The Package includes the DVD-ROM, Teacher's Manual, All About Spelling Level 1 and the AAS Basic Interactive Kit.
This package includes the following items:
Fully integrated with the PAL - Reading program, "writing" in the PAL - Writing Program means handwriting, spelling (using the All About Spelling program), punctuation/grammar, and composition, all rolled into one unified set of lesson plans. These lessons can be added to the PAL - Reading program lesson plans whenever the student is ready to write - usually about age five. Not surprisingly, the methodology intertwines with the IEW units. Part I (31 lessons) focuses on printing instruction, story summaries, and establishing good writing habits. Part II (40 lessons) introduces the All About Spelling program, copywork, and beginning elements of "style" (a.k.a. punctuation and grammar). Part III (16 lessons with four days within each lesson) continues with AAS, composition with style (IEW units on storytelling, key word outlines & summaries, and creative writing).
The PAL - Writing Program has two components - the Teacher's Manual and the DVD-ROM. The Teacher's Manual provides an overview of the program, specific instruction for teaching both printing and composition, and detailed lesson plans. The Appendices are an impressive collection - scope/sequence, notes on dysgraphia, reminder signs index, phonograms, and handouts from the video presentations. The All About Spelling program is incorporated into the lesson plans as an integrated module (and is included with the Pal-Writing package). The DVD-ROM features the author, Jill Pike, "talking through" the program along with lesson plans as well as two bonus audios (Reading Comprehension by Adam Andrews and Dictation, Narration, and Public Speaking by Andrew Pudewa) and three IEW e-audio downloads. The DVD-ROM also includes the PDF files for all student materials.
Students completing this writing program will be ready for the starting levels of the IEW program. ~ Janice
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.
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.