Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 2

Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 2

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ISBN: 9781585610440
Grades: 2

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Homeschool Kits contain a teacher's manual, a student workbook and an instructional/jingles CD.
Category Description for Shurley English:

A very unique English program that teaches grammar, language skills and writing using consistent, formulated techniques. If you like oral recitation, you'll love this program! And, at levels 1-8 the program is totally interactive. If you're a little uncertain of your English teaching skills or tend to be disorganized - fear no more. Nothing is left to chance. The teaching is totally scripted and lessons are very systematic. There aren't even any teacher preparation pages. Author Brenda Shurley suggests you stay one lesson ahead of your students and study it thoroughly before presenting. This is a good idea because, occasionally, you will need to plan ahead for materials for some of the activities.

Lessons are grouped 5 per chapter to be taught at the rate of one chapter per week. The course will take about 26 weeks to complete if you hold to this schedule. Lessons vary in length and will take from 20-50 minutes each day. There is some variety in lesson format, but each lesson has one or more of the following components: Jingle Time, Grammar Time, Skill Time, Study Time, Writing Time, Activity/Assignment Time, Practice Time, Vocabulary Time, Test Time, Check Time.

Jingle Time begins many of the lessons and has students recite all of the previously-taught jingles. All of these are printed in the first section of the student workbook for easy reference. In the Teacher's Manual, they appear only as introduced. You are supposed to lead the recitation, so it would be helpful to put a post-it note on these pages (you are not allowed to xerox any part of the student workbook). The Instructional CD contains an audio version of the jingles which you can also use as an accompaniment. The narrator has a very pleasant voice. Some of the jingles are actually sung, but most are recited. Some rhyme and have a definite beat, others are just recitations. Jingles are used to define the various parts of speech. When committed to memory, they will help your student remember each part of speech, how it functions, and how to identify it. The Preposition Jingle has you memorize 49 prepositions (though I must say it's not as catchy as our homeschool version which has 53 prepositions sung to the tune of "Joy to the World").

Grammar Time is spent analyzing sentence construction, identifying each part of speech in the sentence. New parts of speech are introduced and an Oral Question and Answer Flow orally picks apart sentences, identifying each part of speech. All of the script appears in the Teacher's Manual so you can lead the recitation. Sentences are classified as Introductory Sentences (sentences which will be used in the lesson to introduce new parts of speech) or Practice Sentences (which classify sentences using previously-learned parts of speech). These sentences must be written on the board or on notebook paper for your student. Optionally, you may purchase a Practice Booklet which contains them all. Students who have previously used the method can classify these Practice Sentences independently, then check their answers using the Practice CD.

Skill Time teaches a wide assortment of language and word skills like subject-verb agreement, homonyms, personal pronoun-antecedent agreement, regular vs. irregular verbs, similes and metaphors, editing, and so on.

Writing Time is sometimes an assignment to make a journal entry, while in other lessons, it is the entire lesson, teaching students to use specific forms in writing. Some of the writing forms introduced in Level 4, for example, are the three-point paragraph, point of view, time-ordering, persuasive essay, writing with dialogue, narrative writing, and descriptive writing. These are all done by strict formula with models and sometimes templates included.

Activity/Assignment Time gives instruction for an interesting Activity or Assignment that puts some of this learning into practice. It might be a writing assignment, Sentence Hopscotch, planting a Parts of Speech Garden, or a challenge - like going the rest of the day without using a personal pronoun in any of your conversation! In Level 4, students may write poems.

Practice Time refers students to an exercise to complete in the Practice Section of their workbook. Answers are in the Teacher's Manual. Two Vocabulary Times are included per chapter. These introduce four words - two antonyms, two synonyms - for students to define in their Vocabulary notebooks (aided by a dictionary or thesaurus) and use each in a written sentence.

Lesson 4 of almost every chapter has a Study Time, Test Time and Check Time. Students will study all of their vocabulary words in their Vocabulary Notebooks as well as any skills in the Practice Section they need to review. After taking the Chapter Test, you will go over it with them and discuss it (Check Time). Answers are found in the Teacher's Manual.

