reading comprehension and beginning literature analysis occurs. Grade 3 begins the four-pronged emphasis of reading skills (analysis & discussion), writing (academic & creative), spelling/poetry, and grammar. Grade 4 (Level A) adds speed reading, the writing process, researching, and diagramming. Students refine all skills in Grade 5 (B), aiming for varied reading and writing (emphasizing research skills), as they head for Grade 6 (C), which cements the elementary skills in preparation for Abeka® upper-level courses.
Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.