Language Lessons for a Living Education 2

Language Lessons for a Living Education 2

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ISBN: 9781683441229
Grades: 2

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Self-described as Charlotte Mason-flavored, this language arts curriculum (with reading, grammar, vocabulary, composition and handwriting practice) pulses with a Biblical emphasis (NASB). With each lesson, students read a continuing story about friends Micah and Claire and their Sunday School experiences, alternating every other week with an age-appropriate literature selection. Each week follows a similar pattern of 20-30-minute activities.

Starting with Level 2, students are introduced to punctuation, grammar, and writing. They will learn about nouns, compound words, subjects/predicates, possessive nouns, combining sentences, commas, interjections, action verbs, homophones, synonyms/antonyms, and specific verbs such as be, has, and see as well as pronouns like this and that. Students memorize verses from 1 Corinthians 13 (alongside Micah and Claire). Activities emphasize developing early reading, narration, and observations skills through such activities as picture study, creating stories, and handwriting practice.

Non-reproducible (unless otherwise indicated), consumable, and 3-hole punched. Approx. 400 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

Publisher Description:

Students will move beyond pages of text to make real-world connections as this exciting new series guides your young learner toward mastery of reading, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as the mechanics of communication and writing. Utilizing phonics, observation, and reading comprehension through poems, stories, and real books as the foundation, your student will start forming basic sentences.

This story-based approach, focused on young students Claire and Micah, uses Charlotte Mason ideas for the modern homeschool student with character building themes. Each quarter has five stories, two picture studies (one of which is Bible-based), and two poems (one of which is a Psalm). Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets student will create their very own dictionary as they move week by week through the material.

Developing early reading and narration skills, by the end of the course, students should be able to comfortably write up to three sentences at a time.

This curriculum incorporates picture study, memorization, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, observation, poems, psalms, letters, and practical application through creative writing all working towards the mastery of reading and grammar, as well as the mechanics of communication and writing. Equivalent to a second grade level.

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.


Category Description for Language Lessons for a Living Education:

Self-described as Charlotte Mason-flavored, this language arts curriculum (with reading, grammar, vocabulary, composition and handwriting practice) pulses with a Biblical emphasis (NASB). With each lesson, students read a continuing story about friends Micah and Claire and their Sunday School experiences, alternating every other week with an age-appropriate literature selection. Each week follows a similar pattern of 20-30-minute activities. For example: Day 1, read story; Days 2-3, learn language arts skills; Day 4, respond to literature; Day 5 spelling/vocabulary. Quarterly reviews of skills help monitor progress, and the fourth quarter is designed for review. Streamlined, these worktexts combine student and teacher material; youll find just-enough teacher direction highlighted throughout, additional direction in the front matter and in the Teachers Aid section (about 100 pgs). This section includes such things as dictionary pages to copy, optional learning games, spelling practice ideas, copywork practice, and grammar study sheets. Recommended reading lists are included, but all levels require Favorite Stories from the Bible.

Master Books recommends beginning this series after Foundations Phonics and Basic Language Skills. However, to select a starting place, the general expectation is that the students skills should be comfortably at grade level (in reading, writing, and handwriting).

Starting with Level 2, students are introduced to punctuation, grammar, and writing. They will learn about nouns, compound words, subjects/predicates, possessive nouns, combining sentences, commas, interjections, action verbs, homophones, synonyms/antonyms, and specific verbs such as be, has, and see as well as pronouns like this and that. Students memorize verses from 1 Corinthians 13 (alongside Micah and Claire). Activities emphasize developing early reading, narration, and observations skills through such activities as picture study, creating stories, and handwriting practice.

Level 3 further strengthens previous reading, observation, and communication skills and begins writing paragraphs. Students will narrate, copy, and memorize Scripture. Sketching pictures to develop coordination and observation is included weekly. Each quarter, reviews cover punctuation, grammar, and writing (2) and spelling (1).

Level 4 strengthens skills from previous levels, focusing on independent reading and writing sentences and paragraphs, while adding study in noun types, verb tenses, and mechanics. Students work on reading comprehension in poetry, Scripture, hymns, and stories. Additional copywork, games, and activities are included to tailor to your student.

Level 5 - While continuing to develop the skills presented in previous levels, students will practice sentence combining, descriptive and story writing, sequencing, pronouns, antecedents, compound sentences, subjects and predicates. They will also learn additional spelling rules for special vowels and consonant patterns, as well as spelling exceptions and tricky words.

All of the levels in the series are non-reproducible (unless otherwise indicated), consumable, and 3-hole punched. Approx. 400+ pgs, pb. ~ Ruth




