Life of Fred Language Arts: Dreams

Life of Fred Language Arts: Dreams

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Item #: 023137
ISBN: 9781937032173
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Covers use of braces, quotations, dashes, metaphors, indirect and direct objects, acronyms, emphatic form of a verb, simple and compound sentences, coordinating and correlative conjunctions, compound vs. complex sentences, conjunctive adverbs, figurative language, outlining, synecdoche, metonymy, good diction, passive voice, three keys to good writing, iambic heptameter, how to write an essay, plagiarism, sentence fragments, and slashes.
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
9781937032173
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Polka Dot Publishing
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.5" x 7.25" x 0.5"
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I love the LoF math books. The language arts books sound equally good.
Marsha E W on Feb 26, 2020
LOVE LOF
Christin F on Jan 26, 2018
I love the LoF math books. The language arts books sound equally good.
Marsha E W on Feb 26, 2020
best LA format for us yet
Courtney H on Aug 28, 2018
LOVE LOF
Christin F on Jan 26, 2018
We love Life of Fred everything!
Mary Lynette U on Aug 16, 2017
The Fred Language Arts series look like they are written for elementary but they have some good information in them. I feel like this fills in what may have been missed.
Stephanie S on Aug 16, 2016
My son loved the 1st one so much we had to get the next one.
Krista Z on Jul 1, 2016
Fun, easy way to learn grammar.
Justin S on Jun 22, 2016
love Fred- thought this would be a fun way to end High school
Adriene U on May 15, 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
best LA format for us yet
Courtney H on Aug 28, 2018
We love Life of Fred everything!
Mary Lynette U on Aug 16, 2017
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