This program is a very easy English program to teach and will particularly appeal to parents wanting to use a classical approach of instruction. Every step is planned, every lesson scripted, every writing assignment taught and modeled with very specific instruction. There is virtually zero preparation time and all the audio and visual teaching aids are provided. Children will learn parts of speech and many grammar and usage skills thoroughly - largely through oral recitation. They will learn how to use a dictionary and thesaurus and increase their vocabularies. They will continually review and practice material until it is mastered.

Homeschool kits contain a voluminous Teacher's Manual, a student workbook and an Instructional CD. The Student Workbook consists of a Jingle section (with lyrics to all of the Jingles), Reference section (vocabulary words, charts, rules, checklists and any material that would be in a handbook for the course), Practice Section (exercises), and Test Section (Chapter Test forms). You will need one for each student, so they are sold separately, also.

Practice sets contain the Practice Booklet and Practice CDs (Level 8 does not include a Practice Booklet). The Practice CDs contain audio files of the sentences in the Practice booklet. [The Practice Booklet and CD are not necessary in order to complete the course but they do make it easier on the teacher relieving her of daily sentence-writing and allowing the student to work somewhat independently with the CD to classify and then check the sentences. The Practice Booklet can be used without the CD.]

Level 7 and 8 are titled English Made Easy and have a slightly different appearance although the basic structure of the courses is the same. Both levels include a paperback Student Text instead of a workbook. The text is largely non-consumable, although there are some charts and skill activities. Most of these can be found in a more consumable form in the Test Workbook, available separately. This allows your child to work on the page rather than copying from their textbook. Also available at each level is a booklet of Literature Selections. These expose your child to both contemporary and non-contemporary written selections. Each is followed by discussion questions which help to analyze the piece. Most conclude with a written assignment based on a feature or quality of the work.

Several other supplementals are available separately for every level. Vocabulary Madness are thin, consumable workbooks that provide word searches, word scrambles, and crosswords. Please note that word lists are not coordinated to the course vocabulary lists in this edition of Shurley English. A complete answer key is provided. The Jingle CDs feature the jingles and recitations that are taught during Jingle Time at the beginning of many lessons. The CD also includes the question and answer flows for groups of sentences, which are used to introduce new concepts in the lessons during Grammar Time. The Homechool Kits already contain an audio CD featuring the jingles, but if you want one to use independently (or if you need a replacement), these are available. If you’d prefer one Jingle Time CD for multiple levels, consider the Jingle Time Audio CD Pack. It contains jingles, chants, and instrumental versions for all levels on one CD. Jingle Time Coloring Books are available for Levels K-3. These include lyrics to the Jingles at that level, plus fun coloring pages. Non-reproducible.




Category Description for COMPLETE ENGLISH PROGRAMS:

