Shurley English Level 2 Practice Booklet

Shurley English Level 2 Practice Booklet

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ISBN: 9781585610532
Grades: 2

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.

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Brenda Shurley
Softcover Book
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Shurley Instructional Materials
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11.0" 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
The practice booklet is helpful to go along with the curriculum
Rebekah J on Jul 11, 2022
Great English Curriculum. Easy to follow as a parent and easy to understand for kids.
Cristina C on Jul 22, 2022
Its the curriculum choice of our homeschool co-op
Abigail G on Jul 14, 2022
The practice booklet is helpful to go along with the curriculum
Rebekah J on Jul 11, 2022
homeschool school requirement
Catherine P on Jun 11, 2021
I use the program and needed the next level
Ricky G on Apr 25, 2021
Im familiar with the program and used it in my classroom. Now I'm using it to homeschool grandkids.
Olivia N on Feb 17, 2021
We love Shirley English and this booklet will replace me having to write the sentences on the board every day.
Jamie R on Oct 1, 2020
I taught Shurley English when I was a second grade teacher. It is awesome for teaching the parts of speech in a way that makes it easy for kids to learn and remember. I'm using it now to home school my 7 year old granddaughter.
Stormy Gale on Aug 27, 2020
She is my 5th to use SHurley -great system
Rebecca M on Aug 19, 2020
shurley english is the best English program
Arin L on Jul 10, 2020
required curriculum at my daughter's university model school
Julie E on Jun 12, 2020
Homeschool co-op required
Jodi R on May 19, 2020
This is a great booklet to have to accompany Shurley English Level 2. It consists of all the daily sentences for practicing parsing skills. I find this more convenient than writing or typing out the sentences each day for my kids to practice.
Alexia B on Apr 9, 2020
it has been a great program to give my kiddos a great understanding of English fundamentals!
Caroline E V on Oct 2, 2019
It is apart of our homeschooling Co-op Language arts and writing program this year.
Erin R on Jul 28, 2019
good program to teach grammar
Brenda R on Jul 26, 2019
These booklets make practice sentences so much easier!
Shannon P on May 6, 2019
Chris W on Jan 17, 2019
required for our homeschool consortium.
Rebecca M on Jul 18, 2018
On GDA book list
Kari W on Jul 10, 2018
The Shurley program was recommended to me by a teacher friend. It has been a wonderful addition to our homeschool.
Kathleen P on Jan 29, 2018
Shurley English is absolute best curriculum for grammar. All my college student children say it helped them greatly especially in their Greek studies!
Rhonda J on Sep 18, 2017
This English Method is so easy to use and explains the English language so well. It's also a wonderful base for literature and grammar in the future.
Amanda L on Sep 17, 2017
Student does not write very well, so pre-printed sentences are helpful.
Nerica K on Aug 19, 2017
Solid Grammar. Prep for Classical Conversations.
User on Sep 10, 2016
Though this can be a bit dry and rote-like, it does a great job of impressing the fundamentals of grammar and writing. I used it with my first 4 and am now purchasing for the last 2.
Megan E on Sep 7, 2016
Absolutely love the well organized, structured, scripted curriculum
Jennifer C on Aug 6, 2016
These are great for helping kids become skillful at identifying the nouns, verbs, prepositions, etc. in sentences.
Wendi S on Jul 28, 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
Great program. Using it again.
Anna L on Jul 18, 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
I was curious about the English program for the lower grades. I own TE and have used the program. I really liked how well my older kids learned English and were able to use them and remember them, so wanted to see what the lower level looked like.
Susan M on Feb 25, 2016
I have used this will my 3 other children and it is a good foundation.
Kristi P on Jan 9, 2016
I like this program
Bonnie S on Oct 30, 2015
Its the curriculum choice of our homeschool co-op
Abigail G on Jul 14, 2022
homeschool school requirement
Catherine P on Jun 11, 2021
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Shurley Practice Booklet
I've taught the Shurley Method in the classroom and loved it! I wish the practice workbook put a single lesson on each page, and provided more practice sentences per lesson. Other than that, It like it!
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