This package includes:
- PAL Reading Teacher Manual
- Reading DVD-ROM
- Phonetic Games
- Farm Folder w/ Stickers
- PAL Writing Teacher Manual
- Writing DVD-ROM
- All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
- All About Spelling Level 1 Teacher Manual and Student Packet
The Primary Arts of Language Reading and Writing materials are designed to go hand in hand. Students are introduced to letters through letter stories and discover the vowel and consonant pairs that help us read. Daily games played during “Activity Time” reinforce the phonetic concepts so that a student can know them completely. The Reading program should be used concurrently with the Primary Arts of Language: Writing program (included in this product), which includes the letter introduction through printing practice.
What all is included in the PAL: Premier, that is not in the PAL: Complete Package?
The Premier Package includes the printed PAL: Reading Students Books and the PAL: Writing Student Books, while the Complete Package (only available from the publisher's website) includes the Student Books as PDF downloads only.
Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing) says there are four language arts: listening (being read to), speaking (memorization and recitation), reading (phonics and practice), and writing (copywork). Usually only reading and writing get much attention while listening and speaking supposedly just "come along." Mr. Pudewa and IEW think differently, and in Primary Arts of Language (PAL) they have provided us with a fully integrated language arts program that provides for the focused development of all four skills.
PAL - Reading is based on Anna Ingham's Blended Sound and Sight System developed while teaching 40 students in a one-room school in rural Canada. Blending solid phonics with elements of the sight method, PAL produces fluent, oral readers. Two audio lectures and one video presentation by Mrs. Ingham are included on the accompanying DVD-ROM and are a must-hear; must-see.
The PAL Reading program can be used independently or combined with the PAL Writing program when the child is ready for handwriting.
The PAL - Writing program is an introduction to and preparation for the IEW writing methodology. At this level the beginning focus is on handwriting, spelling, and sentence construction skills but continues through paragraph construction and one-to-three paragraph compositions.
The PAL Reading-Writing Premier Package includes all the components from both programs with printed copies of the Reading Student Books and the Writing Student Books. There are also packages available for each program.
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.