Shurley English Level 4 Practice Booklet

Shurley English Level 4 Practice Booklet

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ISBN: 9781585610556
Grades: 4
Note: These materials are to be sold only to customers in a home schools environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.

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The Introductory and Practice Sentences found in the Teacher's Manuel are available in an easy-to-use student booklet that is a great time-saver for the teacher and the student. Sentences are classified in the Practice Booklet instead of writing them on the board or on notebook paper. Sentences are in large print and grouped by chapter and lesson.

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
schools environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.
Brenda Shurley
Softcover Book
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Shurley Instructional Materials
0.1875 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Homeschooling curriculum requirement.
Marjon T on Jul 20, 2020
this book was required by teacher
Jerri S on Jul 13, 2020
Homeschooling curriculum requirement.
Marjon T on Jul 20, 2020
I wanted a fool proof way of keeping up with papers and didn't want to have to copy sentences all the time. It allows my child to be a bit more independent in his work while I work with his sibling.
Rachelle H on Jul 14, 2020
this book was required by teacher
Jerri S on Jul 13, 2020
This makes it easy to study sentence.
Shannon P on Mar 20, 2020
This curriculum is what our homeschool academy uses. I think it's a good curriculum as well.
Christine F on Aug 21, 2019
Very convenient to have all the sentences written out.
Sophie K on Aug 20, 2019
I've tried other LA programs but I keep coming back to Shurley - mainly b/c of their step by step approach to teaching a kid how to write an essay.
User on Aug 15, 2019
Purchased for homeschool co-op group.
Erin R on Jul 30, 2019
Assigned from out Co-op
April H on Jul 12, 2019
It's helpful for the practice sentences -- saves me time rather than writing them out each day.
Kristine L on May 31, 2019
Needed for English
Beth T on Feb 17, 2019
I decided to go with a different LA program this year after having done Shurley English with all 3 of my boys for the past 5 years. But I missed the straight forward grammar lessons and practice that Shurley offers as well as the step by step instruction on how to construct paragraphs and essays. So I'm back to Shurley midway through the school year.
User on Feb 12, 2019
PHENOMENAL curriculum! Yes, Brenda Shurley can be a little DRY, but this is best taught in a group setting where the children learn the chants/jingles together. The material learned here will carry them THROUGH college! My son is taking College English 101 and is SAILING through it because of his background with Shurley Grammar! The jingles NEVER leave you and are beneficial throughout LIFE!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Kymberly K on Aug 17, 2018
Great program! Kids really learn material from the jingles and memorized questions to determine parts of speech in a sentence.
Kris L on Aug 10, 2018
needed for use at our co-op
Jill W on Jul 23, 2018
This booklet is not required, but saves me a lot of time either writing out the daily sentences on the board or typing and printing them out for the student to classify. I can just tell my daughter to go get her SE practice book and start classifying. They will finish by the time I am ready to start the lesson. Highly recommended if you want to save time each day.
Nancy M on Jul 14, 2018
The Practice Booklet makes it so easy to do the practices in Shurley English. Before I would type them out by hand or we would hand write them which became very time consuming. The practice booklet is a great accompaniment to the Homeschool Kit.
Tricia M on May 29, 2018
super helpful when time is tricky.
Jason D on Aug 6, 2017
It's a standard in our house.
Crista E on Apr 25, 2017
simple grammar program
Gloria T on Jul 7, 2016
This book makes classifying the sentences in the lesson so much easier! No copying the sentences on the board or paper!
amanda m on Jul 6, 2016
We've been doing Shurley English for 3 years now and love it. We're moving on to level 4 next year.
Paige M on Jun 18, 2016
We have utilized Levels 1-3 and now need Level 4
Amy W on Mar 27, 2016
I wanted a fool proof way of keeping up with papers and didn't want to have to copy sentences all the time. It allows my child to be a bit more independent in his work while I work with his sibling.
Rachelle H on Jul 14, 2020
This makes it easy to study sentence.
Shannon P on Mar 20, 2020
I need practice for my daughter to implement the grammar portion. There is not enough practice in the student workbook. Does this provide that?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The practice booklet is not required, but is very helpful and cuts down a lot of time. Basically it is a workbook of the practice sentences for all the lessons in the teacher's manual. I tried to do one year without the practice book and it was really a pain. I had to type out the sentences for all the lessons and then print them out for my daughter to classify, or wrote them on the board for her to copy in her spiral and then classify. I think it is really worth the money because a large part of the Shirley English program is to classify the sentences and they must have the sentences on paper to classify.

If you are doing the lessons and your daughter is not doing the sentences in every lesson and/or you are not teaching the lesson as in the teacher's manual, you are wasting your time doing this program. This is the best program, I believe, in any educational program or school. These jingles and the way the classification of sentences are taught are beneficial for the students future educational experiences leading to an entire life for good writing skills.
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This is the only thing I really use.
I have a good grasp of grammar, so I feel no real need to use the teacher book. We use this book the most to diagram sentences. If my son has questions, then we use the teacher guide. In my opinion, this is the best SE book.
March 13, 2017
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