Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 6

Shurley English Homeschool Kit Level 6

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Item #: 010829
ISBN: 9781585610280
Grades: 6
Note: These materials are to be sold only to customers in a home school environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.

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.
Brenda Shurley
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Shurley Instructional Materials
3.375 (lbs.)
10.75" x 8.5" x 1.25"
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Recommended by a friend who uses it in her school. I have used levels 1 - 5. Several schools in my area use this curriculum. Some parts are out-dated, so I skip those (mainly info on the library.)
Stacie S on Jan 28, 2021
This program is very in depth and if your child can master this they will be able to write flawless papers.
Tricia B on Jul 20, 2020
Recommended by a friend who uses it in her school. I have used levels 1 - 5. Several schools in my area use this curriculum. Some parts are out-dated, so I skip those (mainly info on the library.)
Stacie S on Jan 28, 2021
Highly recommended by my cousin who is a licensed teacher and has taught her 4 children at home their entire lives.
Carla C on Sep 20, 2020
This program is very in depth and if your child can master this they will be able to write flawless papers.
Tricia B on Jul 20, 2020
needed for co-op
Brooke B on Jun 6, 2020
Curriculum used at our home school co-op
Cindy R on Aug 19, 2019
Homeschool coop requirement
Katherine L on Aug 13, 2019
school curriculum list
Connie D on Jul 23, 2019
Recommended by my son's dyslexic coach
Holly G on Jun 13, 2019
searching for quality grammar instruction
Elizabeth K on Mar 17, 2019
It's being used in our homeschool.
Eric M on Sep 3, 2018
Co-op class
Kimberley S on Aug 22, 2018
coop class
Chad C on Jul 9, 2018
I have used several levels of Shurley English. I only use the grammar part, not the writing or history sections as I have other curriculum for those subjects. The grammar is very comprehensive, detailed and well taught.
Michal H on Apr 25, 2018
Shurley English has everything I need in one place...grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and writing. It's scripted for me to teach it to my child.
Julie F on Feb 22, 2018
We have been using Shirley English for the past five years. This program is easy to work through and has helped my daughter (and myself) gain a strong understanding of English grammar and writing.
Gina P on Oct 27, 2017
Excellent reviews of others' experiences with this item. We're looking for something comprehensive and easy to use.
Monica C on Aug 5, 2017
The curriculum that our co-op was using.
Tyler B on Jul 11, 2017
I like Shirley grammar. It is easy to use, my daughter loves it, and it has taught her grammar better then any other curriculum I have tried. We don't do the writing lessons though. We use IEW for that.
Julie J on Mar 17, 2017
We have used Shurley English level 3, 5 , and 8 in the past and have been very happy with them. The concepts are easy to understand and reviewed often.
Heather O on Jun 15, 2016
My son has always used Shurley and he will say it is one of his favorite things to do each day. We joined Classical Conversations this year and his is in Essentials. Shurley fully prepared him to be able join Essentials and be successful at something new. He missed his daily Shurley work and asked to order the next level.
Nick F on Oct 9, 2015
Highly recommended by my cousin who is a licensed teacher and has taught her 4 children at home their entire lives.
Carla C on Sep 20, 2020
needed for co-op
Brooke B on Jun 6, 2020
I have a 7th grade student that has not had any Shurley English in the past. What level should I start with?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If it helps, my 6th grader started with the 6th grade Shurley English and it has been going very well. The Teacher's instructions give options for use with a 1st or 2nd year Shurley English student. I have found it to be flexible and thorough.
Does an answer key come with the homeschool kit?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is not a separate answer key book with this homeschool kit. Instead, the answers for the lessons and tests appear in the Teacher's Resource conveniently located within the day's lesson. I have found it to be much easier than having a separate book.
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Shurley English
Excellent English curriculum for all grade levels.
October 17, 2017
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I have used the Shurley English program for the last 10 yrs and have gone through all levels I really like this program It is set up so easy for the teacher that this subject always gets done It is repetitive but I think that is what makes it work By the end of 7th grade your child will not forget parts of speech or how to write a paragraph If there is a part you don't like to do (question answer flow for ex) you can skip it or modify it for your children The only thing I think it lacks is to include a spelling program Highly recommend this program
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Shurley English is one of THE BEST grammar programs out there After searching for a solid grammar program five years ago we stumbled upon Shurley English My daughter loved it right from the start The jingles included in the CD are easy and fun to learn and sing Even mom enjoyed them! The student then takes the jingles and applies them to their assignment The assignments themselves move along at a nice pace Every grammar concept is practiced as well as reviewed into the next chapter so each rule introduced is not forgotten Shurley English teaches the student how to break down and classify sentences Your student will be able to label each word and sentence according to its proper punctuation as well as its parts of speech Writing is also included in this grammar program Writing can be a challenging and difficult task to teach any child But with Shurley English children as early as first grade can begin writing well thought out sentences Paragraphs and Essays are introduced in books two through four Because this grammar program teaches how to break sentences down this same concept also helps the student to build well rounded complete sentences up I have always found the teachers manual to be extremely helpful It truly does explain every lesson concept writing assignment and rule to you It did take about two weeks to successfully learn how to use the teachers manual But after that it was smooth sailing Shurley English is one of the first subjects my daughter wants to complete in the morning A lot of the time she is already working on her sentences before I can get my teachers manual open! If you want a solid grammar program that will teach your child to beacome a strong reader and writer this is the program for you We are going into our sixth year of Shurley English and I have never regretted using this curriculum It is always well worth the price! I should also point out that my beautiful daughter is Autistic If my child can excel in this program any child can
May 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
I love Shurley English I have only two regrets First regret is that I didn't discover it earlier Second is that it stops at 7th grade My children were not understanding grammar They would get by enough to pass the test but would not retain it for very long They are now going into 9th and 10th grade and I still tell them when they get stuck "use your Shurley method" My niece used it also When she had to go back to public school she was way ahead in grammar
July 20, 2007

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