Shurley English Homeschool Workbook Level 6

Shurley English Homeschool Workbook Level 6

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Item #: 010836
ISBN: 9781585610297
Grades: 6
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

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.
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Brenda Shurley
Softcover Book
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Shurley Instructional Materials
0.8125 (lbs.)
10.75" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Needed for younger child.
Khalilah F on Jan 28, 2021
Homeschool Coop book
Omar K on Jul 16, 2020
Needed for younger child.
Khalilah F on Jan 28, 2021
Repetition is key for retention, thus I want my students to complete the workbook as they learn through the textbook.
Holly D on Jul 28, 2020
Homeschool Coop book
Omar K on Jul 16, 2020
Have used Shurley before. Very easy to follow scripted lessons
teresia a on May 26, 2020
Homeschool co-op required
Jodi R on May 19, 2020
My husband was an English teacher, and I graduated with a bachelor's in English; we both think that Shurley Grammar is about as good as it gets.
Susie D on Sep 30, 2019
Shurley English is a great way to teach kids the parts of speech in a systematic way. The writing side of things is a bit redundant but useful.
Beth T on Sep 26, 2019
I have done this course with another student and found it to be very thorough in grammar instruction.
Stacey H on Aug 31, 2019
Great Program! Second child taking this class.
Karen S on Aug 6, 2019
Good solid grammar practice.
Lea J on Jul 31, 2019
We are using this in our tutorial - EXCELLENT curriculum choice!! Concepts taught in SG curriculum will yield benefit well into college!!!
Kymberly K on Jul 29, 2019
New product, great price.
Marcelo V on Jul 19, 2019
recommended at a homeschool convention by "Sam Sorbo" in her opening talk. Looks like some just use the grammar portion, while others use the entire book. Found the teacher guide and cd used, and 2 copies of this student book in Rainbow's bargain bin. Ready to go!
User on Mar 25, 2019
Jana on Dec 14, 2018
we have used Shurley for years and the program provides a strong foundation.
carissa b on Sep 16, 2018
I have used Shurley English with all of my kids. The grammar is strong, but I would not recommend it for the writing portions because they are not very exciting.
Deanna U on Aug 16, 2018
Shurley 5 helped the children to understand better. This is the next step in the program.
Hannah K on Aug 5, 2018
required for our homeschool consortium.
Rebecca M on Jul 18, 2018
coop class
Chad C on Jul 9, 2018
Like this curriculum
Elisa T on May 22, 2018
You want deep good grammar, use Shurley English.
Cecilia F on Aug 18, 2017
required for school
melinda c on Aug 10, 2017
needed for english
James C on May 29, 2017
This is my favorite English program!
Danielle A on Feb 17, 2017
Has proven to be the best grammar we have ever used!
Carla D on Feb 14, 2017
the repetition in these is great, really helps them understand and remember
Sarah C on Jan 31, 2017
Shurley is the best grammar program!
Amy M on Aug 30, 2016
We have been consistent Shurley English fans for a long time. I have yet to find a comparable English grammar curriculum I like half as much.
Kathleen M on Aug 10, 2016
required curriculum
Christine S on Jul 24, 2016
I love Shurley English! Even I have learned so much from it, not just my kids!
Claudia W on Jun 7, 2016
my child uses this grammar program
Christine F on Jun 6, 2016
Needed another copy.
Christi N on Dec 2, 2015
Tina P on Sep 30, 2015
Repetition is key for retention, thus I want my students to complete the workbook as they learn through the textbook.
Holly D on Jul 28, 2020
Have used Shurley before. Very easy to follow scripted lessons
teresia a on May 26, 2020
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Not for me
Heard this mentioned at a homeschool convention.... one look through it and I knew it wasn’t for us. If you want your kids to learn 3 languages and Latin,,,,it may be useful. To me it looked like a boring mess with too much information that my kids donor need to study
July 13, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Thorough Grammar Program
Our family has been using Shurley Grammar for years. It is a thorough program and your student will come away knowing the 8 parts of speech and how they are used. The writing portion of Shurley Grammar will assure your student has mastered a 3 point essay. My 5th grade son is becoming quite the grammar "master" and writer!
October 21, 2015
over 5 years ago

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