Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 3

Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 3

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Item #: 010826
ISBN: 9781585610402
Grades: 3
Note: These materials are to be sold only to customers in a home school environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.

Product Description:

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.]

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Category Description for COMPLETE ENGLISH PROGRAMS:

These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.

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Note 1
These materials are to be sold only to customers in a home
Note 2
school environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.
Trade Cloth
Brenda Shurley
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Shurley Instructional Materials
3.375 (lbs.)
10.75" x 8.5" x 1.25"
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This the next book in the series that we do in English.
Erin R on Sep 24, 2020
We are using Shurley English to prepare my Third Grader for moving up into Classical Conversation's Essentials class next year. It comes highly recommended!
Jennifer M on Jul 17, 2020
This the next book in the series that we do in English.
Erin R on Sep 24, 2020
I've used this for three years. It's a good way to jump start your scholar before entering a Classical Conversations IEW program (Essentials).
Hana C on Aug 13, 2020
We are using Shurley English to prepare my Third Grader for moving up into Classical Conversation's Essentials class next year. It comes highly recommended!
Jennifer M on Jul 17, 2020
student with LD
Kimberly E on May 1, 2020
Best ever way to teach grammar!
Teresa M on Jun 26, 2019
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Kim D on Jun 18, 2019
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Imani A on Jan 10, 2019
I love Shurley English- it's easy to use as a homeschool curriculum and the students have excellent grammar skills after using this program
Rachel J on Aug 22, 2018
love this English Grammar curriculum, I also used it last year.
Richelle W on Aug 12, 2018
My children will begin Essentials in Classical Conversations in the future. Shurley English was recommended to me by a friend.
Jessica R on Jul 29, 2018
We used Shurley level 1 & 2 with our boys last year and they learned a lot. They enjoyed singing the jingles and could diagram a sentence better than I can! So we are sticking with this curriculum.
Anita M on Jul 1, 2018
Recommended by home school program - Jackson Classical
Jennifer M on Feb 21, 2018
I used this in the classroom. Very effective. My daughter does very well with it.
Tammy S on Aug 17, 2017
My daughter needs assistance with her grammar and I heard that a singing curriculum was a great way to learn it.
Heather H on Jun 29, 2017
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Wendy P on Nov 1, 2016
we used level 1 and 2 and we loved it
Debbie W on Jul 18, 2016
It was compared to Classical Conversations English Grammar which I know is a thorough in it's approach.
Anady J on Jun 6, 2016
We chose this curriculmn based on the high praise of a fellow homeschooler.
Breanna P on Apr 8, 2016
Shurley English has been easy to follow and easy to learn from.
Heather O on Oct 15, 2015
I've used this for three years. It's a good way to jump start your scholar before entering a Classical Conversations IEW program (Essentials).
Hana C on Aug 13, 2020
student with LD
Kimberly E on May 1, 2020
What level should I start at? We have complete language lessons level 2
A shopper on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My son did First Language Lessons for first and second grade and was adequately prepared to start Shurley level 3. He did need to slow the pace down, particularly because of the writing assignments. We ended up spending two weeks on each chapter rather than one, though 11/2 weeks would be closer to what he needed. The student needs to be comfortable with writing and detail work, have a basic mastery of parts of speech, and ability to understand models/charts as examples and reference points. I've been very pleased with both the thoroughness and the rigor of Shurley. Even with areas of weakness (for my son, writing) it really does teach them everything they need to know.
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I find it a bit advanced for my 3rd grader but overall I suppose it is helpful.
September 6, 2020
2 months ago
Ive got to say I have really enjoyed this. I bought it as a supplement for our language arts course. My boys only do it two days a week but it really breaks down their grammar rules and reinforces their writing skills.
May 17, 2020
1 year ago
Love the jingles so far so good!
We've only been using it about 4 weeks but my daughter understands the jingles and seems to be getting the concepts very well.
November 9, 2015
over 5 years ago
Love it
I enjoy this program a great deal. My daughter enjoys the classifying of the sentences and jingles. I recommended it to a friend who has also started using it.
November 6, 2015
over 5 years ago
We love Shurley Grammar! This is the second year that we are using Shurley Last year we used SG2 and I thought that my kindergartner would just learn the jingles Well when my daughter got out her practice booklet and started to parse her sentences my son said "Mamma I can do that! Let me try!" So I started teaching both children together and after a few lessons and parsings even my youngest could parse a whole sentence by himself My children love the jingles and it has even helped when I'm teaching Latin grammar Sometimes if the children are stuck on a concept I sing the Shurley jingle for that part of speech and then it "clicks" and they're able to better understand Latin grammar because of their Shurley grammar I like it that the lessons are scripted too They're a life saver! We have so much fun with grammar and it's all because of Shurley We're looking forward to the new jingles that we'll get to learn this year!
June 27, 2010

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