Life of Fred Language Arts Series: Begin Teaching

Life of Fred Language Arts Series: Begin Teaching

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Item #: 023104
ISBN: 9781937032142
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Covers ellipses, more plurals, more commas, appositive phrases, conjunctions, poetic meter, idioms, nouns, transitive and intransitive verbs, direct quotes, writing numbers, compound subjects, conjugation of verbs, regular and irregular verbs, usage quirks, and progressive tenses.
Category Description for Life of Fred Language Arts:

There's a bit of a disconnect as you first look through these books, expecting high school language arts. Unlike anything you've seen before in that category, your first thought will likely be that there has been some mistake. The font size is mostly 16 pt. (or thereabouts), and there are zillions (to coin a "Fred" term) of fonts within the text of these books. They look like a 2nd grade reader. In typical Fred fashion the story line is quirky, and through it the reader encounters all sorts of miscellaneous information along with grammar, etc. So really? High School Language Arts? I was not a believer as I started reading these language arts episodes of Fred's adventures. Adventures that started in Sunday School, took him to Australia to "teach" with a mission board, and finally brought him back home to KITTENS university, learning he has been fired. When the first "Your Turn to Play" segment covered indenting paragraphs and sentence end marks, I was shaking my head and concluding that author Stanley Schmidt should have stuck with math. However, I had to write this description, so I followed Fred's inter-continental journey a little longer and found myself realizing a few things that surprised me. 1) I was understanding some grammar concepts that I had never really "gotten" before, 2) there was broad and comprehensive coverage of all things pertaining to English grammar as well as other aspects of language arts, 3) the Your Turn to Play segments provided consistent and continual review, and 4) I was very likely going to remember the grammar from this course because of the quirky Fred connection.

The smallish (125 pgs, hc) books


Category Description for OTHER PROGRAMS:

Language arts programs listed in this section cover some combination of reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting or typing but do not attempt to cover all of those skill areas.


Primary Subject
Language Arts
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781937032142
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Polka Dot Publishing
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.5" x 7.25" x 0.5"
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We love L of F!
Leah C on Dec 26, 2020
We love the life of fred series and this is the next book needed in language arts.
Tiffany B on Sep 10, 2020
We love L of F!
Leah C on Dec 26, 2020
My 8th, 11th and 12th graders started LOF Language Arts this year. Though the program is very unconventional, everyone is keeping up on the work without complaint.
dana m on Sep 29, 2020
We love the life of fred series and this is the next book needed in language arts.
Tiffany B on Sep 10, 2020
We have learned so much from Life of Fred math we decided to try the language arts. So far we have enjoyed this series just as much.
Sara M on Aug 19, 2018
We love Fred! My children have read the math books and the first in the Language Arts series just for fun. I figure I'll buy one Language Arts per year to have my children read over the summer in their middle/high school years. So many times my children will say something intelligent, and I'll ask where'd you learn that. Answer is almost always - Fred!
Jocelyn S on May 16, 2018
My daughter really enjoyed the first book in this LA series, so we plan to continue with the other 3 books.
Kelly M on Sep 19, 2017
We are in the midst of the first book in series and were planning ahead.
Raphael Noah E on May 4, 2017
I chose this based on a review by Cathy Duffy. My daughter is an avid reader and I think she will enjoy this method of learning/reviewing grammar and composition best.
Sherry F on Jul 27, 2016
Fun, easy way to learn grammar.
Justin S on Jun 22, 2016
We love Life of Fred! The Australia book is really basic but it's a nice review of grammar and a refresher from regular work. Kids are 14 and 17.
Stephanie S on Feb 22, 2016
Done with the first one, and now ordering the second in the series--teen daughter actually tolerates these LA books!
Jill A W on Dec 1, 2015
I truly didn't know what to expect with LOF. But after getting Trig for my high school son, he paid for Geometry and started over because he liked it so much better than BJU or Teaching Textbooks. He said he wishes we would have started LOF years ago.
Sheree H on Sep 30, 2015
My 8th, 11th and 12th graders started LOF Language Arts this year. Though the program is very unconventional, everyone is keeping up on the work without complaint.
dana m on Sep 29, 2020
We have learned so much from Life of Fred math we decided to try the language arts. So far we have enjoyed this series just as much.
Sara M on Aug 19, 2018
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