Language Lessons for Secondary Child V1

Language Lessons for Secondary Child V1

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Grades: 4-9

Category Description for Language Lessons Series by Sandi Queen:

Pick-up-and-go language arts - Charlotte Mason style. Copywork, dictation, and narration from interesting, vintage works including poetry, speeches, and stories. Full-color art reproductions typically depicting a long ago, slower, more rural lifestyle. A full spectrum of language arts skills starting with phonics and handwriting and progressing through creative writing. A gentle but thorough introduction to grammar and mechanics with periodic review. An emphasis on creative expression and poetry appreciation. What's not to like? This is a far cry from repetitive, dry grammar books and their accompanying boredom.

There are 180 teacher-student interactive lessons in each book. Lesson times are very short (5-10 minutes) in the early books and progress to about 30-45 minutes in the upper level books. The beginning books are scripted while later books progress into a warm, instructive, conversational narrative. These perfect-bound books are designed to become a consumable student portfolio. Often - particularly in the early grades - students are asked to draw pictures on left-side facing pages all of which are left purposely blank. Except for the high school book, copywork/dictation space is provided. Grammar exercises requiring editing or some sort of marking (i.e. circle subject; underline predicate) always have adequate space for completion. There is no prep for the teacher although interaction and discussion with the student and oversight of their work is necessary. Answer keys provide time-saving answers for the objective portions but may not be needed for the younger levels.

Grammar coverage is comprehensive and thorough although practice is minimal. Continual review is provided for all grammar concepts once introduced and skills are carefully sequenced through the years to encourage concept understanding. Descriptive, narrative and creative writing are all covered in varying and increasing (through the levels) degrees. However, paragraph construction skills are minimal and essay construction is found only in High School Volume 2. ~ Janice




Category Description for COMPLETE ENGLISH PROGRAMS:

These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.


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.


Parts of speech, prepositions, state of being verbs, pronouns, hyphens, sentence combining. 85 pgs.




Primary Subject
Language Arts
Grade Start
4
Grade End
9
Author
Sandi Queen
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Queen Homeschool Supplies
Weight
1.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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My twin sons who were in public school were struggling with writing. They just completed the Language Lessons for the Elementary Child. In a year and half they went from writing simple sentences to being able to write a three paragraph essay with only a little support. They are now familiar with parts of speech and writing more complex sentences. This is a great program for the struggling learner.
Cherry C on Jan 17, 2020
We have done LL through Queen since we started and love the short, clearly-presented lessons, the review, and everything about it.
Rosalee M on Aug 7, 2019
My twin sons who were in public school were struggling with writing. They just completed the Language Lessons for the Elementary Child. In a year and half they went from writing simple sentences to being able to write a three paragraph essay with only a little support. They are now familiar with parts of speech and writing more complex sentences. This is a great program for the struggling learner.
Cherry C on Jan 17, 2020
I purchased this because we enjoy the Charlotte Mason approach and Sandi Queen’s books.
Angela S on Aug 26, 2019
We have done LL through Queen since we started and love the short, clearly-presented lessons, the review, and everything about it.
Rosalee M on Aug 7, 2019
Self guiding, smaller lessons, not overwhelming, lets my child use his imagination for specific lessons. Also, the copy work has been wonderful and helped improve his handwriting.
Holly J on Apr 3, 2019
I like Sandi Queens approach to language.
Craig M on Mar 3, 2019
We have used Sandi Queen's Language Lessons for years now. My children prefer these books over any others for Language Arts. They are simple and not time-consuming, yet they cover everything you need to learn, as long as you follow her directions!
Julie W on Sep 16, 2018
My daughter like the previous one
Kim C on Sep 3, 2018
these are neat language arts with a variety of things & yet saves me the work of the traditional Charlotte Mason approach of finding my own assignments
User on Aug 7, 2018
My daughter has been doing these for a couple years and really enjoys them.
Melinda S on Jul 15, 2018
For years, our family has used the "Language Lessons" and felt like they were effective and followed the precepts of the Charlotte Mason education.
Malinda B on Sep 11, 2017
I liked the elementary child one.
Chavaleh F on Jan 12, 2017
I have used this series with my older children, and I find the books to be a gentle, parent-child interactive way to learn grammar basics, practice copywork, appreciate art, and study poetry all in one book!
Daniella S on Oct 29, 2016
Used with my older son. Very happy with it.
Shannon H on Sep 15, 2016
Wonderful
C T on Sep 7, 2016
These books are very concise and they are very thorough for the small amount of work the student is asked to complete.
Melissa M on Jul 22, 2016
we love Queen's Language Lessons & I'm excited about the poetry instruction
User on Jun 21, 2016
I saw the curriculum in Molly Green magazine. I was attracted to the Charlotte Mason approach.
Karl And Carie S on Mar 16, 2016
We've used it before and love the Language Lessons series!
Mr and Mrs Brian L on Mar 1, 2016
I plan to use volume one and two at an accelerated rate doing two lessons a day since the lessons are quite brief and very gentle for this level. We are going through an intensive grammar program this year and next year school year when we use this volume and volume one for 7th grade, it will be a nice change of pace. The samples I have view on Queen's web site show a variety of fun quick lessons that will be a nice change from boring 'ol grammar! I also plan on using G.U.M. Drops as well.
Eric W on Feb 19, 2016
I purchased this because we enjoy the Charlotte Mason approach and Sandi Queen’s books.
Angela S on Aug 26, 2019
Self guiding, smaller lessons, not overwhelming, lets my child use his imagination for specific lessons. Also, the copy work has been wonderful and helped improve his handwriting.
Holly J on Apr 3, 2019
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This is a Charlotte Mason style workbook She doesn't push English grammar study till 7th grade so the book is pretty easy It introduces the student to parts of grammar and punctuation so he has a useful-but not deep- understanding of it It gets him going on narration with beautiful pictures There is good writing practice and the child learns good writing by copying excellent writing It improves the handwriting too Sometimes I let my kids substitute a comparable length poem if they do not like the one chosen for copyingAlthough the pages are blank on the back they are often filled with the student's writing as he goes through the lessons We don't use all the Language Lesson books We start after a good phonics foundation Then we just use every other one because they are easy but cover quite a few subjects and there is review between books So we use the Secondary book in 4th or 5th gradeIn 6th-7th grade we go through Rod and Staff's 5th grade English book which is very thorough They are ready for it with much less pain than going through other programs which we have tried bits of My kids like English when they hit 7th grade
November 11, 2012
I was excited about this program however when it arrived I was thoroughly disappointed We used First Language Lessons 1-4 by Jessie Wise with our older child If we would have placed him in either volumes of Language Lessons for the Secondary Child it would have been below his level There's very little in these workbooks They are only 85 pages single-sided and big font The artwork was another disappointment They are pixalated and not worthy of picture study
September 27, 2010

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