English Grammar Recitation Workbook II Teacher Guide
Grade 5 progresses on to First Form Latin; great literature such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Heidi and Lassie Come-Home; and Famous Men of Rome for a continuation of their history studies. Geography I has been added at this level. Science includes a study of insects. Rod and Staff math, Christian Studies, Classical Composition, English Grammar Recitation, Spelling Workout are all continued at the next level (please note that Classical Comp I: Fable Stage should be completed before level II. If student is entering at this level, they will need to complete that course first). Suggested summer reading: Story of the World Vol. 2.
I doubt Im the only one who is happy that Memoria Press has decided to publish their version of classical English grammar. In typical MP style user-friendly and to the point this seriesprovides the essentials with style, simplicity, and thoroughness. Each consumable Student Book includes the two-page lessons plus reviews that comprise each course; a straight-forward and simple planfor repetitive, consistent instruction. Lessons are built around capitalization, punctuation, and grammar rules: added one or two at a time. The student recites any review rules, then recites and copies out a new rule or two. Then two sets of exercises follow that reinforce the new rule(s) before ending the lesson with more review-of-rules recitation.
Each lesson suggests a five-day plan. Day 1 (full grammar recitation, punctuation, and capitalization rules presented thus far and new material taught and copied) might take a full hour. Workbook exercises on Day 2 might take 30 minutes with the remaining three days taking only 5-10 minutes per day. These days include dictated examples of various rules and more recitation. Quizzes or tests are on Day 5.
Recitation rules are included in the back of the Student Book. The Teacher Key is an exact replica of the Student Book with answers provided.
Book 1 Lesson Plans are available in one- and two-year pacing schedules. Formatted similarly, both offer a grid check off box for 33 weeks. The one-year pacing schedules grammar lessons daily and the two-year pacing schedules grammar 3 days per week. Review Box instructions and cards are included with the one-year pacing guide. Spiral bound.
If you want classical grammar but inch-thick books aren't your style, enjoy! 70 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.
The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.
Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna
These materials do not include a coverage of usage.
Accelerated curriculum guides are available from Memoria Press for families who wish to move at a faster pace than the Classical Core Curriculum pace.If you begin at the Accelerated Pace and find it too difficult, it is possible to transition to the Classical Core Curriculum.
29 two-page lessons plus reviews (seven periodic and one final). Reviews contentfrom Book I and covers three additional punctuation rules and 35 grammar rules.