Language Lessons for a Living Education 2

Language Lessons for a Living Education 2

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ISBN: 9781683441229
Grades: 2

Product Description:

At 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. Scripture memorization and story creation begins. 476 pgs.

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 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). Learning activities are based in story/reading. In levels 2 through 5, students read a continuing story about friends Micah and Claire and their Sunday School experiences, and then they alternate with an age-appropriate literature selection. To select a level for your student, the general expectation is that the students’ skills should be comfortably at grade level (in reading, writing, and handwriting).

Each week follows a similar pattern of activities, with an included schedule. All levels encourage picture study, handwriting, Bible memorization, spelling (with creating a dictionary), progressively more challenging composition and reading tasks, and Just for Fun critical thinking activities. Quarterly checklist-type reviews of skills help monitor progress. These streamlined worktexts combine student and teacher material; you’ll 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 Master Books reading lists are included. Most levels require Favorite Stories from the Bible or other resources. Course includes a course assessment chart to record whether a child has mastered specific skills and a completion certificate. All levels in the series are non-reproducible (except where indicated), consumable, and 3-hole punched. ~ Ruth




Category Description for COMPLETE PROGRAMS - LANGUAGE ARTS:

Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.


Category Description for LANGUAGE ARTS:

Primary Subject
Language Arts
Grade
2
ISBN
9781683441229
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Master Book Publishers
Weight
3.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 1.19"
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Been homeschooling for 12 years. Masterbooks is the BEST curriculum I've used! Highly recommend all they produce!
Kristi R on Oct 4, 2022
I am very excited to use this book for my son who is going into second grade. I really like the format and how it will have my student progressing through a variety of skills. He has difficulty with fine motor skills and writing exercises tend to fatigue him. I think this book will help him grow in this target area as well as include the reading, grammar lessons, and composition aspects that he also needs for his education.
Faith E on Jul 11, 2022
Been homeschooling for 12 years. Masterbooks is the BEST curriculum I've used! Highly recommend all they produce!
Kristi R on Oct 4, 2022
We love using the Master Books language arts collection. They are easy to use with biblical examples and stories.
Michele R on Aug 3, 2022
I am very excited to use this book for my son who is going into second grade. I really like the format and how it will have my student progressing through a variety of skills. He has difficulty with fine motor skills and writing exercises tend to fatigue him. I think this book will help him grow in this target area as well as include the reading, grammar lessons, and composition aspects that he also needs for his education.
Faith E on Jul 11, 2022
Have used these for all grades 1-5 and we love this all in one ELA curriculum.
melissa m on May 25, 2022
I'm looking forward to trying this for my sons.
Erica R on Jan 11, 2022
After a lot of research on Language Arts programs this is where I've landed.
Megan N on Jan 5, 2022
Great gentle language arts curriculum
Sandy L on Sep 9, 2021
I need something more open and go
Sarah S on Aug 30, 2021
enjoyed other master books courses and been struggling to find a L.A. course that meets my child's interest and level. here's to hoping
Nancy on Jul 26, 2021
Language Lessons for a Living Education is a gentle approach to language arts for my young student and goes exactly at his pace.
Jillian S on Mar 11, 2021
it satisfies grammar, writing, spelling and reading all in a Christian based curriculum
Sara S on Jan 31, 2021
The Rainbow Resource helper recommended this for my very wiggly, hard to stay focused 2nd grader that is currently struggling with Rod and Staff
Nicole Jones on Nov 9, 2020
As a busy mom of 5, I needed a Language Arts that was easy to plan and didn't take a long time to teach and execute. This curriculum is easy understand, to the point, flexible to teach on a 3, 4 or 5 day schedule.
Kim G on Sep 28, 2020
homeschool friend loves these books, we are going to try them out!
Emily on Sep 9, 2020
I am looking for something Bible based yet still challenging. We all can use more Bible in our lives!
Amanda P on Aug 8, 2020
I have used levels 1, 3, and 4. (Two different boys.) I've enjoyed them and their format. They are not long and tedious. (My active boys will only sit still so long.) I like the way they go through and do little chunks each week over and over again. I also think copy work can be a valuable learning lesson for children. Most of the books have regular copy work in them. In addition, making their own dictionaries has been a fun experience.
Elizabe K on Aug 1, 2020
we have enjoyed their math program
Brandon J on Jul 29, 2020
We like that it uses a biblical approach to teaching phonics and grammar.
Michele R on Jul 28, 2020
Need a good Language Arts curriculum and have heard good things about Master Books.
April R on Jun 18, 2020
Recommended by other homeschooling friends.
JK on May 1, 2020
I like that all language arts elements are combined into one book.
Shannon B on Apr 30, 2020
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
We love using the Master Books language arts collection. They are easy to use with biblical examples and stories.
Michele R on Aug 3, 2022
Have used these for all grades 1-5 and we love this all in one ELA curriculum.
melissa m on May 25, 2022
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Great.
Love IT. Very well detailed with learning tips. Step bybstep your child Will work and learn the easy way .Lots of daily activities which can fit an everyday work routine.
September 24, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
REALLY RECOMMEND
Really Enjoying! My daughter loves the lessons, pace, and stories.
September 23, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Comprehensive and Simple to Use
We are into our 5th week of Language Lessons for a Living Education and are finding it a joy to use. It combines writing, spelling, grammar, and comprehension skills all in one. It's perfect for a second grader and for our style of homeschooling which integrates the world around us. It is not too much busywork.
September 15, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent
We've used Life Pac, TG+TB, My Father's World and Saxon. This is our favorite curriculum yet!
September 5, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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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