Primary Subject
Language Arts
Grade
2
ISBN
9781683441229
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Master Book Publishers
Weight
2.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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Straight to the point, easy to understand and teach, colorful and fun.
Kristina W on Oct 17, 2019
I've heard good things about this curriculum! I'm looking for something to keep my very strong reader engaged when she's really not into school work at this point.
Ryan G on Sep 6, 2019
Straight to the point, easy to understand and teach, colorful and fun.
Kristina W on Oct 17, 2019
This is a one-stop source for covering language arts. We will likely supplement with a little more grammar, but this should cover our bases with spelling, writing, and a light amount of grammar. Again, I'm excited about the story-based approach!
Jennifer B on Oct 10, 2019
I've heard good things about this curriculum! I'm looking for something to keep my very strong reader engaged when she's really not into school work at this point.
Ryan G on Sep 6, 2019
I love the 5 day format of the lessons, the blending of each day to focus on a concept.
Monica D on Aug 19, 2019
Because it is based on Charlotte Mason approach.
Heather C on Jul 31, 2019
Love this learning format for language arts! Excited for my son to try it!
Jennifer B on May 25, 2019
I like how many sectors of Language Arts it covers: phonics, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, etc.
Shelley M on May 24, 2019
My soon to be 2nd grader looked over this curriculum with me and she's excited about. I love the gentle approach and Charlotte Mason feel.
Christine C on May 8, 2019
I have heard good things about this series and want to try a new program. The program we were using just wasn't fitting our family.
Carrie P on Apr 1, 2019
I ordered one to review for my struggling learner and it looks like something he can handle. So I ordered another for his brother to do alongside him. The lessons are short enough I think we can manage two or three a day without feeling overloaded!
Dena S on Mar 19, 2019
Trying this because we love the Living Education math!
Dena S on Mar 12, 2019
For my six year old to start language arts slowly.
User on Mar 3, 2019
Going to add this with All About Reading 2 and All About Spelling 2 for my dyslexic daughter. We used Easy Grammar 1 for 1st grade she has done fine with it and likes it. However, I like the highlighted sections for the kids to read along with the parent.
Brandi G on Feb 9, 2019
We are trying out this new curriculum because we enjoyed the Math Lessons for a Living Education by Masterbooks. We tried out the sample of week one and my daughter enjoyed it. This curriculum requires parent participation, which may be a downside for some. Personally, we enjoy snuggling on the couch, reading the story and then completing the quick lesson. The content is lesson rigorous then other curriculums, but I find that it builds my child's confidence, and promotes a love of learning.
Jacquelynn M on Aug 31, 2018
This looks like a lovely Charlotte Mason Language Arts program giving the right amount of LA for the age group
Rebecca D on Aug 14, 2018
I chose this curriculum because of the Charlotte Mason style lessons. I love that God is woven into all of it. The lessons are short but still covering what is needed throughout the year.
Mandy D on Aug 13, 2018
charlotte mason based
kristen j on Aug 11, 2018
I'm a fan of the Master Books math series curriculum, so for the upcoming school year I wanted to have my son try out the Language Arts version. -Marie Elaine
Mark S on Jul 27, 2018
Comprehensive and perfect for this age group.
User on Jun 30, 2018
This is a one-stop source for covering language arts. We will likely supplement with a little more grammar, but this should cover our bases with spelling, writing, and a light amount of grammar. Again, I'm excited about the story-based approach!
Jennifer B on Oct 10, 2019
I love the 5 day format of the lessons, the blending of each day to focus on a concept.
Monica D on Aug 19, 2019
Does this student book have a teacher guide? I'm struggling to find it!
A shopper on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is no teacher guide - only the single course book. There is a daily schedule at the beginning and teacher helps at the end of the book as well as teacher notes throughout.
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low-key and thorough
My son would much prefer playing toys to doing bookwork, of course. This book, however, is not daunting. Each day's work can be accomplished without dread, and he loves the occasional dot-to-dot or word puzzle boxes. I appreciate that it includes simple spelling, simple grammar concepts, and copy work. It's helping us cover all of the bases without feeling overwhelmed.
September 28, 2019
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4 months ago
Excellent
We've used Life Pac, TG+TB, My Father's World and Saxon. This is our favorite curriculum yet!
September 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Multi-skills practice
Language Lessons for a Living Education 2, written by Kristen Pratt, is an all inclusive (includes a recommended list of reading books) 2nd grade language arts course. Phonics, sentence formation, reading comprehension, spelling, types of words (antonyms, synonyms, etc.), worksheets, quizzes, and dictionary-building are a sampling of the course work. Students will be practicing independent reading of age/ability-appropriate books which the parent keeps track of on a chart. Over the school year, scripture memorization, writing, oral narration, review, and vocabulary are practiced/retained.

I love that the “Tell Your Story” sections include illustration boxes for your student to add illustrations to his/her writing. The choice of font used throughout the book draws your child’s attention to the work or question at hand. Overall, it’s an aesthetically appealing book and continues to build on learned concepts.

We’ve used a variety of language arts curricula over the years with our children and there are aspects of each that I would love to see pulled together into one book. While this book is intended to stand alone, I’m going to use it (Language Lessons for a Living Education 3) alongside our current language arts course (AAR) and see how things progress side by side. I can see my son enjoying the format.

Master Books publishes fantastic homeschool books, such as this, that include various facets of daily subjects under the umbrella of a single topic. I love that so many sides of language learning are included in a single lesson/unit. One book=multi-practice of skills.
June 19, 2018
Wonderful, thorough and fun
This curriculum is fantastic. It exceeded my expectations and I was expecting it to be great. It uses a variety of exercises to practice needed skills. I like the boxes for the spelling words and that it includes the days weeks and months of the year. There are many opportunities to write and create drawings to go with the stories. I love the picture studies. The artwork throughout is charming and does not overwhelm the page. My son likes when the page is not cluttered and distracting so this program is perfect for him.
I like how it still has a predictable flow to each week while still having variety of exercises.

This really is a complete language arts program. Reading, writing, spelling, plus the Charlotte Mason like activities with copy work, narration and picture study. The writing lessons tie into what was learned that week. I feel this a thorough curriculum with a gentle approach. My son really like the little activities that were throughout the book like word searches, make your own word search, coloring and create your own dictionary.

Another component of this curriculum is the resources at the back of the book. There are activities and games suggested to reinforce various topics. I found them to be fun and engaging while not being too complicated. There are also options for extra spelling practice and copywork.
June 11, 2018

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