Well-Ordered Language Level 1A Teacher's Edition (2nd Edition)
A one-semester book for grades 3 or 4 and up
Children are naturally curious, and will find and collect such things as sticks, rocks, flowers, leaves, and fruit, arranging them, naming them, and making things out of them. They will even gather creatures such as butterflies and bugs with interest and delight.
What if the study of grammar could harness a child's natural curiosity? What if it could be a source of delight to children? The Well-Ordered Language curriculum presents the study of language in a way that appeals to a child's inborn curiosity and desire to collect, gather, and order. The curriculum presents grammar in a clear, orderly way, while simultaneously seeking to cultivate a child's wonder of language by presenting instruction in the context of narrative and language, attractive illustrations, and samples taken from classic children's literature and poetry.Students will not merely be able to identify the parts of a sentence, but will understand how words behave in a sentence. As students see the components of language (the parts of speech) unfold before them throughout the Well-Ordered Language series, they will be able to apply their knowledge, gathering and arranging words to express their thoughts clearly and accurately.
The curriculum is designed so that teachers and students actively engage with each other and with the grammatical concepts in each lesson, using language skillsreading, writing, speaking, and listeningalong with physical movement, songs, and chants. Through Well-Ordered Language's unique, creative, and orderly method of analyzing the grammatical functions of the parts of speech, students will find the mastery of grammar achievable, meaningful, and delightful.
Note: Well-Ordered Language Level 1B releases summer 2016. There will be a total of four levels, and we will release one level (two books) each year.
The robust teacher's edition includes:
* Pedagogical guidance and tips embedded in the text and collected in an appendix
* Extensive explanation of and guidance in Well-Ordered Language's unique analytic approach to grammar
* Suggested activities and games for review
* Answers for all student exercises
* Suggested schedules for teaching Well-Ordered Language Level 1A