Life of Fred Language Arts: Classes

Life of Fred Language Arts: Classes

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Item #: 023133
ISBN: 9781937032159
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Covers the seven parts of speech; three forms of pronouns; prepositions; italics; tenses; proper nouns; suffixes; turning nouns and verbs into adjectives; nominative, objective, possessive, genitive, dative, and ablative cases; similes; auxiliary verbs; which vs. that; elliptical constructions; varieties of English; uses of writing; adverbs; infinitives; subjunctive, indicative, and imperative moods; antecedents of pronouns; and hyphens.
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
9781937032159
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Polka Dot Publishing
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.5" x 7.25" x 0.5"
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My boys love Lof F curriculum, both LA and Math
Leah C on Dec 26, 2020
They look like fun way to do ELA which my student finds to be the most boring of subjects.
" " on Feb 21, 2020
My boys love Lof F curriculum, both LA and Math
Leah C on Dec 26, 2020
Our son loves the Life of Fred Math series so it seemed logical to try this series as well.
Erin L on Mar 4, 2020
They look like fun way to do ELA which my student finds to be the most boring of subjects.
" " on Feb 21, 2020
Life of Fred is a curriculum that is fun and helps with those who learn better by stories and different styles of understanding. My daughter loves doing the Language Arts through LIfe of Fred. He makes learning silly but they learn through it.
User on Oct 2, 2018
Best LA format for us yet
Courtney H on Aug 28, 2018
My daughter really enjoyed the first books in this series.
Kelly M on Sep 19, 2017
Life of Fred makes learning tough ideas, skills and even situations in life, fun! These books introduce life skills into academics in every chapter. My kids love this series. It is a wonderful compliment to your curriculum and will add interesting conversation around the dinner table too!
Kimberly V on Nov 21, 2016
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
So easy to read and teaches the basics. Anything Fred I really like - such a different approach.
Stephanie S on May 19, 2016
love the other Life of Fred books we have used. has been helpful in engaging reluctant students. the stories are engaging and humorous and helps ease the pain of learning more mundane subjects.
Kim M on Feb 8, 2016
We have been happy with the math program so decided to do the Lang Arts too
Natalie W on Feb 4, 2016
Our son loves the Life of Fred Math series so it seemed logical to try this series as well.
Erin L on Mar 4, 2020
Life of Fred is a curriculum that is fun and helps with those who learn better by stories and different styles of understanding. My daughter loves doing the Language Arts through LIfe of Fred. He makes learning silly but they learn through it.
User on Oct 2, 2018
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Life of Fred Language Arts is great!
My daughter loves the Life of Fred series.. it's easy for her to understand and she goes through is quickly. Life of Fred is great for those who learn a different way.
November 5, 2018
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