Shurley English Homeschool Workbook Level 2

Shurley English Homeschool Workbook Level 2

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ISBN: 9781585610457
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Note: These materials are to be sold only to customers in a home school environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.

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Shurley English places special emphasis on parent-child interaction and participation. In Shurley English, the children have workbooks, not textbooks, to practice and test their acquired knowledge and skills. The Student Workbook contains a Jingle Section, a Reference Section, a Practice Section, and a Test Section. The Jingle Section contains all the jingles. The Reference Section includes vocabulary words, guided practices, samples, guidelines, and charts. The Practice Section provides extra practice on the various skills taught before the skills are tested. The Test Section contains the tests for each chapter. Each test is divided into four basic areas: grammar, vocabulary, language skills, and a summary for the week.

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
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.
ISBN
9781585610457
Binding
Trade Paper
Language
English
Author
Brenda Shurley
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Shurley Instructional Materials
Weight
0.8125 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Great English Curriculum. Easy to follow as a parent and easy to understand for kids.
Cristina C on Jul 22, 2022
I love teaching the first two levels of Shurley English to my kids. The jingles are a great intro to grammar. They also get to practice parts of speech and early writing. After that, I transition to Essentials in Writing (video lessons) which go to 12th grade.
LOGAN W on Aug 29, 2021
Great English Curriculum. Easy to follow as a parent and easy to understand for kids.
Cristina C on Jul 22, 2022
Grammar rules and writing are taught in short easy to handle segments. Shurley English teaches the fundamentals of grammar without overwhelming young learners.
Christina W on Oct 12, 2021
I love teaching the first two levels of Shurley English to my kids. The jingles are a great intro to grammar. They also get to practice parts of speech and early writing. After that, I transition to Essentials in Writing (video lessons) which go to 12th grade.
LOGAN W on Aug 29, 2021
I've used Shurley English for my other students. I liked that the teacher's book gave my exactly what to say. I also like the repetitious jingles.
dawn s on Aug 7, 2021
5th Child Using this book. We love Shurely English. I do Level 1 for first expecting to cover 1/2 the book, Level 2 for 2nd expecting to cover 1/2 the book, Level 4 for 3rd (first 1/2) and 4th (2nd 1/2) and then Level 6 for 5th (first 1/2) and 6th (2nd 1/2) because the books do overlap.
Rebecca M on Aug 7, 2021
Love the sentence question/answer flow. Matches up with Classical Conversations well!
Christy B on Mar 18, 2021
She is my 5th to use SHurley -great system
Rebecca M on Aug 19, 2020
Homeschool co-op required
Jodi R on May 19, 2020
We have used it before. This is an excellent curriculum.
Frances S on Apr 29, 2020
It is repetitive. Easy flow. It's not for everyone but it works for our learning style.
Nicole R on Aug 20, 2019
This is a necessary item for this curriculum.
Shannon P on May 6, 2019
On GDA book list
Kari W on Jul 10, 2018
used before
Candace L on Jun 18, 2018
I use Shurley to teach grammar to my tutoring students. It's the best!
Linda F on Oct 17, 2017
This is the best English curriculum period. Logical approach makes much more sense than rote memory of parts of speech facts. Highly recommend! Use every other level is all that is needed.
Rhonda J on Sep 18, 2017
I used the first Shurley Method, and I saw great results in my students. I will continue to use it until they complete all sets and move on to other forms of english.
Amanda L on Sep 17, 2017
I love Shurley English! I have used it for several years. I have used a lot of different grammar programs over the 29 years that I have been homeschooling. My children remember more from this program than any other I have used. The unique question and answer flow that is used throughout the program really sticks with you! I am buying this for my grandchild who is being homeschooled.
Norma Jean W on Aug 16, 2017
for homeschool
Bryan J on Apr 27, 2017
Solid Grammar. Prep for Classical Conversations.
User on Sep 10, 2016
Shurley's grammar is unbeatable. It is hands down the best we have tried. The last couple of years, I reduced the amount of writing assignments and decided this year to nix it completely. We are in Classical Conversations and know we need to learn IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) and are doing the Student Writing Intensive DVDs.
Emily H on Aug 10, 2016
This will be my third year with Shurley English and 2nd time doing level 2. Shurley English is easy to teach, comprehensive, and fits well with the Classical model of education. My kids enjoy the jingles.
Christie W on Jul 27, 2016
School requires
Erica L on Jul 6, 2016
Easy to use compact, systematic - it gets the job done.
Jill W on Jul 1, 2016
Shurley English has been great for our family. The lessons are quick and i love how the teachers manual is scripted for the parent to read from. I also like how it builds off of previous lessons. My kids don't forget how to do something!
Katherine R on May 9, 2016
Shurley gives a great foundation to sentence structure and writing as a whole. It gives very young children confidence in their ability to write well.
Kia H on Apr 3, 2016
Curoisity on the lower level.
Susan M on Feb 25, 2016
Shurley English is by far the most thorough, comprehensive, and engaging English grammar program. After 12 years of homeschooling, I would not choose anything other than Shurley English. The incremental approach guarantees success.
Kimberly on Dec 10, 2015
like it
Bonnie S on Oct 30, 2015
Recommended by a friend
User on Oct 29, 2015
Grammar rules and writing are taught in short easy to handle segments. Shurley English teaches the fundamentals of grammar without overwhelming young learners.
Christina W on Oct 12, 2021
I've used Shurley English for my other students. I liked that the teacher's book gave my exactly what to say. I also like the repetitious jingles.
dawn s on Aug 7, 2021
Is there any writing or highlighting in it?
A shopper on Nov 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The workbook is meant to be written and marked.
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Not happy with this at all! Requires serious preparation. Small, boring crowded pages. Nothing that would draw my 3 boys in (ages 7/9/11).
Haven't even used it. More informational than anything.
November 18, 2019
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over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love these workbooks!
These Shurley workbooks are very helpful. It's nice to not have to write the sentences out yourself, and they are a great price. Definitely worth the money.
October 14, 2015
Purchased
over 7 years ago


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