These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade
2
ISBN
9781585610440
Binding
Trade Paper
Language
English
Author
Brenda Shurley
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Shurley Instructional Materials
Weight
3.375 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.5" x 1.25"
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Its the curriculum choice of our homeschool co-op
Abigail G on Jul 14, 2022
My son has learned a ton with Shurley, heck I've learned more than I ever did in school and it has stuck. Both of us enjoy this series.
Margaret W on Apr 4, 2022
Its the curriculum choice of our homeschool co-op
Abigail G on Jul 14, 2022
It is part of the Logos Press curriculum
Allison P on Apr 15, 2022
My son has learned a ton with Shurley, heck I've learned more than I ever did in school and it has stuck. Both of us enjoy this series.
Margaret W on Apr 4, 2022
logos press was out
Katelyn F on Mar 21, 2022
this is the English program used at our co-op
misty S on Feb 14, 2022
Trying something new.
Corinna S on Jul 28, 2021
Home school coop
Katryn V on Jul 24, 2021
We love Shurley English! It's easy to teach and so much fun to learn.
Dawn P on Jul 18, 2021
homeschool school requirement
Catherine P on Jun 11, 2021
Heard wonderful things about the grammar program from a friend who uses it with her children.
Alicia J on Sep 16, 2020
I was recommended to me by a mother who has homeschooled her 8 children.
Nathalie L on Sep 15, 2020
This is required by our tutor.
James M on Aug 31, 2020
Ive used it in the past and appreciate the pre scripted lessons.
Tina L on Jul 30, 2020
My older child used it in 2nd grade. It was awesome.
Elizabeth S on Jul 27, 2020
required curriculum at my daughter's university model school
Julie E on Jun 12, 2020
It is apart of our homeschooling Co-op Language arts and writing program this year.
Erin R on Jul 28, 2019
My MIL highly recommends Shurley English. All of her kids specifically referenced things they had learned through Shurley when taking college entrance exams, and all have excellent writing skills.
Christie G on Aug 30, 2018
This is such a great program that I actually used when I was a student!
Emily L on Aug 22, 2018
I have heard this is the best foundation to move children forward in the upper levels and will give them a great understanding of english.
Anna S on Aug 1, 2018
excellent thorough curriculum
JENNIFER K on Jan 30, 2018
not understanding saxon grammar
Jennifer m on Jan 30, 2018
The Shurley program was recommended to me by a teacher friend. It has been a wonderful addition to our homeschool.
Kathleen P on Jan 29, 2018
I ordered this for the first student and added to the order for the other student using the curriculum.
Amanda L on Sep 17, 2017
loved the first one
Margie M on Apr 24, 2017
Lowest price and free shipping
Julie B on Aug 11, 2016
homeschooling
Jamie K on Jul 31, 2016
Recommendation from a friend
Kelly C on Jul 23, 2016
singing makes parts of speech easy and fun
Tammy S on Jul 18, 2016
It is our school's chosen curriculum.
Mary S on Jun 24, 2016
Curiosity
Susan M on Feb 25, 2016
It is part of the Logos Press curriculum
Allison P on Apr 15, 2022
logos press was out
Katelyn F on Mar 21, 2022
is this material Faith-based?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Shurley English is not religious.
Does this also include spelling word lists, or is that something i need to add?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is NOT a spelling program. This set is all you need for grammar and writing. I think Shurley also has a spelling program, but that completely separate from this. I recommend also purchasing the Shurley English Level 2 Practice Booklet (also sold on Rainbow). You do not need it, but it will keep you from having to write out multiple sentences for classifying-- time saver.
Shurley English Level 2 Practice Booklet
Shurley English Level 2 Practice Booklet
Which level should my 9 year old start with? He has been through one year of Essentials with Classical Conversations. I am finding that I am not getting enough direction with teaching him basic punctuation and enough detailed grammar to connect the dots. Also, I have a 6 year old who is def a late learner. He also doesn't like "school" He can read three letter words and we haven't done much formal work up until recently. Mainly numbers, phonics, calendar and a little time.
A shopper on Apr 14, 2018
Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 2
Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 2
Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 1
Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 1
BEST ANSWER: Level 2 would work fine. Each year repeats itself while stepping things up a notch on how in depth it is. I woyld not worry about grammar with your 6 uear old, until he can read better. It will just be too frustrating.
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Great curriculum
We love Shurley English! It's so, SO good. Definitely recommend. It will teach your child to think and write clearly. It is definitely more of a classical style, which I think is great.
August 27, 2021
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1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I used this curriculum with my second grader this year The curriculum they use at his school was leaving him with gaps in understanding the basics of sentence structure and his writing did not improve from kindergarten to first grade This curriculum did wonders for him this year In fact his teacher asked to borrow the books because he was teaching his classmates the jingles and it was helping all of them He is very strong in math and I believe the methodical nature of the way grammar is taught in this curriculum speaks to the math-minded If you have a child that enjoys memorizing through song or a math-minded child this is a grammar curriculum to consider We will be using it again next year The teacher's manual is necessary and helpful It was easy to use and involved very little prep
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
This program really did not work for us Not all of the jingles rhyme or flow very well and my kids didn't like them While it's nice to have the lessons scripted and it was easy for me to teach the topic my children did not like "the question answer flow" and neither did I The workbook has the kids constantly flipping between the reference section and the practice session and at this age that is just a distraction for them I dislike the layout of the practice sessions and felt there was not enough space for second graders to write in I wish there was a way to view sample pages before purchasing After 2 weeks my kids were groaning about grammar
June 29, 2009


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